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Fall 2019 Lectures and Exhibitions

LECTURES    

Fall 2019 All School Assembly 

Tuesday, September 3 at 1PM in the 3rd Floor Lobby
Convocation

Pezo von Ellrichshausen: From A to B 

Tuesday, September 10 at 7PM in The Great Hall Current Work

Architectural Research in the Digital Age

Thursday, September 12 at 6:30PM in The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium Panel Discussion

Alessandra Cianchetta, Alessandra Cianchetta & Partners: Recent Work 

Friday, September 13 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Visiting Lecture

Troy Schaum, SCHAUM/SHIEH: Blanking 

Tuesday, September 24 at 12PM in Room 315F Lunchtime Lecture

Pedagogies of Risk, KADK in Conversation with The Cooper Union

Thursday, September 26 at 6:30PM in the 3rd Floor Lobby Panel Discussion
Marlon Blackwell, Marlon Blackwell Architects: Figure, Type, Abstraction Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30PM in the 3rd Floor Lobby Visiting Lecture
Nature of Architecture/Architecture of Nature Thursday, October 3 at 6:30PM in The Great Hall Book Launch and Panel Discussion
RCR Arquitectes: Timeless Monday, October 7 at 7PM in The Great Hall Current Work
Florian Idenburg, SO-IL: Open Structure, Open Form Thursday, October 10 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Visiting Lecture
Counter Institution: Insurgent Spaces, Nandini Bagchee Tuesday, October 15 at 12PM in Room 315F Lunchtime Lecture
Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women  Friday, October 18 at 6:30PM in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium  Book Launch and Panel Discussion
Go Hasegawa, Go Hasegawa and Associates: Human and Building Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30PM in Room 215F  Student Lecture Series
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, STUDIO FUKSAS: Love Will Save the World Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30PM in The Great Hall The Steel Institute of New York Lecture
Cynthia Davidson: The Slow Space of the Page Friday, October 25 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Student Lecture Series
Nivola in New York Saturday, October 26 at 10AM in Manhattan and Brooklyn Walking Tour
Stella Betts and Antón García-Abril: On the XIV Spanish Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30PM in The 3rd Floor Lobby Lectures and Roundtable
Piet Eckert, E2A Architekten: Strategic Methodologies Thursday, October 31 at 6:30PM in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium Visiting Lecture
Peter Zellner: Art into Architecture, Architecture into Art Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30PM in Room 215F Visiting Lecture
Jennifer Yoos and Vincent James, VJAA: Surreptitious Urbanisms  Thursday, November 7 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Visiting Lecture
Iman Ansari, AN.NONYMOUS.: Melting Into Air Friday, November 8 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Student Lecture Series
Laboratory: How Buildings Speak for and About Scientific Research, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30PM in Room 215F Visiting Lecture
Student Work Collection Database Launch: Phase I Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30PM in The Great Hall and 3rd Floor Lobby Panel Discussion and Reception
Fabrizio Barozzi, BAROZZI VEIGA: Sentimental Monumentality Friday, November 15 at 6:30PM in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium Visiting Lecture
How Does Architecture Distribute the Sensible? Jaques Ranciere in Conversation with Peggy Deamer, Anthony Vidler, Michael Young, and Joan Ockman Saturday, November 16, from 11AM to 6PM in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium  Architecture Exchange
Emanuel Christ, Christ & Gantenbein Tuesday, November 19 at 7PM in The Great Hall Current Work
Michael Samuelian: AXP Seminar Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30PM in Room 315F AXP Seminar
EXHIBITIONS  

Adam Silverman: Eight Tide Jars

September 5 through September 29 in the 7th Floor Lobby
Master of Architecture II Thesis: What is Contemporary? September 10 through September 27 in the Arthur A. Houghton Gallery
How to Build a House: Architectural Research in the Digital Age September 12 through October 13 in 41 Cooper Gallery
ARCH 122: Spring 2019 Structures I  October 10 through October 24 in the 3rd Floor Hallway Gallery 
Biennial of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism XIV: Diploma Projects October 29 through November 14 in the 3rd Floor Hallway Gallery 
School of Architecture Fall 2019 Open House Sunday, November 3 at 1:30PM in the 3rd Floor Lobby 
Natalie Fizer, Fizer/Forley: Tailoring Form November 19 through December 8 in the 3rd Floor Hallway Gallery
  • 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.