Tuesday, March 13 , 2018
Exhibition: Color Space
The Work of Yasmin Vobis

In conjunction with the exhibition Color Space (March 15-30), Visiting Professor Yasmin Vobis will speak about her work at a reception on the evening of Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30pm. The images presented highlight the process of photogrammetry, which uses sets of complementary photographs to locate color points in space in a digital modeling environment. Relying on the camera as a simple perspective-machine, spatial coordinates and RGB values are combined to produce digital environments that connect color and space in a form of architectural pointillism. Colore is the main protagonist of these environments, while disegno are inferred from the color clouds - presenting an inversion from the typical draftsman's approach to delineating architecture. Such models produce information about color, light and surfaces in three dimensions, rendering precise atmospheres.
The works on display were produced during Vobis' time at the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 2017. Her fellowship was made possible by the Founders / Arnold W. Brunner / Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize in Architecture.

This event is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. Members of the public may RSVP specifying the event title.

Image: Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna
 Ana Miljacki, Lecture and Book-Signing: Transcriptions

Transcriptions involve acts of more or less transformative appropriation. Various modes of appropriation are as much part of the architectural unconscious as the field's expectations of novelty. Situating the material from Un/Fair Exhibition and Project_Rorschach, this lecture examines copying, authorship, and other ways we conceptualize the production and transfer of ideas in architecture. In doing so, it also introduces some of the key topics examined in Terms of Appropriation collection of essays, published in December of 2017.

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Current Work: Josep Lluís Mateo, Mateo Arquitectura

Josep Lluís Mateo is professor emeritus at ETH Zurich, he has taught at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and the Barcelona School of Architecture.  He has made significant contributions to the field through publishing and teaching as well as design. Early in his career, Mateo spent nine years as the editor of Quaderns d'Arquitectura i Urbanisme, the journal of the Architects' Association of Catalonia. He has since contributed to numerous books and magazines; in 2007 a compilation of his essays was published as Textos Instrumentales. In 2015 he launched BCN Architecture Guide, a mobile app dedicated to design in Barcelona.  

Mateo's built work ranges from multifamily housing in France to office buildings in Germany and the Netherlands. 

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.  
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
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 ʼ 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.

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NADAAA (Nader Tehrani, principal, Arch fac/dean) | Article | "The Winners of the 65th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards," ARCHITECT MAGAZINE, February 12, 2018 | Lecture | University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design, March 19, 2018, Berkeley, CA | Feature | "Here is AN Interior's first ever list of top 50 interior architects," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, March 8, 2018

Anthony Vidler, Arch fac | Article | "The Invention of an Architectural Pedagogy: Austin, Cambridge, Ithaca," John Shaw Memorial Lecture, Cornell University School of Architecture, March 23, 2018, Ithaca, NY

Young & Ayata (Michael Young, Arch fac) | Group Exhibition  | "Drawbot 2," ART [n+1] Gallery, Paris, France, February 9 - 24, 2018 | Group Exhibition | "Drawing Show," Yale School of Architecture Gallery, Yale, New Haven, CT, February 22 - May 5, 2018 | Group Exhibition | "Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation," the College Gallery, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 6 - 28, 2018 | Lecture | "Pitn + Bloom, Young & Ayata," Pratt School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, March 1, 2018

Aranda/Lasch (Benjamin Aranda, Arch fac) | Feature | "Here is AN Interior's first ever list of top 50 interior architects," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, March 8, 2018

Eva Franch i Gilabert, Arch fac | Article | "Architectural Association selects Eva Franch i Gilabert to be next director," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, March 5, 2018

Michael Morris, AR '89/Arch fac | Speaker | Beyond the Cradle 2018: Workshop, Future of Space Architecture, MIT Media Lab, March 10, 2018, Cambridge, MA

Anna Bokov, Arch fac | Lecture | "On the 'Science' of Architecture at Vkhutemas," CCA, Paul Desmarais Theatre, April 5, 6:30PM, Montreal, Canada

TOPOS (cofounder Will Shapiro, AR 13/Arch fac) | Article | "Band on the Run: Connecting neighborhoods through live music," MEDIUM, February 26, 2018 | Article | "A Fascinating Look At How Musicians Tour The U.S.," FAST COMPANY, March 5, 2018
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55/Arch fac emeritus) | Article | "Hudson Yards' first residential tower by DS+R and Rockwell Group tops out," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, February 27, 2018 | Article | "Venice Architecture Biennale announces main exhibitors and expands on its theme," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, March 2, 2018 | Article | "Manhattan Skyline's latest addition," WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS, March 7, 2018 | Article | "In the News," AIA NEW YORK, March 7, 2018

Elizabeth Diller, AR '79 | Participant | Dimensions of Citizenship, e-flux, March 12, 2018, NYC

Toshiko Mori, AR '76 | Feature | "Here is AN Interior's first ever list of top 50 interior architects," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, March 8, 2018

Peggy Deamer, AR '77 | Lecture | University of California, Berkeley, March 14, 2018, Berkeley, CA

Alexander Gorlin, AR '78 | Feature |  "Here is AN Interior's first ever list of top 50 interior architects," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, March 8, 2018

Lee Skolnick, AR '79 | Article | "In the News," AIA NEW YORK, March 7, 2018

Shigeru Ban, AR '84 | Article | "Fujisan World Heritage Center by Shigeru Ban Architects," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, March 2, 2018

Robert Cowherd, AR '88 | Book Chapter | "Spices, Spies and Speculation: Trust and Control in the Early Batavia-Amsterdam System," The History of Architecture and Trade, New York: Routledge, 2018  

Natalie Fizer, AR '89 | Organizer | Sleep Sanctuaries and Collective Dreaming, The New School, February 28, 2018, NYC | Organizer | The Botany of Sleep, The New School, March 5, 2018, NYC

Snarkitecture, (Daniel Arsham, A '03, Alex Mustonen, AR '05) | Article |  "Here is AN Interior's first ever list of top 50 interior architects," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, March 8, 2018

Jeremy Jacinth, AR '13 | Co-Moderator | Between Academia & Practice, Yale School of Architecture, February 20, 2018, New Haven, CT

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...  

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Arup Global Research Challenge EoI aims to foster innovation, exploration and multidisciplinary collaboration to help deepen our understanding of global challenges. Registration Deadline: March 23, 2018. Learn More...

AWARD COMPETITION | 2018 SARA NY Design Awards Program Has a professional and a student category in multiple project fields. Deadline: March 30, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Graphite Journal: Category Whether socially, politically, linguistically, or cognitively, categories have the potential to give us order. How are categories and standards materially expressed? Email submissions to graphitejournal@gmail.com. Deadline: March 30, 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...

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...  

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...  

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...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | AIANYS Live Webinar Series is seeking presenters interested in coming to our studio in the Albany area to deliver live webinars on-camera to virtual participants. Submit proposals to Barry WestfallLearn 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 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...

DESIGN FELLOWSHIP | CUP FELLOWSHIP FOR CHANGE IN DESIGN The Center for Urban Pedagogy is announcing the call for a new initiative to support the development of a pipeline of talented individuals from historically under-represented communities into the design fields. Deadline: March 28, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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