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In Conversation with Elizabeth Diller AR'79 and Ricardo Scofidio AR'55

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 12 - 1:30pm

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This event is open only to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff.

DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO is an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. The studio is led by four partners who work collaboratively with a staff of architects, artists, and administrators.

Above: Exit, a multimedia installation, originally commissioned by Fondation Cartier in 2008, and updated to coincide with the 2015 Paris Climate Chance Conference. It was on view at the Palais De Tokyo from November 25, 2015 to January 10, 2016.

Lecture in Room 315F. Lunch will follow in the School of Architecture lobby.

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.