Anthony Vidler—A Celebration

Saturday, January 27, 2024, 4:30 - 6:30pm

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Please join The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture in celebrating the life of professor and former dean Anthony Vidler on Saturday, January 27 at 4:30 pm, in Cooper Union’s Great Hall.
Memorial participants will include Diana Agrest, Emily Apter, Nicolas Apter-Vidler, Barry Bergdoll, Giuliana Bruno, Victor Burgin (read by Leslie Dick), Beatriz Colomina, Leslie Dick, Elizabeth Diller, Hayley Eber, Peter Eisenman, Andreas Huyssen, Lydia Kallipoliti, Phyllis Lambert, Mary McLeod, Patricia Morton, Elizabeth O’Donnell, Spyros Papapetros, Felicity Scott, Nader Tehrani, Bernard Tschumi, and Mark Wigley.
A reception will follow in the Third Floor Lobby from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. If you are planning to attend the memorial, please RSVP via Eventbrite using this link.

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 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.