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Tuesday 31 March 2015  

Thinking Making Making Thinking
Apr 7 at 7pm
The Great Hall
The Cooper Union
7 E 7th Street

Peter Gluck founded the New York-based firm in 1972. GLUCK+'s innovative, integrative means of design and construction characterizes the firm's work at all scales. GLUCK+ embraces an architect led design-build practice through a broad range of approaches to commissions that vary from single houses to residential developments, as well as institutional and educational projects. The firm is dedicated to "pushing the boundaries of design together with real-world expertise to craft bold, innovative, and conceptually unique architecture."

The work of GLUCK+ has been published in architectural journals and books internationally. The monograph The Modern Impulse: Peter L. Gluck and Partners was published in 2008. The firm has been listed in Fast Company's "World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture." Among its many awards, GLUCK+ has earned an AIA National Housing Award for House in the Mountains in 2013; a Design-Build Institute of America National Design-Build Award of Excellence for The East Harlem School in 2009; and an AIA National Show You're Green Award of Excellence for Little Ajax Affordable Housing in 2007.

Free to current students/faculty/staff of The Cooper Union and League members.

Image: GLUCK+, Floating Box House | photo by Paul Warchol
The Photography of Wilfred Thesiger, Charles Butt and Edward Grazda 
On View thru Apr 25
Houghton Gallery
7 E 7th Street, 2nd fl

Presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

"Three Views of Oman is a great example of the dialogue of cultures. Rather than repeating the Orientalist approach that has weakened so many Western studies of Arabic societies, this exhibition builds a new bridge between two civilizations with different histories but shared values."
- Radwan Ziadeh, George Washington University

Collected here for the first time is a history of Oman in images. One of the most developed and stable countries in the Arab world and among the earliest adherents to Ibadi Islam, the sultanate sits along the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. From early days of world trade through the port of Muscat to contemporary engagement with international diplomacy and the West, Oman has always evoked beauty and mystery in equal measure. The Three Views of Oman exhibition reveals the country as its contours emerged over the past seventy years in an intimate portrait through the eyes of the West, as captured in images by English explorer Wilfred Thesiger in the 1940s, British Army major Charles Butt in the 1970s, and award-winning American documentary photographer Edward Grazda in the first decade of this century. The exhibition chronicles the rapid social and physical changes in Oman, as well as the changing nature of photography itself over 60 years. These original photographs have traveled to Oxford and London, England; Grenada, Spain and other destinations; this will be the only presentation in New York City.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 2pm-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-7pm
Exhibition on view: March 11 - April 25, 2015

Image: Mango boats, Muscat, Charles Butt, 1970


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Thresholds 44 (MIT Department of Architecture) is accepting submissions on the theme of Workspace. Thresholds 44: Workspace seeks to mine how the meanings of and locations for work have been historically and culturally defined, how work transposes earlier notions of labor and craft production, and how the work of artists, writers, architects, designers, and urban planners - alongside managers, psychologists, political leaders, and employees themselves - have been integral in construing the physical and mental conditions of work, rest, and play. Deadline: May 1, 2015  learn more ...

OPEN CALL: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | Arts Letters and Numbers is welcoming creative thinkers to invest their time in individual, focused and exploratory work at our facilities Upstate, New York in Averill Park near Albany. Our wood and metal shop at the Mill and our Residence next door are now open and active year-round. There are a limited number of private bedrooms and studio spaces available so we encourage residency candidates to apply to the program at least two weeks prior to your intended arrival. Residency durations may be 1 week to 3 months. Deadline: Rolling Basis  learn more ...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | The journal Nova Organa is accepting written and visual work that utilizes new and forgotten methods of fiction, critique, and philosophy in the creation of art/architecture theory and thinking. The next issue will use "The Scene" as an epigraph/theme. Deadline: April 15, 2015 learn more ...
DESIGN COMPETITION | ARCH+ Journal announces the international competition "PLANETARY URBANISM - CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT in the Medium of Information Design" open to all architects, designers, artists and students in the fields of architecture and art. The competition is in the context of the UN-HABITAT III Conference awarded by the Journal ARCH+ with the support of the Federal Foreign Office, Germany consulted by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Register by April 30, 2015.  learn more ...

GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP | Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Deadline: September 19, 2015  learn more ... 

PANEL DISCUSSION | Diane Lewis is a panelist for Display of the Centuries: Frederick Kiesler and Contemporary Art held at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York on March 31, 2015. Lewis was awarded the grant "The Young Kiesler Award" from the Kiesler Foundation in 2013 toward the publication OPEN CITY: Existential Urbanity. learn more ...

CONFERENCE | Tamar Zinguer will participate on the roundtable The Built Environment: Resources for the Next 75 Years held at the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) 68th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL on April 15-19, 2015. learn more ...

 PUBLICATION | Joan Ockman is a co-editor for The Modern Architecture Symposia, 1962-1966, published by Yale University Press (2015). learn more ... 

Toshiko Mori (AR '76) | lecture | Guido A. Binda Lecture, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, January 13, 2015

Peggy Deamer (AR '77) | winner | Center for Architecture and AIA New York Chapter 2015 Arnold W. Brunner Grant

Elizabeth Diller (AR '79) | lecture | Open House Lecture, Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ, April 13, 2015

Aida Miron (AR '04) | group exhibition | "It's About Time," Galleri KIT, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim, Norway, March 20-29, 2015

Dionisio Cortes (AR '09) | group exhibition | "AAF Show," Front Art Space, New York, NY, March 25-29, 2015


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