A documentary exploring the Institute's beginnings and significance followed by a discussion
Filmmaker/architect/Cooper Union professor Diana Agrest explores the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies’ fertile beginnings and enduring significance as a locus for the avant-garde. Founded in 1967 with close ties to The Museum of Modern Art, the Institute’s young, little known founders and participants would shape architectural practice and theory for decades, making New York the global center for architectural debate and discourse in the United States. The film features Mark Wigley, Peter Eisenman, Diana Agrest, Charles Gwathmey, Mario Gandelsonas, Richard Meier, Kenneth Frampton, Barbara Jakobson, Frank Gehry, Anthony Vidler, Deborah Berke, Rem Koolhaas, Stan Allen, Suzanne Stephens, Bernard Tschumi, Joan Ockman, among others.
Following the screening, writer/producer/director Agrest will lead a panel discussion featuring prominent members of today’s design community.
Agrest is an internationally renowned architect recognized for her unique and pioneering approach to architecture and urbanism and a full-time professor at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.
The event is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York.
Reception to follow discussion.