LECTURES AND EVENTS

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Drawing Lines: The Black American Experience


 The Honorable John Lewis , U.S. Representative of the 5th Congressional District of Georgia and a long-standing leader of civil and human rights, will discuss the need for civic engagement. Often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," Congressman Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community" in America. Representative Lewis has served as U.S. Representative since he was elected to Congress in November 1986. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. 

The U.S. Representative and Civil Rights leader appears as part of a series of three, free events that include "Making (H)Afrocentric" featuring Juliana Smith (May 12) and "Black Pulp!" featuring William Villalongo A'99, and Mark Thomas Gibson A'02 (May 13)

End of the Year Show


The End of Year Show is one of those traditions at Cooper Union that is not merely a record of the year's production, but rather a work in of itself. Each year, the faculty and student body self-organize to bring the various stages of their pedagogy to the wider public. The drawings are pinned up, while the models are set on fabricated pedestals such that they become an extension of the very speculations that mark the intellectual work of the semester.

Located in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, and 41 Cooper Square.

Exhibition Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 7 p.m. 
Closed Sundays

Free and open to the public.

Jan Palach Memorial: Through June 11

Through an exhibition and an installation, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture proudly celebrates the work of 1950 Cooper Union graduate, architect and Dean Emeritus, John Q. Hejduk.

The exhibition  Hélène Binet - John Hejduk Works will present seven of Hejduk's built works as photographed by Hélène Binet, a renowned London-based photographer who was Hejduk's photographer of record. Binet's photographs of both permanent and temporary structures will be presented, including the Berlin Tower, Wall House 2, The Collapse of Time, Security and Object/Subject. The exhibition will also include a chronology of the numerous realizations of Hejduk's design for the Jan Palach Memorial, which was permanently installed in Prague in 2016. Comprised of two structures - House of the Suicide and House of the Mother of the Suicide - this work honors the Czech activist and dissident Jan Palach, whose self-immolation in protest of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 served as a galvanizing force against the communist government then in power.

As a companion to the interior installation, the School of Architecture will install  the  Jan Palach Memorial on the plaza outside The Cooper Union's Foundation Building. These structures, first constructed at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 1990, represent an architectural manifestation of a powerful socio-political act, the ultimate personal sacrifice at a critical moment in the ongoing global struggle for individual freedom against autocracy and centralized control.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. 

Image:  Jan Palach Memorial. Atlanta, 1990. Photo by  Hélène Binet.

WAYS TO GIVE BACK
John Q. Hejduk
John Q. Hejduk Scholarship Fund 

The John Q. Hejduk Scholarship provides financial assistance to School of Architecture students that is in addition to the 50% merit scholarship awarded to all admitted students. Contributions to scholarship funds provide a means by which The Cooper Union can move toward the goal of full scholarships for all. The School of Architecture invites you to join with us in celebrating the memory and legacy of John Hejduk by making a contribution to the Scholarship fund that bears his name.

Please donate here specifying that your gift goes to the "John Q. Hejduk Memorial Scholarship Fund." 

OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
NEW   

SUMMER FELLOWSHIP | 'T' Space: Rural Compression Steven Myron Holl Foundation and its nonprofit initiative, 'T' Space, are proud to announce their new Architecture fellowship. For 25 days during the summer (July 8- August 2), five fellows will participate in the inaugural Architecture Fellowship at T2 Reserve. Submit application to Christine Ma: christine@smhfoundation.org. Deadline Extended: June 1, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS | NYCxDESIGN at Design Pavilion: Collective Paper Aesthetics is looking for volunteers to guide and work with the public on May 19 through May 21 on Times Square. The activity is a co-production of The Netherlands Consulate General in New York and Design Pavilion/Ilene Shaw. If interested contact Noa: noa@collectivepaperaesthetics.com. Learn more...
DEADLINE APPROACHING  

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Eleven Magazine: Rome 2017 Competition, 21st Century River Rennaissance is an international ideas and design challenge that seeks to address Rome's current issues by asking the international creative community to consolidate the Tiber river into a new model of Roman life for this millennium. Deadline: May 11, 2017. Learn More...

OPEN CALL | 2017 BSA and AIANY Housing Design Awards judges submissions based on design excellence. Any housing type anywhere in the world may be submitted if the architect/firm currently resides in New England or New York City. Deadline: May 12, 2017.  Learn More...
ONGOING

IDEAS COMPETITION | arch out loud: Human Trafficking Tenancingo Square Mediascape  Encompassing both labor and sex, human trafficking denies basic freedoms and degrades life to mere commodification. arch out loud challenges designers to reimagine the town square of Tenancingo, Mexico in response to the prevalent issues of sex trafficking existing in the area. Register by: April 18, 2017. Deadline: May 15, 2017.   Learn More...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | KADK: Drawing Millions of Plans Conference invites scholars and practitioners to submit proposals for papers and/or to submit actual drawings. The conference will consist of academic and work-based sessions, with the latter including presentations of submitted drawings. We ask for an abstract of maximum 500 words. Please submit proposals by email to  millionsofplans@kadk.dk. Deadline: May 15, 2017. Learn More...

APPLICATIONS OPEN | The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship promotes and encourages the study of architecture by New York City public high school students through a two-year scholarship to supplement tuition and related costs during their freshman and sophomore years at a NAAB-accredited school of architecture in the U.S. Deadline: May 15, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR COMPETITORS | The Driverless Future Challenge invites competitors to actively create solutions and products that harness the power of autonomous transportation in New York City. Competitors are free to select any facet of driverless technology, from zoomed-out city-scale solutions, to small interventions within the urban fabric. Deadline: May 19, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Elevate Your Pitch 2017 is sponsored by Schindler and administered by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). This elevator pitch competition presents students with a great opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win recognition and earn one of three cash prizes. Submissions should be innovative in nature and should try to solve a unique problem. Deadline: May 26, 2017.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise award three prizes of $50,000 each to young architects and building professionals who demonstrate extraordinary talent, dedication, and potential to advance the field of architecture. The prizes are meant to facilitate future discovery and impact for promising architects and building arts professionals at a critical stage in their careers. Deadline: May 31, 2017.  Learn More...

CALL FOR DESIGN IDEAS | The LA+ IMAGINATION Open international Design Ideas Competition asks you to design a new island. You can locate it anywhere in the world, program it any way you want, and give it any form and purpose you can imagine. Deadline: June 2, 2017.  Learn More...

ARTIST RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS | Headland Center for the Arts offers three fully sponsored residencies for local, national, and international artists working across disciplines at various stages in their careers. Deadline: June 2, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Van Alen Institute: Gateways to Chinatown is a design competition in collaboration with The New York City Department of Transportation, and Chinatown Partnership seeking innovative proposals to plan, design, and construct an iconic contemporary neighborhood marker at the nexus of Manhattan's Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy's historic Mott Street. Deadline: June 19, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Ardeth #3: MONEY: The Economies of Architecture The discussion of architecture, with all the visibility of its objects, tends to downplay the invisible flows of money that sustains its production. This issue intends to probe the space between the operations of architecture and economies. Deadline: July 21, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The Journal of Technology, Architecture and Design (TAD): Open represents inclusion exploration and open-mindedness. For this issue, TAD seeks original research from scholars, practitioners, architects, scientists, and engineers who engage with technology, architecture, and design. Manuscripts are to demonstrate a connection, translation, or integration between technology and design. Deadline: August 1, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Eleven Magazine: Planetarium, The Experience of Space asks if architecture itself could become - once again - the tool for experiencing and understanding space. We invite you to imagine a new typology of Planetarium. Deadline: August 11, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | Amps Critical Practice in an Age of Complexity aims to stimulate critical debate about the standard practices dominating the built environment seeking perspectives from architects, urban designers, planners, artists, human geographers, sociologists, media specialists and more. Deadline: December 5, 2017. Learn More...

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY | Storefront for Art and Architecture seeks an individual for a one-year fully funded fellowship position to research and develop a global project related to architecture, design, and technology. The Program and Strategy Fellow will primarily support Architecture Conflicts, a high priority project of Storefront.    Learn More...

FACULTY NEWS  
Nader Tehrani, Arch dean/fac | Article | "In Memoriam: Diane Lewis, AIA," eOCULUS, May 4, 2017

Diane Lewis, AR '76/Arch fac (deceased) | Article | "In Memoriam: Diane Lewis, AIA," eOCULUS, May 4, 2017 | Article | "New York architect and professor Diane Lewis passes away," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, May 2, 2017 | Article | "Diane Lewis, architect and eminent Cooper Union professor, has died," ARCHINECT, May 2, 2017 | Article | "Professor and Architect Diane Lewis Dies at 65," ARCHITECT magazine, May 2, 2017 | Article | "Diane H. Lewis 1951-2017," ARTFORUM, May 2, 2017 | Article | "Diane Lewis, Architect and Cooper Union Professor, Dies," METROPOLIS, May 3, 2017 | Article | "Diane Lewis, 1951-2017," ARCHIDOSE, May 3, 2017 | Article |"Professor and Architect Diane Lewis Dies at 65," RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT, May 2, 2017 | Article | "Obituary: Diane Lewis, 1951-2017, Teacher and Architect Extraordinaire," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, May 3, 2017 | Article | Diane H. Lewis (1951-2017), ART AND EDUCATION, no date

Young & Ayata (Michael Young, Arch fac) | Participant | Brooklyn Designs: Brooklyn's Emerging Architectural Scene, Brooklyn Expo Center, May 6, 2017, NYC

Daniel Sherer, Arch fac | Article | "In Memoriam: Diane Lewis, AIA," eOCULUS, May 4, 2017

ALUMNI NEWS
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55/Arch fac) | Group Exhibition | The New Inflatable Moment, BSA Space, May 3-September 3, 2017, Boston, MA

Peggy Deamer, AR '77 | Article | "Tents create guest bedrooms with panoramic views at Peggy Deamer's New Zealand retreat," DEZEEN, April 30, 2017

Gina Pollara, AR '91 | Article | "In Memoriam: Diane Lewis, AIA," eOCULUS, May 4, 2017

Jean Brownhill, AR '00 | Panel Moderator | Brooklyn Designs: Real Renovations in Brooklyn: Mixing the Old + the New, Brooklyn Expo Center, May 6, 2017, NYC

Brad Samuels, AR '05 | Article | "In Memoriam: Diane Lewis, AIA," eOCULUS, May 4, 2017

Emma Fuller, AR '06 | Article | "In Memoriam: Diane Lewis, AIA," eOCULUS, May 4, 2017

                                                                                         

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