LEBBEUS WOODS: A Celebration

Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00am - 5:00pm

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LEBBEUS WOODS: A CELEBRATION
Tributes and Reminiscences | 6:30PM Friday 25 April
Panels and Film Screening | 10:00AM - 5:00PM Saturday 26 April

FRIDAY | April 25, 2014
 
TRIBUTES AND REMINISCENCES 
 
Greeting by Elizabeth O’Donnell, Acting Dean, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union  
Sir Peter Cook, Professor, The Bartlett School of Architecture
Joan Copjec, Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
Neil Denari, Principal, Neil M. Denari Architects Inc. 
Steven Holl, Principal, Steven Holl Architects
Zaha Hadid, Founder, Zaha Hadid Architects
Zvi Hecker, Architect 
Clare Jacobson, Author and Contributing Editor, Architectural Record 
Claus Leggewie, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI)
Thom Mayne, Founder, Morphosis
Aida Miron, Instructor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union 
Eric Owen Moss, Principal and Lead Designer, Eric Owen Moss Architects
Elke Muehlleitner
Peter Noever, Curator, Founder, Noever Design
Dwayne Oyler, Co-founder, Oyler Wu Collaborative 
Wolf D. Prix, Design Principal and CEO, Coop Himmelb(l)au 
Yael Reisner, Ph.D., Architect, Yael Reisner Studio 
Michael Sorkin, Distinguished Professor of Architecture Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York 
Anthony Vidler, Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union 
Aleksandra Wagner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The New School for Public Engagement 
Davor Wagner 
Lebbeus Woods 
Masahiko Yendo, Architect, Mas Yendo Experimental Projects 
 
SATURDAY | April 26, 2014
 
DRAWING | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Joseph Becker, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 
George Ranalli, Dean, The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture 
City College of New York 
Michael Webb, Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union 
James Wines, Professor James Wines, Pennsylvania State University
College of Arts and Architecture 
Moderated by Brett Littman, Executive Director, The Drawing Center
 
IMAGINARY | 11:10 am – 12:10 pm
M. Christine Boyer, Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture 
Vyjayanthi Rao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research 
Yehuda Safran, Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University 
Neil Denari, Principal, Neil M. Denari Architects Inc.
Moderated by Sotirios Kotoulas, President, Sotirios Corp
 
STUDIO | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sir Peter Cook, Professor, The Bartlett School of Architecture
James Lowder, Assistant Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union 
Miodrag Mitrasinovic, Associate Professor of Urbanism and Architecture, Parsons The New School for Design 
Alexis Rochas, Professor, Southern California Institute of Architecture 
Mersiha Veledar, Assistant Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union
Moderated by Diane Lewis, Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union
 
POLITICS | 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm
Carin Kuoni, Director, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School for Public Engagement
Sanford Kwinter, Professor of Architectural Theory and Criticism, Harvard Graduate School of Design 
Shannon Mattern, Professor, The New School for Public Engagement 
Neil Spiller, Professor of Architecture and Digital Theory, University of Greenwich 
Moderated by David Gersten, Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union
 
FILM SCREENING | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 
RELATED PROGRAMMING  |  Lebbeus Woods: Architect at The Drawing Center. On view in the Main Gallery from April 17 through June 15, 2014
 
 

 

 
 

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