LECTURES AND EVENTS

Tuesday, April 10 , 2018
Amanda Levete, Current Work:  A Tale of Two Museums, AL_A


Levete trained at the Architectural Association and worked for Richard Rogers before joining Future Systems as a partner in 1989, where she realized ground-breaking buildings including the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground and Selfridges department store in Birmingham. In 2009 Levete founded her London-based practice AL_A. She frequently contributes to radio and television programs and writes for major publications, and has lectured around the world. For over a decade she served as a trustee for influential London nonprofits the Young Foundation and Artangel. A Stirling Prize winner, she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2017.

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

This lecture is co-sponsored with The Architectural League of New York.

Free for all Cooper Union students, faculty and staff, and League members.  Members of the public may obtain tickets  here
Visiting Lecture | Celeste Olalquiaga, El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison


Inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and capped with a Buckminster Fuller dome designed by Donald Richter (the first such dome installed outside the U.S.), Venezuela's concrete spiral seemed destined to consolidate Caracas as a modern Latin American capital in the late 1950s. A futuristic shopping mall with 2.5 miles of vehicular ramps, El Helicoide would have featured 320 stores, exhibition halls, inclined elevators and close-circuit television. The project faltered months from completion and the building was relegated to the backdrop of the city's southern slum-covered hills. Despite myriad attempts at recovery, the site has only known two uses: as a temporary refuge for 10,000 people in the late 1970s, and as a police headquarters and penal institution since 1985 on.

Celeste Olalquiaga is a cultural historian dedicated to the contradictions and leftovers of modernity. She is the author of Megalopolis: Contemporary Cultural Sensibilities and The Artificial Kingdom: A Treasury of the Kitsch Experience.  Most recently she co-edited Downward Spiral: El Helicoide's Descent from Mall to Prison.

The Lecture is followed by a book-signing of: 

Downward Spiral: El Helicoide's Descent from Mall to Prison
co-edited by Celeste Olalquiaga and Lisa Blackmore (Urban Research, 2018)

This event is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. The public may RSVP specifying the event title. 
Current Work: City of Detroit, Maurice Cox, AR '83


Post-bankruptcy Detroit is becoming a leading laboratory for urban regeneration, and Cox has earned widespread acclaim for his innovative role in this process. To reshape the city into a vibrant and dynamic place, Cox channels citizen participation into democratic practices while achieving the highest quality of design excellence.  Cox previously served as mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia; design director of the National Endowment of the Arts; and director of the Tulane City Center in New Orleans. Early in his career, he spent a decade teaching and practicing architecture in Florence, Italy.

For Current Work, he will present a portfolio of City-commissioned work in landscape architecture, housing, and public space by some of the nation's leading professionals. 

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

This lecture is co-sponsored with The Architectural League of New York.

Free for all Cooper Union students, faculty and staff, and League members.  Members of the public may obtain tickets  here
Lunchtime Lecture: Evan Douglis (AR '83), Sounds from a Distant Planet


Evan Douglis (AR '83) is the principal of Evan Douglis Studio LLC; an internationally renowned architecture and interdisciplinary design firm committed to the practice of digital alchemy. The firm ΚΌ s unique cutting edge research into computer-aided digital design and fabrication technology, new materials and multi-media installations as applied to a range of diverse gallery installations, commercial projects, and more recently a series of prefabricated modular building assembly systems has elicited international acclaim.

This event is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. Members of the public may RSVP specifying the event title.
Exhibition and Gallery Round Table| Productive Hybrids: Design III, Urban Housing in San Juan


This exhibition highlights a work in progress - the Spring 2018 Third Year Design Studio - as the class develops new proposals for post-disaster hybrid housing typologies in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The project seeks to create innovative dwelling types that respond to new ways of "living-working-producing" within the tropical climate and the complex social, economic and cultural context, with a focus on long-term resilience.

Gallery Round Table: The Architecture of Forecasting, Between Environmental Change and Planning Resilience
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30PM

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Friday 2-7PM
Saturday and Sunday 12-7PM

This Exhibition and Gallery Round Table event is free and open to the public. 
FACULTY NEWS
NADAAA (Nader Tehrani, principal, Arch dean/fac) | Finalist | "The AZ Awards 2018: Meet the Finalists," AZURE MAGAZINE, April 2, 2018

Diana Agrest, Arch fac | Film Screening | "The Making of an Avant-Garde Film Screening," University of Kentucky College of Design, April 9, 2018, Lexington, KY

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Arch fac | Speaker | Princeton Environmental Ideathon (PEID), Princeton University, April 13-15, 2018, Princeton, NJ
ALUMNI NEWS
Maurice Cox, AR '83 | Lecture | Current Work, The Cooper Union, April 17, 2018, NYC (co-sponsored by us and the League)

Elizabeth Diller, AR '79 | Lecture | The Butler-VanderLinden Lecture on Architecture, Art Institute Chicago, April 13, 2018, Chicago, IL

Daniel Libeskind, AR '70 | Article | "Check out an exclusive look at Studio Libeskind's senior housing project in Brooklyn," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, April 6, 2018

Snarkitecture (Daniel Arsham, A 03, Alex Mustonen, AR 05) | Article | "Snarkitecture Toasts 10 Years With a New Monograph," INTERIOR DESIGN, April 20, 2018
OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
NEW   

CALL FOR ENTRIES | AIA New York: New York Designs celebrate the work of NYC-based AIA members, providing a snapshot of the work being produced in our city. Deadline: April 26, 2018. Learn More...
DEADLINE APPROACHING   

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | AAC&U's The Academic Minute is a radio segment produced by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with AAC&U that features faculty and researchers form colleges and universities around the world discussing what's new in the academy and the ways in which it contributes to the public good. Send submissions to David Hopper: dhopper@wamc.org. Learn More...

DESIGN COMPETITION | MAGIS at Design Pavilion NYCxDESIGN wants to involve the local community, the design schools and the design students in developing the installation's area. We would like you to develop the artwork and graphic of the CYC backdrop walls. Deadline: April 10, 2018. Learn More...

AWARD COMPETITION | NYCxDESIGN Awards celebrates outstanding achievements across major areas of design. Products and New York City-based project submissions are open to all fairs, exhibitors, and firms. Deadline: April 18, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | The Deborah J. Norden Fund, a program of The Architectural League of New York, supports an array of different projects and travel contributing to an applicants intellectual and creative development. An info session will take place on February 26, 2018. Deadline: April 22, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Urban Omnibus: Urban Wild Writer seeks a writer to explore and interpret the contemporary urban landscape where highways meet gas wells, herons, and kayakers. Deadline: May 1, 2018. Learn More...

IDEAS COMPETITION | DWELL: Mumbai Mixed Housing arch out loud challenges competition entrants to design a mixed dwelling development on one of the last undeveloped sections of Mumbai's coastline. Deadline: May 1, 2018. Learn More... 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | AIA New York State: Small Firms Symposium is a new series of educational symposiums for architects working in small firms and we are seeking presenters. Deadline: May 4, 2018. Learn More...
ONGOING  

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | FiGMENT Weekend NYC 2018 will be a two-day participatory arts event held on Governors Island on June 23 & 24, showcasing art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, and explore their environment. Deadline: May 18, 2018. Learn More... 

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | Global Conference on Applied Physics, Mathematics & Computing invites abstract submissions and proposals for oral presentations, and poster presentations within the thematic range of the conference. Deadline: May 1, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Amps, Kent State University: Alternatives to the Present A Conference on Architecture, Urbanism, Sociology, Development & Planning seeks abstracts focusing on interdisciplinary alternatives to the 20th century's top-down and disciplinary understandings of the urban condition. Deadline: June 5, 2018. Learn More...

DESIGN CHALLENGE | Eleven Magazine: Macro to Micro Future living elicits a revolution in the way we live at multiple scales. Following the connections between housing and environmental crises, a question remains: urban expansion or natural preservation? It is time for a bold, radical shift in perception and action. Deadline: June 6, 2018. Learn More... 

DESIGN CHALLENGE | COMMUN: Hyperlocal is looking for proposals for a new "hyperlocal" commuting system for Mumbai which, given the many issues interrelated with transportation in this populous and thriving city, may completely transform it by 2030. Deadline: June 15, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Ardeth #04: RIGHTS Design professionals and their actions seldom enter the debate regarding the relationship between city, rights, and powers. The project of architecture is often the carrier of a "tyranny of values" (Schmitt, 1966), as it breeds paradigms centered on form, on function, or even on consensus, that, for instance have indirectly reinforced the High-Tech trend. Deadline: July 15, 2018. Learn More...

                                                                                         

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