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Student Opportunity | Information Session: Graduate School
Upcoming Events
Save the Date: Film by Diana Agrest
Open Calls and Opportunities
Faculty and Alumni News
VLADIMIR SLAPETA
Hans Scharoun: Early Works 1911-1945
Oct 24 at 6PM
Rm 315
Foundation Building
 
Introduction by and conversation with Antony Vidler.

VladimÝr Slapeta, Hon FAIA, graduated from the Czech University of Technology in Prague. From 1973-91 he was Head of the Architecture Collection of the National Museum of Technology in Prague, where he organized a series of exhibitions: The Brno Functionalists in Helsinki, 1983; Czech Functionalism 1918-1938 at the AA in London; and Czech Cubism at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York and the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989 he became Dean of the Architecture Faculty in Prague from 1991-97 and again from 2003-2006, and later in Brno from 2006-2010. He is a Fellow of the Akademie der Kuenste in Berlin, where he served as Deputy Director of the Architecture Department from 1997-2006. He is the author or co-author of more than 30 books on architecture of the 20th century in Central Europe.

Upcoming lecture: October 31 | New Architecture in Brno

 

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY

INFORMATION SESSION
Architecture Graduate School
Oct 28 at 6PM
Rm 215F
Foundation Building

 
An information session with the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.

Join Associate Dean Milton Curry of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan for an information session about their Master of Science in Architecture and Master of Urban Design degrees.

 
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PANEL DISCUSION: EMISSIONS
Images from the Mixing Layer
Oct 30 at 6PM
The Great Hall
7 East 7 Street
NYC
 
Is Manhattan sitting in a cloud of methane?

Odorless, invisible, lighter-than-air methane is a significant urban pollutant that is a potential crisis in the making.

Developed by artists Ruth Hardinger and Rebecca Smith as a confluence of climate change research, environmental activism and artistic practice, EMISSIONS: Images from the Mixing Layer initiates new ways of sourcing information, sharing and expressing data. The project draws upon a scientific study conducted by Gas Safety Inc. under the aegis of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability which utilized highly sensitive technology to measure fugitive methane emissions over 160 miles of roadway in Manhattan.

Panel Participants:

Al Appleton, Moderator; Senior Fellow for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design; former Commissioner of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection 
Barbara Arrindell, Artist; founder and Director of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability 
Ruth Hardinger, Artist 
Bryce Payne, PhD, Associate Research Professor, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Senior Fellow of Wake Forest University CEES, Winston-Salem, NC 
Rebecca Smith, Artist 
Samara Swanston, Legislative Counsel to the Environmental Protection Committee of New York City Council

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 
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CURRENT WORK: WILLEM JAN NEUTELINGS
Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Nov 4 at 7PM
The Rose Aud
41 Cooper Sq
NYC
 
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York.

Willem Jan Neutelings is a founding principal of the Rotterdam-based firm Neutelings Riedijk. From its inception, the firm has been noted, in the words of curator and critic Aaron Betsky, for its ability to shape its designs "to create a figure, or sculpted object, in the landscape." Beginning with early projects such as the Minnaert University Building, Utrecht, and a number of housing developments throughout the Netherlands, the firm has continued to synthesize complex programming to create educational, civic, and residential projects that are recognized for their "iconic and expressive capacity."

Many of the firm's projects have been commissioned through international competitions. The firm's work has received many accolades, notably for the Museum aan de Stroom and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The office received the BNA-Kubus/Biennial Prize for entire oeuvre from the Dutch Architects Union in 2010.

Moderator: Lyn Rice is a principal of Rice+Lipka Architects and is a member of the League's Board of Directors.

FREE TO CURRENT COOPER UNION STUDENTS/FACULTY/STAFF AND ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE MEMBERS.

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SAVE THE DATE
THE MAKING OF AN AVANT-GARDE
The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984
Film Screening
Nov 13 at 7PM
The Great Hall
7 East 7 Street
NYC
 
A documentary written, produced and directed by Diana Agrest

A public screening of the film will be held in The Great Hall of The Cooper Union on Wednesday 13 November at 7pm with a reception to follow.

This event is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York.

About the film:

The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, founded in 1967 with close ties to The Museum of Modern Art, made New York the global center for architectural debate and redefined architectural discourse in the United States. A place of immense energy and effervescence, its founders and participants were young and hardly known at the time but would ultimately shape architectural practice and theory for decades. Agrest's film documents and explores the Institute's fertile beginnings and enduring significance as a locus for the avant-garde. The film features Mark Wigley, Peter Eisenman, Diana Agrest, Charles Gwathmey, Mario Gandelsonas, Richard Meier, Kenneth Frampton, Barbara Jakobson, Frank Gehry, Anthony Vidler, Deborah Berke, Rem Koolhaas, Stan Allen, Suzanne Stephens, Bernard Tschumi, Joan Ockman, among others.

Panel discussion and reception to follow.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 


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OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES 
ONGOING 
     

GENSLER INTERN PROGRAM | Gensler is currently reviewing applications for our Global Intern program. Gensler invites global students to join our creative studio environment as we redefine what's possible through the power of design. Applications are reviewed monthly and outstanding applicants may be contracted by Gensler when an opportunity opens. Deadline: Ongoing.   learn more ...  

 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY | Van Alen Institute (VAI) is seeking volunteers to assist our small staff at programs and events. We are hoping to build a core group of dedicated volunteers, so we ask that each volunteer commits to working a minimum of 4 events per year. Volunteers should have an interest in VAI's mission, its past and current work, and in cities, design, and/or planning. Deadline: Ongoing. learn more ... 
 
2014 BERKELEY PRIZE: ESSAY COMPETITION | The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence endowment was established in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. This year the topic for the Essay Competition is: The Architect and the Healthful Environment. Deadline: November 1, 2013  learn more ... 

 

RFP: LOS ANGELES BASED ARCHITECTS | SKYLINE is a free, ten-day, annual architecture and art event that showcases site specific, experimental, interactive installations that embrace Los Angeles' ever-evolving cultural landscape. SKYLINE participants will consist of eight local architect(s) and artist(s) via an RFP process, and eight national and international teams invited by SKLYINE's prestigious host committee. Deadline: November 1, 2013  learn more ...   

 
DESIGN COMPETITION | Blank Space will soon be launching the world's first narrative-based architecture competition. The proposals will combine text-based architectural fairy tales with innovative graphic representations. Early Registration Deadline: November 8, 2013  learn more ...

 

SAH FILM AND VIDEO AWARD | The SAH Award for Film and Video was established in 2013 to recognize annually the most distinguished international work of film or video on the history of the built environment. Deadline: December 1, 2013 learn more ...

FOUNDATION FOR LANDSCAPE STUDIES 2014 BOOK PRIZE | There are two prizes for publications on landscape and garden design awarded for 2014. Deadline for nominations: December 1, 2013  
FELLOWSHIP | OfficeUS is seeking five fellows to take on the role of Principals during the 2014 Venice Biennale at the US Pavilion. The work of OfficeUS will be published as a book and exhibited at Storefront for Art and Architecture in the spring of 2015. Deadline: December 2, 2013.  learn more ...

CALL FOR PAPERS | The Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disasters' (CRSCAD) forthcoming International Conference on Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction: The Role of Architectural, Planning and Engineering Education, is currently accepting abstracts. Deadline: December 3, 2013. learn more ...

 

CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS: CALL FOR PAPERS AND ARTWORKS | SBU Philosophy and the Arts Conference: Fašades: the Architecture of (In)Authenticity, April 11-12th 2014. The 2014 conference will explore the vicissitudes of the Fašade - its place, importance, and structure. Deadline: January 12, 2014. learn more ... 

DESIGN COMPETITION | The Living Cities design competition asks professionals and students in architecture and engineering to share their vision of multi-use residential towers for the 21st century. Sponsored by Metropolis magazine. Deadline: January 3, 2014  learn more ...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SAH | 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, the Society of Architectural Historians. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, as well as future members to chair a session at the conference. Deadline: January 15, 2013  learn more ... 
 
STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: VELUX AWARD | The International VELUX Award encourages students of architecture to explore the theme of sunlight and daylight in its widest sense to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever relevant source of light and energy. The Award is global and open to any registered student of architecture backed by a teacher from a school of architecture. Register by March 3, 2014. learn more ... 
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FACULTY AND STAFF NEWS 
KEYNOTE | Anthony Vidler will deliver the keynote address, "Leger, Le Corbusier and Paris futur," at Philadelphia Museum of Art in conjunction with the LÚger exhibition on November 15, 2013. He will be a respondent for the Gezi Park, Istanbul: Reconsiderations symposium held at the Center for Architecture, New York, NY, on November 14, 2013.  

FINALIST: BUCKMINSTER FULLER CHALLENGE | David Turnbull's PITCHAfrica: Waterbank Schools project has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge presented by the Buckminster Fuller Institute. PITCHAfrica: Waterbank Schools, a building prototype in Laikipia, Kenya, is a working demonstration of the remarkable leveraging power of water catchment as a socially integrated resource awareness and community engagement tool.  learn more ...

LECTURE | Lydia Kallipoliti will be lecturing at the Taubman School of Architecture, University of Michigan on November 11, 2013.  learn more ...

PUBLICATION | Emmy Mikelson's written piece "Skin Without Body" along with a selection of paintings is included in the current "De-Identify" issue of the journal Nova Organa (Princeton School of Architecture, Oct 2013).  learn more ...


ALUMNI NEWS* 
Maurice Cox (AR '83) | presenter | Training Program: Public Interest Design, Yale School of Architecture, November 15-16, 2013

Christoff:Finio (Martin Finio, AR '88) | article | "No Jacket Required," Interior Design, September 2013 
 

 

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