The Touch of Light


Feltman Lecture
Juhani Pallasmaa

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
6:30 p.m.
The Great Hall, The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
1.0 CEUs

Juhani Pallasmaa, architect, professor, and writer, will give The Cooper Union’s annual Feltman lecture on light and lighting design, co-sponsored by the Architectural League.

Pallasmaa, based in Helsinki, has held many positions, including Professor and Dean, Helsinki University of Technology; Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture; and Rector of the Institute of Design, Helsinki. He has held several visiting professorships in the U.S., including at the University of Illinois, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Virginia, and Yale University. He has published 30 books and over 300 essays, including The Embodied Image (2011), The Thinking Hand (2009), Encounters: Architectural Essays (2005), The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema (2001 and 2007), and The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses (1995 and 2005).

Organized by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. Co-sponsored by the Architectural League.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations neither accepted nor needed. For more information, call 212.353.4220.

This lecture is made possible by the Ellen and Sidney Feltman Fund established at The Cooper Union to advance the principles and benefits of lighting design through the exploration of the practical, philosophical, and aesthetic attributes of light and illumination.

Images courtesy of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.