Peter Cooper founded the Cooper Union in the belief that education should be "free as air and water." In this spirit of open participation, we are holding free events and classes around the indoor and outdoor spaces of the White Building.
SUNDAY 30th JUNE, 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The White Building, 7 Queens Yard, London E9 5EN
A Call For a New Type of School (Roundtable discussion)
How have digital technologies affected the way in which we produce, utilise and disseminate knowledge? Chaired by Susannah Haslam and Lucy A. Sames, with Martin Dittus (London Hackspace), Lawrence Lek (FCUUK) & Yuri Pattison (Lucky PDF).
Experiments in Household Knowledge: Micro-Digestion
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Showcasing ambitious projects about anaerobic digesters as a source for sustainable energy production and waste management. Followed by a walk around Hackney Wick to explore local initiatives and resources. Hosted by Public Works
Science, Art, and Neuroplasticity (Drawing Class)
4:30 - 5:15 pm
Join the scientist/artist team Neurocomic to explore the relationship between drawing and neuroscience. Gaze at slices of real brain tissue under a microscope and draw a portrait of a neuron stained with the classic 'black reaction'. Lead by Matteo Farinella & Dr. Hana Ros.
3D Scanning & Informal Digital Marketplaces (Live demo)
5:15 - 6:00 pm
Talk and live demonstration about code, emerging 3D technologies and techno-populist, open-source approaches to culture. By Matthew Plummer-Fernandez
Animal Farm: The Musical (Screening)
6:00 - 6:30 pm
Every pig is an artist. No pig flies alone. Teaching others is our greatest work. We can’t do it on our own. An institutional critique through musical theatre. From the Bruce High Quality Foundation.
Old School Projections
6:45 - 7:30 pm
Educational art and science films screened in an analogue format. A journey back to the classrooms of the 1960s and 70s.
Analogue Visual Synthesizers
7:30 - 8:00 pm
Talk and live demonstration about historical intermedia art and the link between electronics, drawing and sound/image generation. With Chris King
Performances: Against Starchitecture, FCUUK & DJ Tesco
8:00 - 9:00pm
A spoken word piece about a new kind of art and architecture by Ben Westley, followed with closing thoughts from Lawrence Lek and a special graduation mix by DJ Tesco.
A Chronicle of Free Cooper Union
Featuring prints, posters, and DIY publications brought to you from the End of Year Show in New York, in a collaborative architectural installation by Free Cooper Union UK.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Get your class portrait taken for to commemorate this alternative summer school. With photographer Andi Schmied.
Canal Boat Classroom
Learn about the stories and histories of London's rivers, canals, and waterways in a floating lecture room. With historian and archaeologist Kevin Flude.
Kayak Libre with Rachel Hill
A temporary experimental infrastructure in the form of a kayak taxi service along the waterways. The fare is a conversation.
Martial Arts for Artists
3:45 - 4:15 pm
A personal lesson in fundamental Wing Chun techniques for internal conflict resolution through awareness, movement and self-discovery. With Lawrence Lek
New Media Protest Art Projections
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Drawn from an open call for artists, architects, filmmakers and technologists: videos, animated GIFs and websites.