LECTURES AND EVENTS

Thursday, February 8 , 2018
Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar Gives 2018 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture


Erica Armstrong Dunbar,  the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University, presents a discussion based on her book, Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. How does pursuing truth in history inform our future? Dunbar's eye-opening narrative about a courageous black woman who risked her life for freedom sheds new light on our reckoning of a flawed nation, then and now. She will be in conversation with CBS Sunday Morning Contributor Nancy Giles as part of the 2018 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture.

This event is part of a  week-long series  of events focused on the theme of TRUTH.

The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space  here . Please note first come, first seated; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house.
2018 Menschel Fellowship Exhibition


The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program to Support Creative Inquiry was endowed by a grant given to The Cooper Union by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation in 1994 to support work in the fields of art, architecture, design and engineering. The program is designed to provide students in their penultimate year of study the opportunity to travel and research specific areas of personal interest. This year's fellows are Leslie Dougrou, Gabriel Munnich, Austin Richard Mayer, Kelsey Mitchell, Natalia Oliveri, Rachel Rosheger, Ida Pruitt and Zuzanna Sochaczewska . The exhibition includes projects on a range of cultural, environmental and social issues in Northern Ghana, California's border with Mexico, Florence and Siena, Italy, The Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina, and the American West.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from 11AM through 7PM

Image: Leslie Dougrou and Gabriel Munnich.
Misunderstandings


The encounter between CAMPO and Le FRAC Centre-Val de Loire of Orleans produced MISUNDERSTANDINGS, a project which, by addressing one of the most important archives of architectural experiments worldwide, opens a reflection on the operative value of museums and collections for the contemporary discourse and practice of architecture.

Curated by Gianfranco Bombaci, Matteo Costanzo, Luca Galofaro and Davide Sacconi, with the assistance of Caroline Lacroix and Alessandro Toti. 
 
Featuring the work of Andrea Branzi, Bernard Calet, Günther Domenig and Eilfried Huth, David Georges Emmerich, Hiromi Fujii, Ludger Gerdes, Günter Günschel, Bernhard Hafner, Toyo Ito, Mathieu Mercier, Walter Pichler and Guy Rottier.  With the contributions of Black Square, BuildingBuilding, Matilde Cassani, Lukas Feireiss, Saba Innab, LIST, Manthey Kula, OBRA, OMMX, PioveneFabi, UHO and Vazio S/A.

Open for all Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff.

Image: Günter Günschel. Braunschweig Simulationsmodell (Computer), 1997
Emre Arolat, Current Work:  The Scent of the Trace, Emre Arolat Architecture
Moderated by Adam Yarinsky


Arolat founded Emre Arolat Architecture (EAA) with Gonca Pasolar in 2004. Today, the firm has offices in London and New York in addition to Istanbul. Its projects have received the Mies Van der Rohe Award and the Aga Khan Award. Arolat has taught and lectured at design schools around the world, including Pratt and Yale, where he was the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor. In 2012, he was a co-curator of the first Istanbul Design Biennale.

Adam Yarinsky is a partner at Architecture Research Office (ARO) and board member of Places Journal. 

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

This lecture 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.
FACULTY NEWS
Nader Tehrani, Arch dean/fac | Article | "Real World Pedagogy: Building in Shenzhen, China," THE COOPER UNION, February 2, 2018

Benjamin Aranda, Arch fac | Article | "The Bat Signal of Love? The World's Largest Heart-Shaped Lens Comes to NYC for Valentine's Day," artnet news, February 6, 2018 | Article | "New York's Times Square Currently Has the World's Largest Lens," Architectural Digest, February 1, 2018 | Article | "Somerville startup at the heart of Times Square attraction," February 7, 2018 | Article | "'Window to the Heart' Installed in Times Square," 3DPrint.com, February 6, 2018 | Feature | "Valentine's Display In Times Square Encourages People to See World Through Lens of Love," CBS New York, February 1, 2018 | Feature | "Today in Pictures, Feb 2, 2018," THE STRAITS TIMES, Multimedia, February 2, 2018 | Feature | "'Window to the Heart' art installation in Times Square," USA TODAY, February 1, 2018 | Feature | "Welcome To 'Window To The Heart,'" msn, February 1, 2018 | Article | "LOVE PERSISTS," CULTURED MAG, February, 2018 | Feature | "World's Largest 3D-Printed Lens Debuts at Times Square, METROPOLIS, February 1, 2018 | Feature | "Free Family Events This Weekend!" New York Family, February 1, 2018

Eva Franch i Gilabert, Arch fac | Feature | "New Transversal Forms of Collectivity: Producing Theories of Earliness," urbanNext, Interviewed July, 2017

Michael Morris, AR '89/Arch fac | Article | "Cooper in Space," THE COOPER UNION, January 10, 2018
ALUMNI NEWS
Daniel Libeskind, AR '70 | Article | "National Holocaust Monument by Studio Libeskind," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, February 2, 2018

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55/Arch fac emeritus) | Article | "High Art," MODERN STEEL CONSTRUCTION, February 2018

Erika Hinrichs, AR '90 | Symposium Participant | Next Gen Arch: Designing Towards an Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Profession, Center for Architecture, February 10, 2018, NYC

Margaux Wheelock-Shew, AR '18 | Article | "Real World Pedagogy: Building in Shenzhen, China," THE COOPER UNION, February 2, 2018

Jeremy Son, AR '20 | Article | "Real World Pedagogy: Building in Shenzhen, China," THE COOPER UNION, February 2, 2018
OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
NEW   

CALL FOR FELLOWS | ArkDes Fellowship (2018-19): Projecting the Future provides four Fellows space and resources to conduct exploratory work for a 6 month-long period (Sept. 2018 through Feb. 2019) in Stockholm. Deadline: March 19, 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 IDEAS | Urban Design Forum: Work Force invites designs, policy initiatives and creative financing ideas focused on the evolving economy. Deadline: March 30, 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...
DEADLINE APPROACHING   

CALL FOR ENTRIES | 2018 Architectural League Prize | Objective Young architects and designers are invited to submit work with projects of all types, either theoretical or real, and executed in any medium, are welcome. Deadline: February 9, 2018. Learn More... 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS | The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument is commissioning and endowing the creation of the first time in the 164-year history of Central Park that women's contributions to this city, state, and nation will be commemorated in statue form. Deadline: February 14, 2018. Learn More...

TILE COMPETITION | The Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is open to professionals and students and recognizes the exceptional work of North American architects and designers who feature Italian ceramic tiles in their work. Deadline: February 15, 2018. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | POOL Issue No. 3: Party Rave or riot, gathering or gala - can we use the party to recuperate an architecture of those affective moods we'd prefer to forget? POOL invites the submission of any form of communicative media fit to mingle: illustrations, poems, orthographic drawings, selfies, napkin scribbles, etc. Deadline: February 18, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLOT Volume 7: Magic Defined as the possession of extraordinary power over natural forces, seemingly from a supernatural force, Magic is often perceived as mere illusion as opposed to the pursuit of truth in science. Reflecting on this dialectic, what is Magic? Send questions to plotjournal@gmail.com. Deadline: February 19, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR PAPERS | Journal of Engineering and Architecture Articles of interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome. The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at editor@aripd.org. Deadline: February 28, 2018. Learn More...
ONGOING  

CALL FOR PRESENTERS | The Grant Wood Art Colony of the University of Iowa seeks proposals for 18-minute presentations or panels that utilize a similar timeframe per participant that address the topic of Art in Public. Send proposals to: grantwood@uiowa.edu. Deadline: March 1, 2018. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Eleven Magazine: MARSTOPIA Ideas and design competition imagines the vernacular design of Mars. Deadline: March 11, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | CLOG X ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE encourages critique, commentary in any form including images, graphics, diagrams, and/or text submissions from individuals in any field. Deadline: March 15, 2018. Learn More... 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | The Melbourne Art Book Fair will bring together international and local publishers and practitioners in a weekend of free talks, book launches, performances, and stalls featuring art, design, architecture and photography publications form around the world. The book fair will take place from March 16 through March 18, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Tangible - Intanglible Heritage(s) - Design, Social and Cultural Critiques on the Past, Present and the Future Amps London proposes the political register of 'heritage' in regards to its tangible and intangible influence on our view of the past and orientation towards the future. Submissions from artists, architects, social historians, cultural theorists, planners and urban designers are welcome. Deadline: April 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 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...

                                                                                         

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