The Process Is the Inspiration

Monday, June 12, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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House Industries book jacket

In this free, public talk, Andy Cruz, Rich Roat and Ken Barber of House Industries will post-intellectualize their new book, House Industries: The Process Is the Inspiration. With topics ranging from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology, and presented in their honest, authentic, and irreverent style, Andy, Rich and Ken will demonstrate how anyone can transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work. Books purchased at this event will include an exclusive bookplate. Registration is requested.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • 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.