Tomorrow (doesn't look so good) Today

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 6pm - Fri, Oct 4, 2019 6pm

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What does it mean to reimagine the future, reflect on the present, and reconsider the past in the context of the climate emergency? An experiment in interdisciplinarity, this exhibition shows how students from all three schools of The Cooper Union engage independently in works on climate. This diverse survey of work addresses space, environment, ecologies, systems, nature, destruction, and potential solutions to process and combat the approaching denouement of human life. 

Cooper Union x Climate Week is a series of events that provides space for The Cooper Union, and the larger community at hand, to work across disciplines to discuss the most critical issue of our generation: the climate crisis.

The exhibition is on view in the 5th & 6th Floor Foundation Building lobbies.

Located at 7 East 7th Street, 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.