Dean Anthony Vidler to speak at Yale and California College of the Arts

February 14, 2013

Lebbeus Woods, San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake, Quake City, 1995. Collection SFMOMA
Lebbeus Woods, San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake, Quake City, 1995. Collection SFMOMA

Dean Anthony Vidler will present the lecture "Building on the Ruins: Allegories of the Postmodern in IBA," at the Achtung: Berlin symposium on February 16, 2013, held at Yale University School of Architecture. He will also present the lecture "Towards an Other Architecture: Lebbeus Woods and 20th Century Resistance" on February 18, 2013 at the California College of the Arts.

  • 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.