10. Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment at Cooper Union

Reconsidering climate change through a manifesto on the environmental imagination, The Cooper Union presents the exhibition, Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment. The exhibition brings together four speculative research projects by Design Earth that visualize climate change on a planetary scale.

Thirty-three large-scale drawings “consider a series of environmental questions and fictional interpretations of their answers from a physical, economical, and representational point of view,” says Rania Ghosn (Architect, Design Earth). This Design Earth project, led by Ghosen and Jazairy, is presented at The Cooper Union for the first time after being on view at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Oslo Architecture Triennial, Sharjah Biennial, and Seoul Biennale.

Questions raised within the exhibition truly run the gamut: from issues regarding energy use to crises in our oceans and topics focused on the geography of the Persian Gulf’s Das Island (extraction), the Strait of Hormuz (transit logistics) and Bubiyan Island (climate change).

The exhibit, Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment is presented in association with Archtober 2017, Architecture and Design Month by The Cooper Union, and will be on view from October 17 through December 2, 2017 at The Cooper Union, Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 2nd Floor at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues. An Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30pm. Free and open to the public.