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Evangelos Kotsioris: Science and Architecture Making [use of] evidence

Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 6 - 7pm

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Evangelos Kotsioris is a New York-based architectural historian and architect whose research focuses on the intersections of architecture with science, technology and media. His doctoral research at Princeton School of Architecture has received the Carter Manny Citation for Special Recognition by the Graham Foundation. He is currently a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the curator of the exhibition Lab Cult: An unorthodox history of interchanges between science and architecture at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, where he was selected as the 2016-17 Emerging Curator. Kotsioris has been a travelling fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians and a graduate fellow of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. He has taught at Harvard, Princeton, the Boston Architectural Center and The Cooper Union. His writing has appeared in Perspecta, New Geographies, The Architectural Review, Volume, Manifest, Conditions, On Site, Pidgin and elsewhere.

Presented as part of the Master of Architecture II Summer 2018 Lecture Series.

Room 712F. 

Located at 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.