"What Makes a House a Home?"

Fri, Feb 3, 5pm - Sat, Feb 11, 2023 12pm

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DIVAS for Social Justice, The Center for NYC Neighborhoods, and The Cooper Union STEM Outreach present The Black Housing Project's "What Makes a House a Home?" exhibition. The multimedia youth-led project introduces youth to the history and process of homeownership. It was designed by recent School of Art graduate Wallace dos Santos A'22 and was inspired by the words and homes of 9-14 year-old students from four schools in Laurelton, Queens and East New York, Brooklyn who are participating in the Black Housing project.

Gallery Hours
February 3, Opening 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                 
February 4, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  
February 8 - 10, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                 
February 11, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Located at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • 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.