Bernard Khoury, Bernard Khoury/DW5
“Where the Hell Are the Arabs?”
Introduced and moderated by Nicolai Ouroussoff
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Great Hall, The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
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Bernard Khoury will present the work of his firm, founded as an independent practice in 1993. As an architect, Khoury is preoccupied with presentness; he writes about the work of his firm: “I have given up on fantasizing on the future of cities. My work is not about the past and it is certainly not about the future.”
Bernard Khoury studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (B.F.A/B.Arch). He received a Masters in Architectural Studies from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. In 2001, he was awarded by the municipality of Rome the honorable mention of the Borromini prize given to architects under 40 years of age. In 2004, he was awarded the Architecture + Award. In 2008, Khoury was a visiting professor at the Ecole polytechnique Federale de Lausanne; he has lectured and exhibited his work in academic institutions in Europe and the U.S including a solo show of his work given by the International Forum for Contemporary Architecture at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin (2003) and numerous group shows including YOUprison at the Fondazione Sandretto in Turin (2008) and SPACE at the opening show of the MAXXI Museum in Rome (2010).
Nicolai Ouroussoff is a writer and critic, and formerly served as The New York Times architecture critic.
Tickets are free for League members; $15 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org . Member tickets will be held at the check-in desk; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Non-members may purchase tickets here, beginning October 27th.
Co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.
This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.