Bodies in Movement: Structures I - Spring 2019

Thu, Oct 10, 6pm - Thu, Oct 24, 2019 12pm

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ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)
ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)

Reception and Gallery Remarks
Wednesday 16 October, 6-8pm

Open to current students, faculty and staff.

Through two collaborative endeavors to design and fabricate two installation projects in the Spring 2019 Structures I class, led by Professor Julian Palacio, students were encouraged to use materials and prototypes as fundamental pedagogical tools for the development of what could be considered a ‘structural intuition.’ Both experiments, although launched from a common intellectual platform, differed in their contexts, location, and materiality and were informed by what may seem opposite but complimentary sets of constraints. However, in spite of their differences, the installations were conceived as extensions and physical manifestations of the concepts and ideas discussed through lectures, readings, and precedent analysis. The first project, IBEJI, was a collaboration with dieFirma, a new art exhibition gallery in the Cooper Square area dedicated to providing a space for the local community to engage with thinkers and makers. The second project, Manifold / Corps et Cadre, was an installation for the 14th Festival des Architectures Vives (FAV), an annual architecture festival that takes place in Montpellier, France. 

3rd Floor Hallway Gallery
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union

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.