The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
announced upcoming exhibitions, panel discussions, lectures, and symposia, as well as outreach programs and courses, for the Fall 2022 semester. Free and open to the public, these programs and
events advance collective discourse on urgent issues at the intersection of the arts, sciences, civic affairs, and social justice.
Each semester The Cooper Union presents a rich roster of public programs that explore ideas for creating a more just and equitable society, encompassing a wide range of topics that complement Cooper’s three academic pillars of art, architecture, and engineering, as well as broader themes that shape civic life, including urban planning, politics, and environmentalism. These programs, accessible to all, uphold the institution’s legacy as an integral civic resource by responding to current affairs and issues, amplifying historically overlooked voices, and providing testimony and perspective from the field.
The Fall 2022 semester features lectures and discussions with thought leaders and trailblazers, including architect Moshe Safdie; White House photographer for Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama,
Pete Souza; and award-winning journalist Margaret Sullivan, to name a few. Exhibitions showcase student work, shed new light on the history and legacy of the Vkhutemas (“Soviet Bauhaus”), and
explore the role of architectural models in affecting societal change. Alongside public talks and exhibitions, The Cooper Union’s schools and educational outreach programs offer new pathways for
New Yorkers of all backgrounds.