Cooper X Climate Week | Ways of Seeing Green: Michael Wang, Nick Lutsko + Gillian Shaffer

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6 - 7pm

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As part of Cooper Union x Climate Week, Michael Wang, an artist exploring ecologies and economies, will be in dialogue with Nick Lutsko, a climate scientist working on climate change and the large-scale dynamics on Earth's atmosphere. They will be joined by Gillian Shaffer, an architect investigating the impacts of new technologies on cities and visual media. Together, they will discuss how the intersection of their professional practices in tandem with other disciplines will be crucial in rendering a livable and just future.

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  • 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.