Cornell Celebration: Lumen at MoMA PS1

Tubular fabric structures suspended above a courtyard at night

Solar-reactive fibers produce blue and pink lighting for the courtyard at night. photo / Jesse Winter

Join us for the biggest party of summer as Cornell takes over the MoMA PS1 courtyard for an outdoor art and design experience. Enjoy private access to Associate Professor Jenny Sabin's Lumen installation, which the New York Times proclaims as a must-see "cultural highlight" in New York City this summer. Meet other alumni, students, parents, and friends as you enjoy refreshments and music by Cornellian djFRiTZo.

Lumen is an immersive, interactive installation by Jenny Sabin Studio that evolves over the course of the day, with responsive textiles that display subtle color in sunlight and emit glowing light after sundown. Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Associate Professor in the area of design and emerging technologies in the Department of Architecture at AAP. Her work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st-century architectural practice — one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures. She is principal of Jenny Sabin Studio, an experimental architectural design studio based in Philadelphia, and director of the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell AAP, a hybrid research and design unit with specialization in computational design, data visualization, and digital fabrication. Sabin was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2010, and in 2011 was named a United States Artists (USA) Knight Fellow in Architecture and Design, one of 50 artists and designers awarded nationally by USA. She was recently awarded the prestigious Architectural League Prize for Young Architects by the Architectural League of New York.

This event is presented by the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development, Northeast Corridor; and Cornell Student and Young Alumni Programs.