Student Lecture Series: Pier Vittorio Aureli

Friday, February 26, 2016, 6:30 - 6:30pm

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

Pier Vittorio Aureli studied at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and later at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. Aureli currently teaches at the AA School of Architecture in London and is visiting professor at Yale University. He is the author of many essays and several books, including The Project of Autonomy (2008) and The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (2011).

The School of Architecture Student Lecture Series is made possible through a generous contribution to the School of Architecture Dean’s Circle by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown.

Lecture in Room 315F.

 

 

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