Lecture by Diana Agrest: Architecture as a Transdiscursive Field

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Yellowstone, Section

Diana Agrest will present the lecture Architecture as a Transdiscursive Field: Theory Practice Continuum on Thursday 25 September at 6:30pm in the Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union. This lecture is part of the Master of Architecture II Lecture Series. 

This event is Free and Open to the Public

 

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.