Architecture Seminar Presents House of Poetics on Governor's Island
March 13, 2019
House of Poetics is a space for the practice of contemporary poetics through multidisciplinary artistic production. Presented by The Cooper Union, architecture students in a seminar led by faculty member and architect Ceren Bingol will reimagine a historical house through mindful and spatial poetics. Curated and realized by Bingol along with poet Simona Blat and artist Seth Carnes, House of Poetics will be a hybrid studio, publisher, lab, and gallery for the exploration of poetry’s role in society.
Slated to launch in May 2019 on Governor’s Island, House of Poetics transforms one of its historical homes into a living installation of art and poetic expression. In partnership with The Trust for Governors Island 2019 Summer Programming, the project will unfold over six months between May and November 2019, featuring many participating poets, artists, and performers, along with thousands of public visitors.
Students in the House of Poetics Seminar will be immersed in an alternative mode of architectural and artistic practice, such as the architect / artist having autonomy over creating their own projects and processes without a client, gallery, or publisher. Within an interdisciplinary environment of working collectively with architects, artists, poets, engineers, and people from other industries, towards a 1:1 scale built project which they will co-author alongside the creators of the idea of House of Poetics, the students will have the opportunity to understand and engage with the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary cultural landscape.