Building a Model of Education | Director David Gersten, Fellow Rikke Jorgensen and Visiting Artist Wes Rozen collaborate in the first year architecture studio at The Cooper Union

In a social-poetic act of architecture, the first year studio at the Cooper Union– co-taught by Director David GerstenFellow Rikke Jorgensen, and Visiting Artist Wes Rozen– constructed a model of The Cooper Union Foundation Building and brought it on a journey through New York, engaging the city in a series of duets, acts of gentle choreography.


“Cooper Union is a model of education and a cultural institution; its structure is substance, memory and language, a physical place and social contract. We entered the city and searched for the tones, gestures and resonances of this great model of education, as we played duets with the people and cultural institutions of the city: from Abraham Lincoln in Union Square to the Flatiron building where Dean Hejduk built the 'Conciliator', all the way up to the New York City Public Library, a sanctuary of knowledge that is FREE.”

-David Gersten