Visiting Lecture | Yolande Daniels: Building | unBuilding

Friday, April 12, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Yolande Daniels is a founding design principal of Studio SUMO. She received architecture degrees from Columbia University and City College. She has taught in prestigious academic institutions such as the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University where she is an Assistant Professor. She was a recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. She was Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney American Museum of Art and a participant in the Independent Study Studio Program in New York. She received a travel grant from the NY chapter of the American Institute of Architects to document slave spaces in Brazil and has published essays and independent works in various anthologies on subjects that examine architecture and the politics of space. 

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


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