ATLAS OF (IN)VISIBLE SPACES

Wed, Oct 4, 11:52am - Sun, Oct 22, 2017 11:52am

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Photographs of City Nature by Linda Pollak

The Atlas of (In)visible Spaces is an ongoing photography project that focuses on interactions between social and ecological elements, processes and phenomena that are part of our everyday urban existence.

The objective for this series of photographs is to support awareness of the environment in relation to the self, through contact with natural elements in the urban context, by gathering a sense of what is or could be significant, and which might not previously have been understood as such. These images aim to reorient ways in which we move through our urban natural habitat, wherein an infinite number of artifacts, processes and phenomena invite our experience and challenge us to think about our own place in the ever-shifting interactions that contribute to the beauty of every day space.

Professor Adjunct Linda Pollak joined the faculty of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture in Fall 2017. She is currently teaching the landscape architecture seminar Constructed Ground.

October 4-22, 2017
On view in the 3rd Floor Hallway Gallery of The Foundation Building.

Gallery Talk and Reception
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 6pm
3rd Floor Hallway Gallery and Lobby

Open to current students, faculty and staff.

Located at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • 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.