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Dean Anthony Vidler Participates in the RCA Lecture Series

POSTED ON: January 17, 2012

Detail of a proposal for the multi-purpose high-rise Swiss Cottage Tower, Spring 2010, by Peter Cook.

Detail of a proposal for the multi-purpose high-rise Swiss Cottage Tower, Spring 2010, by Peter Cook.

The Architectural Review is delighted to announce that it is media partner for the RCA Lecture Series 2011/12. Called Future Frontiers: The Battleground for Ideas in the 21st Century, it focuses on five critical themes that are currently shaping the production of architecture and urbanism.

Over a series of five lectures, ten high-profile speakers will share their cutting-edge research:
2 February 2012
Charles Jencks | Patrik Schumacher  

21 February 2012
Frédéric Migayrou | Anthony Vidler  

19 March 2012
Peter Buchanan | Michael Sorkin

26 April 2012
Sir Peter Cook | Carlo Ratti

  • 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.