Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 12 - 2pm

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Uri Wegman  is teaching first year architectonics at The Cooper Union. He is also the studio director of Folding Enterprises-an art and architecture practice based in Brooklyn. He will discuss the trajectory of his independent work and among other projects he will screen some newly completed short animated films, inspired by the space of the American highway. 

Open only to students, faculty, and staff of The Cooper Union.

  • 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.