Congratulations to School of Architecture professors Mersiha Veledar, Lexi Tsien, and Yasmin Vobis and the students of the class of ‘22 for their 2018 Studio Prize, which celebrates the most innovative academic studios in North America! This year’s jury selected six studios from the U.S. and Canada as some of the best examples of architectural investigation taking place in colleges and universities today.
Reminder that 1989 School of Art @cooperalumni Bill Morrison returns to Cooper Union tonight to screen his film Dawson City: Frozen Time in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium at 6:30pm. The film – a meditation on cinema’s past – pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Dean Mike Essl speaks with Morrison about his work immediately following the screening.
Sneak peek at some featured work in Towards a New [Hypo]Thesis, the 2017-2018 Master of Architecture II Graduate Design Studio exhibition, opening tomorrow night in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery. The exhibition runs through September 28. This year each student was asked to invent [verbal and visual] evidence with hopes of radically augmenting novel architectural realities through the lens of a ‘hypothesis’ as an investigative design proposition.
Today's the day. Happy first day of the new school year! Reminder to current students, faculty, and staff, please join us for a Cooper Union Convocation in the Great Hall at 12pm today. #schoolsback
The summer 2018 #InventionFactory program wrapped up earlier this week and sophomore #electricalengineering student Brian Chung and sophomore #mechanicalengineering student Hannah Quirk took top prize for their invention, Twist Talk, a portable communication aid for children on the #autism spectrum. To use Twist Talk, a child rotates a watch bezel on the device to alert their parent to a need they want to address, like “I’m hungry.” The need is spoken out loud by Twist Talk and a notification is sent to the parent’s cell phone.
Sophomores, Yuval Ofek, also studying electrical engineering, and Paulo Serodio in the BSE program, took home second place for their work on Fallback, a wall-mounted system of self-networking “smart sensors” that report immobilizing accidents to loved ones or caretakers.
Move-in day! #Welcome from our RA team. Happy orientation!
To celebrate the opening of Cooper Union's new academic year, we invite current students, faculty, and staff to join us for an all-school Convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 12pm in the Great Hall. In just 30 minutes, we’ll reconnect to get the school year off to a great start, welcome our incoming class, and maybe even learn a few surprising things along the way. Lunch for all will be served immediately following. We hope to see you there! #backtoschool
Save the Dates for the Fall 2018 41 Cooper Gallery exhibition: WE DISSENT… Design of the Women’s Movement in New York opens on October 2 and runs through December 2. The exhibition brings together more than 150 years of #feminist artifacts and printed matter from a variety of feminist and radical artists and collectives. Curated by Stéphanie Jeanjean, adjunct assistant professor of art history, and Alexander Tochilovsky, curator of @lubalincenter, it features engravings, #posters, brochures, journals, #magazines, T-shirts, buttons, and more that were created by women artists and designers at the intersection of feminism and social movements. Here's a handbill for a feminist meeting at @thecooperunion in 1914.
Sophomore electrical engineering student Ariana Freitag and junior civil engineering student Kirsten Ondris explain their group project to design and build a more sustainable apartment. Their goal: create a closed loop system that would reduce resource consumption through efficiently supplying energy, water, and even food in a New York City apartment.
Sign up now for the School of Architecture’s Minimum Mobile Habitat workshop running July 30 - August 20. The workshop explores the spatial interplay of mass and light to build modular, mobile #architecture at human-scale through #digitalfabrication and prototyping. Emphasis is placed on learning through making and students will learn the basics of CNC routing, 3D printing, and different methods of material assembly. No previous experience with digital fabrication is required. Contact SUMMERARCH@COOPER.EDU with "MOBILE ARCH" in subject line for more information or to reserve a spot.