2013 FACULTY TALKS: Mersiha Veledar

Friday, February 22, 2013, 6:30 - 8pm

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Mersiha Veledar, member of the Design IV faculty teaching team, will present a lecture on her early works as a young architect through which she examined various forms of political traces, man-made and nature-made induced disasters and their projected design solutions. 

Born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mersiha received her Bachelors in Architecture from The Cooper Union [2003] and her Masters of Architecture II from Princeton University [2005]. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, and in publications and exhibitions. Since 2005, she has been teaching design at The Cooper Union and practicing architecture in New York City.


Free and Open only to current faculty, students, and staff of The Cooper Union

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