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Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture

03 October 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Cooper Union, The Great Hall
7 East 7th St
New York

On October 3, a panel of architects, historians, critics, and authors will discuss Diana Agrest’s recent publication Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture.



Drawing inspiration from disciplines ranging from philosophy to the history of science, Agrest uses architecture’s modes of seeing and representational techniques as a means to explore the history of the earth. Transcending disciplinary boundaries of architecture, urbanism, and landscape, the book rigorously and creatively examines natural phenomena through original drawings and models.

Alongside work from Agrest’s advanced research studio at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, the publication features essays by Agrest, as well as contributions by D. Graham Burnett, Peter L. Galison, Caroline A. Jones, and John McPhee.



Panelists: Diana Agrest, Beatriz Colomina, Kurt Forster, Peter L. Galison, Caroline A. Jones, Sylvia Lavin. Moderated by Paul Lewis.