Opening Reception: MArch II 2018 Graduate Thesis Exhibition

Tue, Sep 11, 6:30pm - Fri, Sep 28, 2018 6:30pm

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OilScapes: Re-Mapping the Power Politics
OilScapes: Re-Mapping the Power Politics

Please join the School of Architecture in celebrating the work of the 2017-2018 Master of Architecture II Graduate Design Studio, at the opening of the exhibition Towards a New [Hypo]Thesis.

Thesis topics presented include: Virtual Tectonics: Re-Reading the Ordinary; Hybrid Systems: Technology, Rituals and Domesticity; OilScapes: Re-Mapping the Power Politics; The Architecture of [Objects] of Architecture: Material Indexes, Cultural Icons and the Mechanisms of Signification; Fluid Infrastructure: Envisioning Mechanisms of De-Centralized Transportation; Mapping Resiliency: Flooded New York; Body Form: Wrapping Lines to Surface to Poché; City Theater: Towards a New Urbanism; Making Sense(s): Building a Novel Material Pedagogy.

This reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-7pm

Located in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor, 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.