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Monday, April 15, 2024

In Partnership: Supporting Informal Settlement Upgrading from Within

This April, the Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities welcomes Joseph Kimani, Executive Director of Slum Dwellers International–Kenya, to campus to share conversation and learning as both organizations seek to support informal settlement residents in their efforts to achieve increased housing security and equitable access to urban services.


Friday, April 12, 2024

Architectural Art Installation Takes Center Stage at Coachella

Architecture faculty Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic of HANNAH designed and built Monarchs: A House in Six Parts, a towering, 3D-printed, robotically fabricated architectural art installation for this year's music festival in the California desert. A circular assembly of six towers ranging from 32 to 72 feet in height, their installation creates a temporary gathering space for around 500K festivalgoers and anticipates an afterlife as components for a private residence.


Thursday, April 11, 2024

AI-Powered "Sonar" on Smartglasses Tracks Gaze and Facial Expressions 

François Guimbretière, professor of information science in Cornell Bowers CIS and faculty in the multicollege Department of Design Tech, coauthored research on two technologies — GazeTrak and EyeEcho — covered by the Cornell Chronicle.


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Community-Engaged Research Gets Boost from New Grants

Architecture Lecturer Hanna Tulis is part of a team that received funding from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement to support undergraduate participation in faculty- and staff-led research. Their project includes the design of a new facility and community garden for the Enfield Food Distribution Center, the Cornell Chronicle reports.


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Film Set in Schwartz Center: A Pop-up Laboratory for Building Worlds

Sid Martis (B.Arch. '25) shares thoughts about learning valuable skills in Assistant Professor of Performing and Media Arts Jason Simms's production design course by painting and dressing the film set for a short film titled "Remembering Colin Stall," emphasizing the actualization process in creating occupiable spaces.


Monday, April 1, 2024

Democracy Problems: Jae Shin and Damon Rich on HECTOR's Design Practice

Visiting AAP NYC architecture faculty Shin and Rich of the Newark, New Jersey-based firm HECTOR share thoughts on democratizing urban design and how they have learned from the US tradition of popular education.


Monday, April 1, 2024

AAP Announces New Annual Strauch Early Career Fellow Appointment

Thanks to the generosity of decades-long alumni supporters Hans (B.Arch. '80) and Roger Strauch ('78), the college continues to increase the accessibility of academic careers to emerging scholars and practitioners in the disciplines of architecture, art, and planning.


Friday, March 29, 2024

Admitted Class of 2028 Personifies Cornell's Founding Principles

The 5,139 admitted students will bring with them a variety of lived experiences that will enrich the vitality and innovation of Cornell’s intellectual community, the Cornell Chronicle reports.


Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Peek Inside the Galleries at AAP's Freedom of Expression Show

Cornellians highlights the thought-provoking works that have been on display in AAP's galleries during the month of March for the Cornell Council for the Arts' exhibition.


Monday, March 25, 2024

Announcing: Playing Place — Board Games, Popular Culture, Space edited by Chad Randl and D. Medina Lasansky

A love of board games combined with an interest in exploring their larger cultural implications inspired this collection of insightful essays by contributors drawn from across Cornell's campus, alumni, and beyond.


Monday, March 18, 2024

Architecture Students Set to Spread Wings on Dragon Day

The Cornell Chronicle previews the annual Dragon Day parade, which this year is expected to feature a grunge-inspired dragon designed by first-year architecture students.


Friday, March 15, 2024

Announcing: Art and Architecture of Migration and Discrimination by Esra Akcan and Iftikhar Dadi

Following their co-taught Mellon seminar, Cornell faculty Akcan and Dadi announce the release of their edited volume of essays on the art and architecture of partitions, migrations, arrivals, experiences, and global conditions from the 20th century to the present.


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Art Exhibition Explores Freedom of Expression Theme

In support of the Freedom of Expression Theme Year, the Cornell Council for the Arts curated an exhibition showcasing works by students, faculty, and alumni artists and collaborators from across the university.


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Catherine Haggarty: Light from Within

This semester's Teiger Mentor in the Arts discusses her attraction to sketching, airbrush guns, and mentorship before her artist talk on March 14.


Thursday, February 22, 2024

The Art of Seeing

Learn more about the work and career of award-winning artist Ellen Buselli (B.F.A. '74) in the AAP Alumni Archive.


Monday, February 19, 2024

Mabel O. Wilson: Absence, Presence, and the Incomplete Archive

A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell Mabel O. Wilson shares insights into her new and recent work with Associate Professor of Architecture Sean Anderson in advance of her weeklong visit to campus this spring and keynote lecture on March 7.


Monday, February 19, 2024

Art Exhibition to Explore Freedom of Expression Theme

The Cornell Chronicle previews the March exhibition at AAP which will showcase 15 projects in dialogue with the universitywide theme year created by more than 20 student, faculty, and alumni artists and collaborators across the university. Media range from video, drawing, and painting to fabric, 3D-printed objects, music, and performance.


Friday, February 16, 2024

Glenn Ligon: Material to be Played With

In a wide-ranging discussion that covered career building, race, politics, and how emerging artists are approaching the art world, Art Professor and Department Chair Paul Ramírez Jonas spoke with Glenn Ligon in advance of Ligon's talk at AAP on March 5.


Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Baker Program in Real Estate Announces Updates

An SC Johnson College BusinessFeed post reports that the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate's two-year Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate degree has received STEM designation and, beginning later this spring, the department expects to begin offering a +1 option enabling Cornell undergrads to complete the M.P.S. RE by adding just one year of study.


Monday, February 12, 2024

Reshaping Steel and Public Perception

Learn more about the work and career of Mark Gibian (B.F.A./B.A. '79) in the AAP Alumni Archive.


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