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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Solano Benítez & Gloria Cabral, Gabinete de Arquitectura: Current Work

Monday, November 7, 7:00 PM in The Great Hall

In 1987 Solano Benítez founded Gabinete de Arquitectura, which he shares in partnership with Alberto Marinoni and Gloria Cabral. Gabinete de Arquitectura harnesses the specialized knowledge of Paraguayan labor to create and construct buildings made of vernacular materials such as brick and tile, which can withstand the nation's extreme heat and heavy rains. The architects rely on this expertise as a source of innovation in their designs and their construction. By privileging sustainability and respect for the environment, the firm "starts from ideas about bringing some benefit - either to the people who are going to use the buildings or to the city around them."

This event is Co-sponsored with The Architectural League of New York. 

Tickets are free for Cooper Union students and faculty with valid ID, and League members. For ticket inquiries, please refer to The Architectural League of New York website.

Recovery of "Caminito Del Rey" - Malaga, Spain; Architect: Luis Machuca Santa-Cruz
Alternativas / Alternatives - XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism
Presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union and the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. 

The thirteenth Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (XIII BEAU) will be exhibited for the first time in the United States in Cooper Union's Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery. The exhibition, entitled 
Alternativas / Alternatives , features 22 jury selected projects completed between January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015 by contemporary Spanish architects. The installation, which also includes an additional 20 shortlisted works, features large-scale image displays and audiovisual commentary about the winning projects, as well as drawing reproductions and architectural models.

In conjunction with this exhibition, a group of distinguished scholars will be assembled on Saturday, November 12, to participate in a lively conversation about Spanish architecture. 

The exhibition is free and open to the public. 

OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
DEADLINE APPROACHING  

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Space Invaders: Diaries of Radical Empathy  invites all city circulators and mavens of transportation to compose and submit a two-minute video of radical empathy. Envision the city from a mode of travel you never take, or can't stand to try. Or try to get from one place to another in the most unexpected or impossible way - swim to work, bike to the airport, kayak to dinner, climb a mountain to the post office. We encourage you to find an experience of the city, from a point of view you've so far never given yourself a moment to know, or even knew existed. Deadline: November 4, 2016.  Learn More... 

OPEN CALL | SfTV: Po(li/e)tidal Ads is an open call for short-form video ads that are both political and poetic. Contributors are asked to submit alternatives to contemporary political ads, addressing collective concerns that transcend individual egos and party platforms. Videos should draw from or appropriate the format of political ads to reveal key topics, places, spaces, and/or people and groups that play a part in domestic and global debates as they relate to important contemporary social, economic, and political issues. Deadline: November 4th, 2016. Learn More... 

FLASH COMPETITION | arch out loud: Memory is a week-long Flash Competition aimed at exploring the topic of memory. The full brief will be released on 10/30. Between now and then, we invite you to register for the competition and get thinking. We will send out a few relevant research pieces and projects during the registration period, but it is up to you to use the next few weeks for any preparation before the competition formally opens. Remember, the key word of this competition is MEMORY. Deadline: November 5, 2016. Learn More...
ONGOING
 
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design is an educational institution offering free tuition in Moscow, Russia, founded in 2009. The institute promotes positive changes and creates new ideas and values through its educational activities. Strelka provides new learning opportunities, while the City remains at the centre of the Institute's research. The program me employs tools and approaches from a wide variety of disciplines and is aimed at young international and Russian specialists from a variety of professional backgrounds with a strong interest in working on urban-related projects who would bring their own unique perspective, vision and expertise to the team: architects, artists, planners, interaction designers, theorists, programmers, economists, engineers, fiction writers, cinematographers, sociologists, etc. Deadline: November 6, 2016. Learn More... 

DESIGN COMPETITION | The Little Free Library in partnership with Chronicle books and the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIASF) invites designers, architects, doodlers, and book folks of all stripes to rethink this unique structure, and solve some of the challenges identified by the neighborhood heroes that care for them. Deadline: November 11, 2016. Learn More... 

DESIGN COMPETITION | Eleven invites thinkers, architects, designers, artists, academics and visionaries from around the world to imagine innovative solutions for Moontopia - the first ever self-sufficient lunar colony designed for living, working, researching and - why not - a little space tourism too. With all this buzz surrounding space travel, will we finally see mankind return to the Moon with a view to inhabit? What does this mean in terms of design? How can architecture adapt to its lunar surroundings and respond to a whole new set of criteria - be it advantages or threats - such as extreme temperature shifts, lunar quakes or reduced gravity? What could lunar architecture actually look like today? Deadline: November 11, 2016.  Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | MASSA Journal is a platform featuring architectural theory. We believe in gathering creative contributions from a variety of people of different disciplines to create a base for a collective knowledge regarding local architecture. We are looking for writers, artists, illustrators, poets, philosophers, sociologists, photographers and more, who have the affinity, or a passion for architecture, space, place, the city, the countryside or anything other linked to the subject. This is a call for materials, there's no limit regarding the length of an article or the media used for visual contributions. The next issue of MASSA will focus on the subject: "Holy." Deadline: November 14, 2016. Learn More...

FLASH COMPETITION | Opportunity Space: An International Design-Build Competition  Beyond the headlines and political rhetoric, the migration crisis in Europe has highlighted one of the toughest challenges that cities around the world will face for decades to come: In an era of great uncertainty, how and where can people find opportunity?  In response to this challenge, Van Alen Institute, the City of Malmo, White Arkitekter, Architects Sweden, and Individuell Manniskohjalp are launching this competition to create temporary physical structures that will house programs to foster economic opportunity and social inclusion in Malmo, Sweden. Deadline: Pre-register by November 7, 2016 and Submit Final Proposals by November 18, 2016.  Learn More...

RESEARCH RESIDENCY | Richard Rogers Fellowship at Harvard Graduate School of Design is open to accomplished professionals and scholars working in any field related to the built environment. The fellowship is dedicated to advancing research on a wide range of issues - social, economic, technological, political, environmental - that are critical to shaping the contemporary city. Harvard will inaugurate the Wimbledon House as the residence for the Richard Rogers Fellowship and as a venue for lectures, symposia, and events in 2017. Deadline: November 28, 2016. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLAT Journal of Rice University is currently accepting submissions for the upcoming issue, Absence, which draws attention to the unbuilt structures, spaces, and ideas which hold as much potential and possibilities for architecture as their present counterparts. What does it mean for design to disappear? Absence, often seen as the result of a destructive force, may in fact be productive. While presence implies creation, absence promises possibilities. PLAT 6.0 welcomes architects, designers, thinkers, and anyone provoked by 'Absence' to submit design projects, essays, visual media, narratives, proposals, manifestos, and conversations that engage the notion of absence in architecture and its complementary creative fields. Please submit all materials, abstracts, and/or inquires to editor@platjournal.com. Deadline: December 1, 2016. Learn More...  

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Ventura Lambrate 2017  is Ventura Projects' flagship event held during the annual Salone del Mobile/Fuorisalone in Milan. During this week, the district of Lambrate in northeast Milan hosts a thriving design district that showcases the latest developments in international contemporary design. By juxtaposing conceptual experiments with professional presentations, visitors are challenged to take a different view on design. Applications are now open. Deadline: December 1, 2016. Learn More...

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP | Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship is a creative fellowship for promising young graduates of the Universtity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and other prestigious institutions. The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in music, landscape architecture, architectural design, history, art, dance, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Deadline: December 1, 2016. Learn More...  

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Dichotomy 23: HUNGRY is an invitation to get your fill, relieve your appetites, reach out for your desires, and feed your creativity. Submissions should consider Hungry as a sense of longing relief from the starving, barren, and otherwise dissatisfied, as well as its relation to the discourse of architecture, urbanism, design, and all the arts in between. Abstract Deadline: December 1, 2016. Learn More... 

CALL FOR ENTRIES | S.ARCH 2017 Architecture AWARDs are dedicated to the recognition of Completed Projects and Conceptual Designs, their excellence in architecture and/or urbanism, architectural diversity, new ideas and their exemplary implementations around the world. The S.ARCH AWARDs seek to recognize new developments in sustainable architecture, where particular attention has been given to building / designing schemes that use local resources and appropriate design solutions in innovative ways. Deadline: December 2, 2016. Learn More...

DESIGN COMPETITION | The Schindler Global Award: Urban Design for Coexistence is a student urban design competition. It is focused on mobility, understood as a key driver of desirable change in urban areas around the world. The SGA is a chance for young designers to match their skills and imaginations against the challenge of shaping the cities of today and tomorrow. Students of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design are invited to come up with holistic design proposals in response to a specific brief. The biannual competition will next take place in 2016-2017, with a site in São Paulo, Brazil. Deadlines: Applications by December 16, 2016 and Projects by December 30, 2016.  Learn More...

Mathematical Photo Submissions | MoMath: SeeingMath Do you see math in the world around you? Now is your opportunity to contribute a favorite mathematical photo to MoMath's _Seeing Math_ contest. Winning photos will be displayed on the large screen in the Museum as part of this visual tour of the mathematical world around us. To enter the _Seeing Math_ contest, please email your original photographic image (no photoshopping please) together with the formulae or commentary that would overlay the image. Please submit all entries to seeingmath@momath.org and limit the size of your email to 5 MB or less. Deadline: January 1, 2017.  Learn More...

PRE-COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP | The Anthony Quinn Scholarship Program Organized as a vehicle to perpetuate Anthony Quinn's vision for an art conscious society, the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program raises and distributes funds for arts education. The Scholarship Program is for young adults in high school who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication with a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support. The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across the fields of focus: Visual Arts & Design, Dance, Theatre, Singing, Instrumental, Media Arts, and Literary Arts. Deadline: January 4, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Loeb Fellowship at Harvard Graduate School of Design represent the broadest spectrum of accomplished practitioners who are influential in shaping the built and natural environment and whose work advances positive social outcomes. Loeb Fellows are architects and landscape architects, urban planners and journalists, public artists and affordable housing developers. They come from around the world to the Harvard GSD with a common purpose: to make the world a better place for all. After a transformative Fellowship year in residence, they join a powerful worldwide network of over 450 colleagues and friends. The connections, collaborations and learning are there for a lifetime. Deadline: January 5, 2016. Learn More...

APPLICATIONS OPEN | Gensler's Design Strategist Development (DSD) Program is a 24-month, on-the-job professional training program that gives participants firsthand exposure to the skills and experiences they need to achieve professional success as a design strategist. It propels participants directly into meaningful project work, offers world-class professional development, and connects them with a global community of colleagues and mentors. Tailored to each person's strengths and ambitions, the program provides the maximum breadth and depth of design strategy experience. Each year, Gensler hires a new cohort to work and train in select Gensler offices. Each DSD Program participant joins Gensler as a consulting analyst and receives a competitive salary and benefit package. Deadline: January 6, 2016. Learn More... 

LAND ART COMPETITION | Nka Foundation invites submissions from creative practitioners and organizations dedicated to community placemaking to participate in its 2017 Land Art Competition. The competition is open to landscape architects, artists, curators, designers, architects, urban planners, structural engineers, university students and others from around the world to submit ideas for large-scale and site-specific public art installations based on site in rural Ghana. The submitted entries can be functional or nonfunctional works but must aim at creating a truly unique experience that becomes emblematic of what an arts village is and how it needs to function as a PLACE. The arts village is designed as a learning center to provide relational spaces for creative people from the region and other countries to live, work, learn and create. Registration Deadline: January 31, 2017. Learn More...

DESIGN CHALLENGE | Reimagine Structure: Metals in Construction Magazine invites architects and engineers to submit their design for a high-rise building that integrates its enclosure and it primary structure for the purpose of minimizing embodied energy. The magazine challenges participants to substitute a hybrid frame-and-skin system for the typical aluminum-and-glass curtain wall of a steel-framed high-rise office building. The design must integrate elements providing environmental protection and resistance to wind and seismic forces. Entries will be judged on the amount of embodied energy reduced in the form of building mass, as well as on the overall performance of the enclosure. Deadline: February 1, 2017. Learn More... 

SUBMISSIONS OPEN | arch out loud: DEATH AND ARCHITECTURE  will examine the juxtaposition of these terms, delving into the ever-changing sociological responsibilities of architecture and the constant, unchanging condition of death. This is an open call for submissions of original written or graphic work pertaining to the relationship between the dead and the city. This issue intends to touch on topics such as the status of land and its value in growing cities; historical trends of burial grounds in cities; recent innovations regarding the handling of the dead; and the stigmas surrounding radical changes in the ways in which we lay to rest those who have passed on. Deadline: Not Specified.  Learn More... 


FACULTY NEWS 
Diane Lewis, AR '76/Arch fac | Speaker | MAS SUMMIT 2016: Public Assets, Municipal Art Society, November 15, 2016, NYC

Joan Ockman, AR '80/Arch fac | Symposium Speaker | Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture at 50, organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the University of Pennsylvania, November 10-12, 2016, NYC and Phila

ALUMNI NEWS 
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55/Arch fac emeritus) | Symposium Participants | In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day,  Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 12, 2016, NYC  | Exhibition Design | Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, The Jewish Museum, November 4, 2016-March 26, 2017, NYC  | Article | "AIA|LA announces 2016 Design Award winners," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, October 27, 2016

Peggy Deamer, AR '77 | Article | "Architecture Lobby opens Los Angeles branch," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, October 21, 2016

Laurie Hawkinson, AR '83 | Article | "Mayor de Blasio Announces Appointment of Architect Laurie Hawkinson to the Public Design Commission," Office of the Mayor, NYC.gov, November 1, 2016. 

Kyna Leski, AR '85 | Lecture | Texas Tech University College of Architecture, November 4, 2016, Lubbock, TX 

Gina Pollara, AR '91 | Program Participant | A Closer LOOK: Local Retail, Part 1, Manhattan, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society, October 26, 2016, NYC

Rural Urban Framework (John Lin, AR 02, and Joshua Bolchover) | Article | "Angdong Hospital, Angdong, Baojing County, Hunan, China, 2011," ARCHITECTURAL TURN, LOTUS 160, 2016  | Article | "Shelter," ARCHITECTURAL TURN, LOTUS 160, 2016

Yingfan Zhang, AR '06 | Group Exhibition | "Utopia in the Heterotopia of Chinese Calligraphy," Humanistic Nature and Society- An Insight into the Future, Himalayas Museum of Shanghai, September 28 through December 4, 2016 | Lecture | "The Space and Time of Culture Artifact," Culture Context Series, Architecture Association of Herbei Province, Shijiazhunag Planning Museum, China, September 2, 2016

Athena Unroe, AR '18 | Awardee | AIA New York and Center for Architecture Honor Design Leaders at Heritage Ball

                                                                                         

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