Intersections Between Writing and Art, Engineering, and Architecture

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 1 - 2pm
Monday, April 11, 2022, 1 - 2pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 1 - 2pm

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Center for Writing Panel Series

Join the Center for Writing for a series of panel discussions about the intersections between writing and art, engineering, and architecture.

What Is to Be Done? Art, Writing and the Materiality of Text
Wednesday, April 6, 1 to 2 pm
Art faculty member Cristóbal Lehyt, HSS faculty member/art history professor Raffaele Bedarida, and art writing fellow Kōan Brink.

Teaching (& Learning) Writing & Teaching (& Learning) Math
Monday, April 11, 1 to 2 pm
Engineering faculty members Mili Shah and Abigail Raz, engineering writing fellow Karen Holmberg.

Keywords for Architecture
Wednesday, April 20, 1 to 2 pm
Architecture faculty members Anthony Vidler and Nora Akawi, architecture writing fellow Neena Verma.

All Cooper faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. All events will be held on Zoom. Links will be emailed in advance.

For questions, please contact Kit Nicholls, director of the Center for Writing (, or Pam Newton, coordinator of the Writing Fellows Program (

  • 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.