Friday, October 7, 2011, 6 - 7pm

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Lecture by Christoph Linder

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 6:00PM in 315F

Christoph Lindner is Professor of English Literature and Director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. He is also a Research Affiliate at the University of London Institute in Paris and the founding Director of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis. His books include Globalization, Violence, and the Visual Culture of Cities (Routledge 2010) and Urban Space and Cityscapes (Routledge 2006), as well as the forthcoming volume on urban counter-culture Paris-Amsterdam Underground.

This talk will look at architecture, urban design, and photography to consider how contemporary cultural/visual practices engage with (and produce) aesthetic violence in global cities ranging from London and Paris to New York and Sao Paulo.

Lecture sponsored in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Cooper Union.

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.