News & Events

Tuesday 5 May 2015  


Current Work
May 12 at 7pm
Rose Aud
41 Cooper Square

Co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture


The Wendy Evans Joseph Lecture on Art and Architecture presents the work of an artist whose work is inspired by the built environment. On May 12, artist Ursula von Rydingsvard will present her recent work in this public lecture.

Ursula von Rydingsvard is a sculptor based in Brooklyn. As noted by Galerie Lelong, the meaning behind her work is rooted in personal experience. "She creates large-scale sculpture from cedar beams which she cuts, assembles, and laminates, finally rubbing powdered graphite into the work's textured, faceted surfaces. Born in Germany in 1942, von Rydingsvard and her family were among the dispossessed that, after the war, were forced to move from one refugee camp for displaced Poles to another, eventually settling in the United States in 1950. The artist's respect for organic materials and the dignity of labor, sense of loss and pain, and the persistent memories that inform her work may be traced back to these formative experiences."


Image: Ursula von Rydingsvard


Join the celebration of design during NYCxDESIGN at an engaging talk series depicting the nurturing relationships between city agencies and initiatives, the design industries and the community. 

In coordination with a number of lively interactive events taking place at Alamo Plaza at Astor Place from May 15th to 17th, The Cooper Union opens its doors to this discussion platform of relevant cultural and commercial issues. 

These city-centric talks will increase awareness of and appreciation for design, spanning all design disciplines from graphic and product design to architecture, urban planning and public art. 

Learn about the New York City design ecosystem, how these relationships are shaping the city at large, and what enhancements and growth are in-store for the future. 

Admission is free and open to the public 


A Shaw & Co. Production


Come see classrooms and studios of The Cooper Union transformed into exhibition spaces showcasing work from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering.

Located throughout The Foundation Building (7 East 7th Street), and 41 Cooper Square.

Exhibition Hours:
MAY 26 - JUNE 14
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 7pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Free and open to the public.



CRAFT RESEARCH FUND GRANT | Since 2005, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design's Craft Research Fund grant program has advanced and expanded research about craft in the United States. The program supports innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field, and advances investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism.Types of grants include: Project Grants, Exhibition Research Grants, Graduate Research Grants, Travel Grants. Deadlines: October 2015  learn more ... 

SAH/MELLON AUTHOR AWARDS | The SAH/Mellon Author Awards is designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment. The SAH/Mellon Author Awards will provide authors with the financial resources they need to produce scholarly books in their most desirable form. The publication of a monograph continues to be the most valued demonstration of scholarly competence for career advancement and recognition in the humanities. The SAH/Mellon Author Awards jury comprises distinguished mid-career and senior scholars who are members of SAH and whose specializations cover a broad range of scholarship on the built environment. Deadline: June 1, 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 ... 

PUBLICATION RECEPTION | The Italian Cultural Institute is hosting a celebration for the recent publication Open City: Existential Urbanity. Open City: Existential Urbanity is an anthology of architecture created and advocated by the students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union in studios conducted by the Architect Diane Lewis, Professor, with a team of notable colleagues from 2001-2014. The event will take place in Washington D.C. on May 28, 2015. learn more ...

PANEL DISCUSSION | Anthony Vidler was a participant for the Storefront for Art and Architecture event "Definition Series: Search vs Research." The event was on the occasion of the publication the OfficeUS Atlas held on April 28, 2015. learn more ...

AWARD | SITU Studio, co-founded by Wes Rozen, was awarded the 2015 Architizer A+ Architecture+Learning Award for the Design Lab at the New York Hall of Science. learn more ... 

EXHIBITION AND DISCUSSION | Michael Webb's drawings are included in the group exhibition Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs held at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI and on view through August 2, 2015. He was also a panelist for the concurrent event Critical Encounters: Drawing in Architecture also held at the RISD Museum on April 24, 2015.

EXHIBITION AND ART FAIR | Emmy Mikelson's paintings are currently on view in the a group exhibition in Brooklyn at Lorimoto Gallery and her work will be represented by Transmitter Gallery at the Select Art Fair in Chelsea during Frieze Week, May 13-17, 2015.


Sue Allen (AR 70) | solo show | "Wild and Tame: In Oregon," In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art, Oregon City, OR, April 30-May 30, 2015 

Daniel Libeskind (AR 70) | group exhibition | "Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs," RISD Museum, Providence, RI, April 24-August 2, 2015 

Toshiko Mori (AR 76) | juror | 2015 ARCHITIZER A+ Awards 

Elizabeth Diller (AR 79) | juror | 2015 ARCHITIZER A+ Awards 

Stanley Allen (AR 81) | speaker | Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities Symposium: Talks and Round Table Discussions, Brown University, Providence, RI, April 25, 2015

Shigeru Ban, AR 84 | award | 2015 ARCHITIZER A+ Typology Award, Aspen Art Museum

David Heymann (AR 85) | article | "Feature> Voices of Architecture," The Architect's Newspaper, April 29, 2015

Kyna Leski (AR 85) | panelist | "Critical Encounters: Drawing in Architecture," RISD Museum, Providence, RI, April 24, 2015 

Azin Valy (AR 90) | designer | Asian American Designer Showcase: Azin Valy, Cityzen Silk Fashions, Asia Store at Asia Society, New York, NY, May 9, 2015 

Laila Seewang (AR 05) | lecture | "Infrastructure as Modernity: The city waterworks of Berlin, 1873-1896," ETH-Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, May 18, 2015 

SITU Studio (Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Wes Rozen, Bradley Samuels, all AR 05) | award | 2015 ARCHITITZER A+ Architecture+Learning Award, Desing Lab, New York Hall of Science

Snarkitecture (Alex Mustonen, AR 05) | article | "Snarkitecture's Dreamy Installation for COS," Azure Magazine, April 22, 2015 

Snarkitecture (Alex Mustonen, AR 05) | designers | 2015 ARCHITIZER A+ Awards Trophy Designers 

Bradley Samuels (AR 05) | article | "Feature> Voices of Architecture," The Architect's Newspaper, April 29, 2015


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