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Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture,
1925 - 1970  
Opening Reception
JAN 29, 2012

Exhibition Dates: January 29 - March 16, 2012
Presented by The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery
The Cooper Union 
Photo Credit: Cocoon House: Paul Rudolph with Ralph Twitchell, 1951 


Maciunas in Soho 
Opening Reception
DEC 11, 6-8PM
41 Cooper Gallery 

This exhibition, created in collaboration with The Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius and The School of Art at The Cooper Union, NYC, focuses on rarely exhibited Fluxus works, as well as Maciunas' early works, charts, and his plans for artist housing in SoHo. Anything Can Substitute Art sheds new light on a pivotal historic period for both the city of New York and contemporary art's recent history, connecting the counter-cultural activism of the 1960s and 1970s to the moment of Fluxus.

Works and documents by Ay-O, George Brecht, William De Ridder, Henry Flynt, Geoffrey Hendricks, Alison Knowles, Carla Liss, George Maciunas, Jackson Mac Low, Jonas Mekas, Larry Miller, Jock Reynolds, Mieko Shiomi, Yoko Ono, Name June Paik, Ben Vautier, Robert Watts, Emmett Williams, among others.

Curated by Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt

On view from December 11, 2012 through January 1, 2013

Exhibitions & Opportunities 

The competition will focus on the post-industrial development of a contaminated site in the Gowanus Canal watershed that offers the challenge of rethinking how a new community resource can become an agent for remediation within a diverse urban context. The jury will be comprised of industry professionals and experts in the areas of architecture, sustainable design, landscape design, and community development. Jurors include: Julie Bargmann, David J. Lewis, Richard Plunz, Robert M. Rogers, Andrew Simons and Joel Towers.  DEADLINE: 
December 14, 2012.  

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NEW!! IDEAS CITY 2013 | As part of the New Museum's project, The Architectural League of New York's Urban Omnibus invites your organization to submit a proposal for IDEAS CITY 2013, taking place May 1-4, 2013. We also welcome collaborative projects if you choose to apply in partnership with other groups. Your project must relate to the theme of Untapped Capital and can take place at your own space, at any independent location within the festival footprint, or at the StreetFest around the Bowery. DEADLINE: December 14, 2012  learn more ... 

NEW!! IDEAS CITY 2013: TEMPORARY OUTDOOR STRUCTURES | For the occasion of the 2013 IDEAS CITY, Storefront for Art and Architecture jointly with the New Museum and Architizer are launching the StreetFest competition for the design, management, and construction of temporary outdoor spaces that produce new ways for collective gathering and city engagement. On Saturday, May 4, 2013, one winning entry will occupy designated outdoor space along the Bowery near the New Museum during the StreetFest. We envision fabricating a minimum of ten structures that will cover approximately 1000-1500 square feet. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 18, 2013    

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: THE 2ND ANNUAL FOLLY COMPETITION | Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League invite architects and designers to apply for Folly, a design/build studio residency (March-May 2013) leading to an exhibition at Socrates (tentatively opening June 2013). This residency was established to explore the intersections between architecture and sculpture and the increasing overlaps in references, concepts, and techniques between the two disciplines.  

JURY: Michael Arad, Orly Genger, John Hatfield, Granger Moorhead, Billie Tsien.  

DEADLINE: January 7, 2012. learn more ... 

METROPOLIS MAGAZINE NEXT GENERATION DESIGN COMPETITION | This competition was created in 2003 to promote environmental activism, social involvement, and entrepreneurship in young designers. The Next Generation Design Competition is open to any designer or architect in practice for ten years or less, as well as design students. The $10,000 prize is intended to support designers whose entries reflect considerations of inclusive design, systems thinking, sustainability, materials exploration, progressive technologies, function, and provocative form. Each design should speak to at least one or several of the 6 sub-disciplines of design supported by the magazine-architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, product design, and graphic design. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged. DEADLINE  February 18, 2013  learn more ... 

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY | The Lyceum Competition welcomes submissions from students attending participating schools including The Cooper Union (complete list of schools here). Lyceum travel awards are intended to enrich the academic experience. As such, all competitors are required to have at least one year of study remaining so that a travel award may be fulfilled prior to the completion of the current or an immediately subsequent architectural degree program. Students should work individually; submissions resulting from individual work completed in a design studio are encouraged.   Download submission material.  Email for any additional questions.

DEADLINE: March 20, 2012  


EXHIBITION | FIELD CONDITIONS EXHIBIT AT SFMOMA | Works by Lebbeus Woods, Stanley Allen (AR '81), Daniel Libeskind (AR '70), as well as projects by other noted architects and contemporary artists, are on view at the SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, September 1, 2012 - January 6, 2012. In addition, on October 4, 2012, Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, will deliver a lecture on Lebbeus Woods' Conflict Space Series.  

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eOCULUS | Elizabeth O'Donnell's comments during the Deans' Roundtable at the Center for Architecture were highlighted in the eOculus article "Sandy, the game-changer: more than academic interest." read more ... 

PRINCETON LECTURE SERIES | Pablo Lorenzo Eiroa and Michael Young participated in the event What I did Next - Princeton's Alternative Architectural Practices: Digital Geometries at Princeton University School of Architecture on November 28, 2012. learn more ... 

NEW YORK TIMES | As the Associate Director of The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, Susannah Drake was interviewed for the New York Times article "After Storm, Dry Floors Prove Value of Exceeding City Code." November 23, 2012  read more ... 

THE NEW YORK OBSERVER |  Michael Samuelian discusses the volunteer work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy by the New Yorkers for Parks, of which he is a group leader, in the article "Coney Island Is Still Devastated, From the Boardwalk to the Neighborhood Parks," in the New York Observer, November 20, 2012.  read more ... 

ROUNDTABLE CULTURAL SEMINARS | Georg Windeck lectured as part of the Roundtable Cultural Seminars on the Architecture of Museums Around the World. Fall 2012. learn more ... 

CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE PANEL | Aida Miron participated on the panel Arch School Confidential held at the Center for Architecture on November 27, 2012. learn more ... 

Elizabeth Diller (AR '79) | lecture | 2012 John Edwards Lecture: Liz Diller and Christian Marclay in conversation, The Architecture Foundation, Tate Modern, December 6, 2012
Daniel Libeskind (AR '70) | article | "Libeskind's Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin officially opens," World Architecture News, November 20, 2012

Alexander Gorlin (AR '78) | article | "Space of the Week: The People's Architect," New York Magazine, November 2012

Alexander Gorlin (AR '78) | article | "It Happened Here: Hurricane Sandy's Impact," Architectural Record, November 19, 2012

Evan Douglis (AR '83) | news | "Sandy, the game-changer: more than academic interest," eOculus, November 21, 2012

Margaret Matz (AR '83) | lecture | "Venice - Historical Model for a Modern Prototype in Water and Wetland Conservation," Water, Water Everywhere: Ecology, Conservation, Adaptation; Environmental Management System Subcommittee Conference, Presented by New York City Transit, December 4, 2012

Erika Hinrichs (AR '90) | appointment | Chair of Pratt Institute's Undergraduate Architecture Department, "Names in the News," eOculus, November 21, 2012

John Murray (AR '94) | award | 2012 Stanford White Award, Residential Architecture - Townhouses and Apartments, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

OBRA Architects (Jennifer Lee, AR '97) | group exhibition | Where are the Utopian Visionaries? Architects of Social Exchange, Rhode Island School of Design, on view November 3-16, 2012; traveling to Boston Society of Architects, BSA Space, on view November 16 - December 31, 2012.

Snarkitecture (Alex Mustonen, AR '05; Daniel Arsham, A '03) | article | "Snarkitecture's Latest Pop-Up Is A Mirrored Abyss Of Shoes!," Architizer, November 21, 2012

Sean Khorsandi (AR '04) | article | Sean Khorsandi reviews a new book on Eero Saarinen's contributions to industrial design - Eero Saarinen: Furniture for Everyman, The Architect's Newspaper, November 26, 2012

Lawrence Lek (M.Arch II '12) | residency | Designer in Residence, Design Museum, London, through January 2013.  


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