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Thursday, March 06, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture


Masahiko Yendo: "Fictitious"

Introducation by Michael Webb

Masahiko Yendo 1957, Tokyo. Yendo has his Bachelors degree from Rhode Island School of Design and Masters in Architecture from Pratt Institute. He has been affiliated with Research Institute of Experimental Architecture since its inception in Onionta New York in 1987 and his monogram 'Ironic Diversion" was published by Institute in 2001. His experimental projects continue to unearth the boundary of how we interface with architecture beyond what science or empiricism can offer. His research projects have generated international interest over the past decade, and published and exhibited in countries including France, Germany, Thailand, Austria, Czech Republic Croatia, England, India And Uruguay.

RM 315F at 6:30PM


  • 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.”

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  • 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.