Book Launch and Discussion: Reiser + Umemoto and Jeffrey Kipnis

Friday, October 11, 2013, 6 - 8pm

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A Question of Qualities: Essays in Architecture by Jeffrey Kipnis 

O-14: Projection and Reception by Reiser + Umemoto

Participants include:
Jeffrey Kipnis
Jesse Reiser (AR '81)
Nanako Umemoto (AR '83)
Cynthia Davidson
Brett Steele
Sanford Kwinter
Hosted by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
Book sales by Van Alen Books
Reception on the 2nd Floor Lobby with a discussion in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery

Located in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor, 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.