BRIDGING THE GAP: Francis Kéré / Kéré Architecture
Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:00 - 8:30pm
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On Thursday, February 9th world-renowned architect Francis Kéré will give a lecture at Cooper Union. The lecture, titled "Bridging the Gap," is a collaborative effort between the Architectural League of New York City and the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design.
Kéré is known for his philosophy of “self-building,” in which he works with communities to develop capacity to monitor climactic circumstances and to use local materials. In a discussion of his recent and current projects, Kéré will consider new ways architects can exchange knowledge with communities and will propose new models for practice.
The lecture will be held at the Great Hall and will begin at 7:00 PM. Admission is free for members of the Architectural League. Admission is also free to any Cooper Union faculty member, staff member or student with a Cooper ID. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing The Architectural League. Member tickets will be held at the check-in desk; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Tickets for the general public are $15.00.
Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues