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Tonight: 2012 Pritzker Prize Laureate Wang Shu
Open Calls and Opportunities: New and Approaching Deadlines
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2012 Pritzker Prize Laureate
APR 2 at 7PM
The Great Hall
7 E. 7 Street     

Wang Shu and his wife, Lu Wenyu, founded Amateur Architecture Studio in 1997 in Hangzhou, China. The name of the office refers to the approach of an amateur builder-one based on spontaneity, craft skills, and cultural traditions. In order to learn traditional skills, Wang Shu spent the early part of his career working on building sites. Rather than looking toward the West for inspiration, Wang's work is rooted firmly in the context of Chinese history and culture. Some of his most important built works include the Library of Wenzheng College, Suzhou University; Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum; the Xiangshan Campus of the China Academy of Art; and the Ningbo History Museum.

Wang Shu is the 2012 Pritzker Prize laureate, the first Chinese citizen to receive that honor. He is Professor and Head of the Architecture School at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. In 2011, he became the first Chinese Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Amateur Architecture Studio-Ningbo History Museum | photo: Lu Hengzhong


Information Session
APR 9 at 12PM
RM 106
41 Cooper Sq 
Curious about applying for a Fulbright Grant? 
Want to learn more about pursuing project-based work abroad? 
Kerry Carnahan will talk about her experience as a Fulbright Fellow in Barcelona, Spain, where she studied at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc. At the Politècnica, she supported ongoing laboratory investigations into composite concrete. 
Ms. Carnahan also participated in the initial phases of the reopening of a Spanish Civil War-era anti-aerial bomb shelter, built using traditional Catalan masonry techniques and located under the Plaça del Diamant. Ms. Carnahan will discuss how the Fulbright Grant afforded her an opportunity to engage with questions of history, mass culture and biopower as they relate to public spaces and to experiment with visual and literary interpretive framework. She will also describe how the Fulbright experience informed her decade of service within New York City government as an advocate for ecological and social concerns in the built environment. Ms. Carnahan will present pictures of her work and her time in Barcelona. 
Peter Buckley, Associate Professor of the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences and The Cooper Union's Fulbright Program Advisor, will join Ms. Carnahan to provide information and field questions about applying for a Fulbright Grant. 



CITY OF DREAMS PAVILION COMPETITION | FIGMENT has teamed with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to host a competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion on Governors Island, the City of Dreams Pavilion. The 2013-2014 pavilion will be the fourth City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition. REGISTRATION: May 1, 2013  learn more ...  


STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: THE CHARLES E. PETERSON PRIZE | The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announce the 2013 Charles E. Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS standards and donated to HABS by students. DEADLINE: May 31, 2013  learn more ...

THE LEICESTER B. HOLLAND PRIZE | This annual competition recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared by an individual(s) to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). The prize is supported by the Paul Rudolph Trust, Architectural Record, and the Center for Architecture, Design & Engineering in the Library of Congress, and administered by the Heritage Documentation Programs of the National Park Service. DEADLINE: May 31, 2013   learn more ...

CALL FOR PAPERS | On the Spatial Epistemology of Politics, or How We Know Politics Through Space: Essays for Design Studies is a forthcoming edited book that explores how spaces are political and how politics is spatial. Deadline: April 8, 2013 learn more ... 
FELLOWSHIP | The Vera List Center for Art and Politics is pleased to invite applications for the 2013-2015 Vera List Center Fellowships. The curatorial focus theme for 2013-2015 is Alignment. Deadline: April 8, 2013   learn more ...
MELLON FELLOWSHIP | The grant will support a major new initiative within LSE Cities exploring the intersection of architecture, urbanism and the humanities.  learn more ... 
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Storefront for Art and Architecture is accepting submissions for On Somethingness/On Nothingness as part of Ideas City Festival 2013: Untapped Capital. Deadline: April 10, 2013  learn more ...   
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LOG | Architects age 59 and younger are invited to submit ONE building project completed or started between 2003 and 2013 for publication in this celebratory issue. Deadline: April 15, 2013  learn more ... 
CCA YOUNG CURATOR PROGRAM | For the third year the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) offers two curatorial opportunities with the generous support of the Power Corporation of Canada: the Young Curator Program and the Curatorial Internships Program. Deadline: April 15, 2013 learn more ... 
TRAVEL AND STUDY GRANT | The Deborah J. Norden Fund awards up to $5,000 annually in travel and study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. Deadline: April 17, 2013.  learn more ...  
CALL FOR PAPERS | Constructing Urban Intelligence workshop is part of the 9th International Conference on Intelligence Environments, and will take place in Athens, Greece, July 16-17, 2013. Designers, researchers, and practitioners across multiple disciplinary domains are invited to submit papers. 
Deadline: April 24, 2013  learn more ... 


MIT CALL FOR PAPERS | Thresholds is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish only original material. The Call for Papers for Issue 42 is HUMAN. Deadline: April 30, 2013  learn more ...  

FRAMEWORK PUBLICATION | The Spring 2013 edition of Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media includes an introduction by Diane Lewis, "Dossier: Architects on Film: Architects on the Frame", as well as essays by David Turnbull titled "Framing", and Daniel Meridor titled "Medianeras/Sidewalls: A Film by Gustavo Taretto."  learn more ...
LECTURE | Michael Young will be giving a lecture in the School of Architecture at Woodbury University in San Diego, CA as part of the 2013 Spring Lecture Series on April 9, 2013.  learn more ...
LECTURE AND PANEL DISCUSSION | David Gersten will participate in the event Where are the Utopian Visionaries: Architecture of Social Exchange at The Cooper Union on April 11, 2013.  learn more ...
LECTURES AT PRINCETON AND COLUMBIA | Anthony Vidler will participant as a speaker for the event, Looking Down on Modernity: Aerial Photography and the Science of Social Space, as part of The Disciplines Series of The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia Univeristy on April 9, 2013. He is also a participant in the international symposium What is Cosmopolitical Design?, at Princeton University on April 12, 2013.
LECTURE | Michael Webb will lecture in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois-Chicago on April 16, 2013.  learn more ...
PRINCETON LECTURE SERIES | Lydia Kallipoliti will be speaking at Princeton University as part of the lecture series What I Did Next: Princeton's Alternative Architectural Practices - Thinking Technology on April 17, 2013. learn more ...

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79; Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55) | panel discussion | Book launch for Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account, The New York Public Library, April 9, 2013 
Elizabeth Diller (AR '79) | keynote | Case Studies in Urban Development 2013: Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, symposium, Architecture Art Planning, Cornell University, April 12, 2013

Shigeru Ban (AR '84) | article | "Students Help Shigeru Ban Build A Temporary Structure in Madrid," The Architect's Newspaper blog, March 22, 2013

Berman Horn Studio (Bradley Horn, AR '94) | news | "Open> Restaurant," The Architect's Newspaper, March 22, 2013

Koukaba Mojadidi (AR '01) | news | "After Cooper: Rebuilding Afghanistan," News, March 22, 2013

Tao Sule-Dufour (AR '02) | group exhibition | Mostra, The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy, March 15-23, 2013

Situ Studio (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov, Wes Rozen, Bradley Samuels, all AR '05) | article | "100 Big Ideas," Interior Design, March 1, 2013

Andrejs Rauchat (AR '10) | lecture | "Architecture from Nothing," The School of Architecture Thesis Lecture Series, The Cooper Union, April 11, 2013

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