Aida Miron

Instructor

Aida Miron is an architect interested in the cross section between architecture, urbanism, art, film, literature, philosophy and ecology. She received a B. Arch from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, a M.Arch with honors from the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Barcelona-UPC and a post-Graduate degree in Urban Studies from the Bauhaus Stiftung in Dessau, Germany. In 2001, she spend a year at The Cooper Union School of Art working on film and video and at NYU studying with Jacques Derrida. She has been an academic critic and guest juror at Columbia University Graduate School of Design and School of Urban Planning, RISD, Parsons, Pratt, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and NYIT; collaborated on the program of Arts Letters and Numbers, directed a workshop and installation at OMI International Arts Center both in upstate NY, co-taught a master program workshop at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark and lectured at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in L.E.S, Aedis Galerie in Berlin, the Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau and the University of Buffalo. Her thesis proposal from the Bauhaus Institute was published in "Refugee Spaces" Transnationale Raum, exhibited at the Bauhaus and at the 4th International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam. She was awarded the Abraham Kazan Award for Urban Design in 2004. Her research on John Hejduk has been published by Speciale Z, Paris, as well as other articles in 1:1, El Token, and Nova Organa.

She has worked for firms in various cities: Pei-Cobb-Freed and Partners in NY, Plot.dk in Copenhagen, SaAS Architects in Barcelona, Guerin Glass Architects in NY,  Craig Nealy Architects in NY-Mumbai; collaborated with Sven Eggers from Buro Schwimmer in Berlin on research projects since 2007, co-founded Casona Garden Design, a research, gardening and landscaping practice in Redland, South Florida in 2008, and co-founded Kora Forms, a research and design space based in the Gowanus Brooklyn. From her studio she collaborates with artists, architects, fabricators, interior and light designers, organizes various community workshops and works along Engineers without Borders on community and infrastructure projects in Latin America. She is the Education Lead for the Yamabal project in El Salvador. 

Aida Miron is currently working on a mapping project of critical and endangered zones in Latin America. Since 2009 she has taught Architectonics at The Cooper Union along David Gersten and Lebbeus Woods. 

 

Projects & Links

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.