Looking forward to the Spring 2019 semester starting next week and it not being so quiet around here!
Save the date for a January 29 gallery roundtable discussion about Drawing Codes, a new #exhibition, the second volume in a series organized by the @cca.digital.craft.lab, featuring experimental drawings by architects who explore the impact of new technologies on the relationship between #code and #drawing. The exhibition includes work by our own Dean @nadertehrani47 and Professor @benjamin.aranda. Drawing Codes runs in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery from January 22 through February 23, 2019.
Mechanical Engineering seniors William Dayan, Isabella Pestovski, Kavya Udupa, and Morgan Wolfe are prototyping new workplace technology for individuals with cerebral palsy (CP); specifically, they’re building custom accessories for wheelchair users. CP, a group of disorders that affects a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture, impacts 17 million people across the world. The student researchers are working with the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc., a not-for-profit that creates jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities, and the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York.
On Tuesday, November 27, hear from architects Fabio Gramazio and J. Meejin Yoon as they discuss Digital Materiality in Architecture. The lecture is presented in celebration of the 10th anniversary of The William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship. .
Don’t miss The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture’s symposium "Thesis Now,” which addresses the agency, relevance, and history of the Thesis Studio in architecture curricula. “Thesis Now” will interrogate key issues of the design Thesis in three sessions on December 1 in the Rose Auditorium.
Catch internationally renowned artist, #architect, and #engineer Cecil Balmond OBE in the Great Hall on Thursday, November 29 at 6:30pm. Widely considered to be one of the most significant creators of his generation, Balmond transcends the conventional boundaries of discipline, working in the crossover between #art and #science. In this dynamic area, he has re-invented the very concept of space, transforming the meaning of geometry, form, and structure. This lecture is sponsored by The Steel Institute of New York with support from The Cooper Union’s The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and Albert Nerken School of Engineering.
The first senior art show of the 2018-19 academic year, "(Dis)location" by Azka Saifullah, opens this Tuesday, November 13 in the 7th Floor lobby of the Foundation Building.
The exhibition investigates the role of news outlets, with the aim to represent how information through media outlets, like magazines and newspapers, play a part in forming perceptions of a place, while highlighting how manipulative the process might be. Media may take away relevant points of reference from the news by layering and distorting photographs and information through censoring and redaction in order to present entertaining stories, rather than factual information. Through "(Dis)location", Azka highlights how news and opinion media warps public perception of life in Pakistan and plays a role in spreading distorted information that extends beyond Pakistan’s border.
Today’s election day and the artist collective fierce pussy produced a special election poster for this year’s midterms. See it now as part of the 41 Cooper Gallery exhibition WE DISSENT… Design of the Women’s Movement in New York which showcases more than 150 years of feminist artifacts including engravings, posters, brochures, and more. fierce pussy is a collective of queer women artists that formed in New York City in 1991 through their immersion in AIDS activism during a decade of increasing political mobilization around gay rights. Low-tech and low-budget, the collective responded to the urgency of those years, using readily available resources like old typewriters, found photographs, and the printing supplies accessible in their day jobs. And remember to vote today.
From yesterday’s discussion of Roy DeCarava’s A'40 oeuvre in American art with a special focus on The Sweet Flypaper of Life which DeCarava created with the poet Langston Hughes. The book is being republished for the first time in 30 years by @firstprintpressed with distribution by David Zwirner Books, D.A.P., and Thames & Hudson. Art historian Sherry Turner DeCarava introduced the panel that included writer and critic A.D. Coleman; Radiclani Clytus, independent filmmaker; Leslie Hewitt A'00, Assistant Professor at The Cooper Union School of Art; John Stauffer, the Sumner R. and Marshall S. Kates Professor of English and African & African American Studies at Harvard; and photographer Hope Wurmfeld. Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, moderated.