New Videos from the Institute for Sustainable Design

June 11, 2012

Cooper Union Stock Photo

The Institute for Sustainable Design has just released videos from a few past events at the Cooper Union.

Watch footage from the Urban Planet event here

from the Professor Peter Nadin lecure here

 

The Institute will continue to upload footage from its events; check out our vimeo page for our latest updates.

 

  • 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.