LECTURES AND EVENTS

Wednesday, December 6 , 2017
Guest Lecture: Liss C. Werner
CYBERNETICS: state of the art 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2PM in Room 315F

Liss C. Werner is principal of 'Tactile Architecture - office für systemarchitektur'. She is an Assistant Professor at Technische Universität Berlin for computational architecture and sustainable urban design and her research is driven by cybernetic principles and engages with architecture and digital theory. Between 2003 and 2016 Werner acted as design studio master and lecturer (Nottingham, Dessau, Innsbruck) and Guest Professor at Carnegie Mellon and Taylor's University Malaysia. She co-chaired conferences on design strategies in an age of human-machine-collaboration, exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2012 and is invited to exhibit at the Malay Biennale 2017 and Venice Biennale 2018. Werner is the editor of '[En]Coding Architecture' (2014), and 'Cybernetics: state of the art' (2017) and author of 'Origins of Design Cybernetics' and 'Feedback Cybernetics Netgraft'. She was educated at University of Westminster, RMIT and The Bartlett. In 2017,Liss C. Werner was awarded to be a 'Young Digital Changer';her company received the German Enterprise Award for 'Best for Modern Urban Architecture & Design 2017'.

This event is open to current students, faculty and staff. 
WAYS TO GIVE BACK 
The William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship
 
The William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship program was established in 2008 by John and Harriet Mack at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture in memory of their son William Cooper Mack, class of 2006. Fellowships are awarded each year to support primary research and inquiry in the development of significant and original thesis projects. Students have conducted site surveys, oral histories, research at local archives, photographic documentation, studies of indigenous building practices and interviews of community leaders in numerous countries as integral components toward the making of architecture.

We invite you to  support  the efforts of our thesis students by making a gift here. P lease direct your contribution by clicking on "other" and then selecting the "William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship Endowment" from the list.
The Sue Ferguson Gussow Scholarship Fund 

The Sue Ferguson Gussow Scholarship Fund is a dedicated endowed scholarship started in honor of Professor Emerita Sue Ferguson Gussow A'56 by former students, Michael Samuelian AR'95, Anik Pearson AR'95 and Elizabeth Graziolo AR'95. Sue Ferguson Gussow represents the best of Peter Cooper's legacy of service to The Cooper Union community coupled with the intellectual rigor that has served this institution for over 150 years. The fund will support a scholarship to an incoming student of the School of Architecture in perpetuity. 

We invite you to support The Sue Ferguson Gussow Fund by making a gift here . Please direct your contribution by clicking on "other" and then selecting the "Sue Ferguson Gussow A'56 Architecture Scholarship" from the list. 
The Diane Lewis Memorial Architecture Travel Fellowship: In Search of Civic Space

Close friends and colleagues of Diane Lewis AR '76 have established an endowed travel fellowship in her memory. The Diane Lewis AR'76 Memorial Architecture Travel Fellowship: In Search of Civic Space will be awarded to Cooper Union architecture students for summer travel between their fourth and fifth years. Students will be expected to focus on a major reoccurring architectural theme of great importance to Professor Lewis - defining and designing 'Civic Space.' 

Prof. Lewis once said, "The most exciting work of the architect is to understand the city as a work of art. It's the idea of advocating great civic space as the work of artists, architects and engineers together, which I believe is the original motive of this school." We encourage you to support her vision and continue her legacy with a memorial gift. 

We invite you to support The Diane Lewis Memorial Fund by making a gift  here . Please direct your contribution by clicking on "other" and then selecting the "Diane Lewis Scholarship" from the list. 

To view Dean Nader Tehrani's letter to the community honoring Diane, visit here.

Image courtesy of Anita Seiff.
FACULTY NEWS
NADAAA (Nader Tehrani, Arch dean/fac) | Project Finalist | The Daniels Building, 2017 Best of Year Project Finalist, INTERIOR DESIGN

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Arch fac | Group Exhibition | BUGAIK International Exhibition, Pusan National University, November 11-15, 2017, Busan, Korea

Eva Franch, Arch fac | Co-editor | OfficeUS Manual, Lars Muller Publishers, 2017

Linda Pollak, Arch fac | Article | "Professor Linda Pollak Exhibits Her 'Atlas of (In)Visible Spaces'," THE COOPER UNION, November 29, 2017

Mauricio Higuera, A '13 | Screening Participant | "The Road to Free: Ivory Tower 5 Years Later," THE COOPER UNION, December 8, 2017
ALUMNI NEWS
Alexander Gorlin, AR '78 | Article | "Architectural Historian Vincent Scully Dies at 97," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, December 1, 2017

Shigeru Ban, AR '84 | Article | "Shigeru Ban Discusses the Soon-to-open Mount Fuji World Heritage Center in Japan," DESIGN BOOM, December 1, 2017

Murray Legge, AR '90 | Article |  "Studio Awards: Palm Street Aircraft Observation Park, San Diego International Airport, San Diego," TEXAS ARCHITECT magazine, November/December 2017

Jemuel Joseph, Alexis Rivas (both AR '16) | Article | "30 Under 30 Manufacturing 2018: Meet The Best Young Makers And Industrial Innovators," FORBES, November 14, 2017
OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
NEW   

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Design Workshop: The Summer Internship Program is designed to expose students to a collaborative, professional office environment and a team of experienced design professionals. Deadline: January 12, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR FELLOWS | The New York Botanical Garden Humanities Institute invites current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers to submit a proposal for independent research in the environmental humanities. Deadline: January 12, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Moving Images - Static Spaces: Architectures, Media, Film, Communication, Digital Art and Design   Amps Istanbul is an international and expressly interdisciplinary conference taking place at Altinbas University, Istanbul. The event will explore the complex coexistence of imagery and architecture in its many iterations. Deadline: January 30, 2018. Learn More...  

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Log 43: The Issue of Geometry is a special section edited by Cameron Wu, in Log 43. Emerging from the contention that architects consume rather than produce geometry and the digital adolesent modes of architectural thought, Log 43 will consider the current and future status of geometry in architecture. Deadline: January 31, 2018. Learn More...  

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...  

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...
DEADLINE APPROACHING   

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Conservation as a Human Science Fellowship (CHS): New York/Amsterdam Bard Graduate Center, together with the Conservation & Sientific Research Department of the Rijksmuseum, announces a year-long (2018-19) fellowship focusing on developing the idea that conservation practice is a human science. Deadline: December 1, 2017.  Learn More...

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | Design Communication Conference 2018: Virtual + Actual: Process and Product of Design reflects recent emergence and inclusion of various digital, virtual, and manual tangents in both educational environment and professional practice that influences the way we link between process and product of design. Deadline: December 1, 2017. Learn More...

DESIGN COMPETITION | Place and Displacement: Integrating Refugee Populations within Urban Cities IDeA invites innovative minds around the world to propose spatial design and programmatic solutions that provide opportunities for refugees and local communities to strengthen ties while enabling self-agency. Registration Deadline: December 3, 2017.  Learn More...   

CALL FOR STUDENT APPLICANTS | SOM 2018 Women's Initiative Shadowing Opportunity program, which will be held in Chicago from January 3, 2018 to January 6, 2018, provides invaluable experience, mentorship and guidance to talented women who plan to pursue a career in design, engineering or related fields. Deadline on a rolling basis.  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...

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Future Project Awards 2018 Now in their 16th year, the MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Project Awards celebrate excellence in unbuilt or incomplete projects, spanning across 12 categories. Deadline: December 8, 2017. Learn More... 

STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION | HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Invites graduate student teams from accredited educational institutions in the U.S. to participate. Multi-disciplinary teams comprised of graduate students in architecture, planning and policy, finance and other areas will be asked to address social, economic and environmental issues. Deadline: December 11, 2017. Learn More...

DESIGN-BUILD CHALLENGE | Reinventing the African Mud House Nka Foundation is issuing a challenge to designers, architects, engineers and innovators to use their creativity to come up with modern mud types for rural Africa. The challenge is to design and build a sample component of a vocational school of arts and design that generates electricity by use of renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar photovoltaic, geothermal heat, water, biomass or another type. Email your portfolio and CV to info@nkafoundation.org. Deadline: December 12, 2017. Learn More... 

APPLICATIONS OPEN | The Cornish Family Prize for Art & Design Publishing will award the winner with $15,000 AUD, with additional $1000 AUD prizes for up to five finalists. The NGV invites applications from publishers, artists, designers, writers, curators and organizations around the world. Titles must have a publish date of January 2017-December 2017. Deadline: December 12, 2017. Learn more... 

FIGURE DRAWING | Cooper Figure Drawing Sessions take place every Wednesday night from October 4 through December 13. Any questions contact paintingmodel@gmail.com. Come at or before 8:30PM to guarantee a seat.

CALL FOR STUDENT ENTRIES | WikiArquitectura Student Awards 2017 is an international and free award competition for students that transforms the process in which the winners are selected: no shortlists, no rush, and personal feedback. Registration deadline: December 17, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR PROJECTS | S. ARCH AWARDS invites architects, academics, studios, developers, engineers, and students to submit their projects in two categories: The best completed project award and the best conceptual design award. Deadline: December 22, 2017.  Learn More...
ONGOING  

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Reimagine the Canals Competition evaluates submissions in two stages describing a physical project or concept, a programming initiative, or a blend of both. Deadline: January 5, 2018. Learn More...

DESIGN/BUILD COMPETITION | Folly/Function 2018: Seats Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League invite emerging designers and architects to help shape the physical setting in which the Park fulfills its role as a venue for art, creative expression, public programming, and education. Deadline: January 8, 2018. Learn More... 

DESIGN COMPETITION | National Native American Veterans Memorial is an open, international competition, accessible to professionals, university-level students, and other interested people over the age of eighteen. Deadline: January 9, 2018. Learn More...

STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE | SAFARI Zimbabwe 2018 is looking for proposals for a new safari lodge. One which blends traditional safari activities with new ones linked with culture, tradition and conservation, and one which allows the visitor to experience its unique context fully. The challenge is open to students and professionals. Deadline: January 11, 2018.  Learn More...

OPEN CALL | Arquine Competition No. 20: MEXTROPOLI PAVILLION 2018 The Arquine International Architecture Competition calls for design and build proposals for a public installation that generates civic architectural interactions. Deadline: January 12, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize 2018 is an open international competition that awards $100,000 to a talented early-career architect to support travel-based research. Deadline: January 14, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The Plan Journal: Open Issue intends to disseminate and promote innovative, thought-provoking and relevant research. The criteria for selecting contributions will be innovation, clarity of purpose and method, and potential transformational impact on disciplinary fields or the broader socio-cultural context. Deadline: January, 15, 2018. Learn More...

STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE | Wege Prize 2017: Creating a Circular Economy challenges teams to leverage their transdisciplinary makeup to collaboratively design and propose a transition from a linear economic model to a circular economic model. Deadline: January 15, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR STUDENT APPLICANTS | The Diversity Advancement Scholarship supports minoritized students whose imagination and design thinking will influence the future of the built environment and the architecture profession. Deadline: January 17, 2018. Learn More... 

CALL FOR STUDENT APPLICANTS | The Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship supports a woman studying architecture within a NAAB-accredited bachelor or master's degree program. Deadline: January 17, 2018.   Learn More...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides artists up to $10,000 in support for the Distribution of a recently completed work in all genres of time-based and moving image media, including emergent technology. Deadline: January 18, 2018. Learn More... 


CALL FOR ART | FIGMENT: Dream Bigger 2018 is the second annual call for art for this special program for high impact projects at FIGMENT NYC. Deadline: January 31, 2018.  Learn More...

STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION | Dinnovation is a dinnerware competition sponsored by Gaia Group USA that provides the opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to share their original, innovative designs with tableware leaders and experts. Deadline: January 31, 2018.  Learn More...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Arnold W. Brunner Grant furthers advanced study in any area of architectural investigation that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching or practice of the art and science of architecture. Deadline: February 1, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Ornamental Metal Institute of New York: Design the Next-Generation Facade challenges participants to submit their vision for a facade system that can play a major role in enhancing employee health and well-being at a tech incubator on the Williamsburg waterfront. Deadline: February 1, 2018. Learn More...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Bard Graduate Center Visiting Fellowships invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PHD or equivalent professional experience to apply for non-stipendiary visiting fellowships, to be held during the 2018-19 academic year. The theme for this period is "When is After?" Deadline: February 1, 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...

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

                                                                                         

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