Student Lecture Series | Iman Ansari, AN.ONYMOUS.: Melting Into Air

Friday, November 8, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Iman Ansari is a designer and educator based in Los Angeles. He is a founding principal of AN.ONYMOUS, an anti-disciplinary design practice he founded with Marta Nowak in 2012. Focusing on design approaches that erase the boundaries between the body and the built-environment, the project range from urban, architectural, and interior design proposals to furniture, films, games and prosthetics. Their work has been published widely and exhibited at international venues including MoMA in New York, Hammer Museum, and A+D Museum in Los Angeles. AN.ONYMOUS has been a design consultant for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and is currently a design partner of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.

Ansari’s doctoral research examines the instrumental role of architecture and design in the production and practice of medical science in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the United States. He has contributed to multiple books and edited volumes on architectural history and theory, landscape architecture and urbanism. His writings have appeared in journals such as Architectural Theory Review, Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH), Places Journal, Log, Metropolis, Room One Thousand, Architect’s Newspaper, and Architectural Review among others. 

Ansari is currently a Visiting Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at UNLV School of Architecture where he teaches advanced design studios, theory and digital media. He has previously taught at USC School of Architecture and at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. Ansari holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the City College of New York, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture at UCLA.

This event is open to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. Room 315F.  

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