Skip to content Skip to footer

Model Behavior opens at The Cooper Union

October 4–November 18, 2022

Model Behavior, a group exhibition organized by the Anyone Corporation and hosted by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, examines how architectural models project and elicit social behaviors. It opens on October 4 and runs through November 18, 2022. More than 70 works of art, science, and architecture are on display in the exhibition, including pieces by:

AGENCY Architecture (Eresla Kripa, Stephen Mueller) / Stan Allen Architect / Bair Balliet (Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet) / Besler & Sons (Erin Besler & Ian Besler) / Constantin Boym, Laurene Leon Boym / Caruso St John (Adam Caruso, Peter St John) / Certain Measures (Tobias Nolte, Andrew Witt) / d.esk (David Eskenazi) / Thomas Demand / Eisenman Architects (Peter Eisenman, Sam Anderson) / Olafur Eliasson / Ensamble (Antón García-Abril, Débora Mesa) / Darell Wayne Fields / First Office (Anna Neimark, Andrew Atwood) / Gonzalo Fonseca / Forensic Architecture (Eyal Weizman) / FreelandBuck (Brennan Buck, David Freeland) / HECTOR (Jae Shin, Damon Rich) / Miriam Hillawi Abraham / Höweler + Yoon (Eric Höweler, Meejin Yoon) / J Mayer H (Jürgen Mayer) / Aleksandra Jaeschke / Jones, Partners (Wes Jones) / Keith Krumwiede / Greg Lynn FORM / MALL (Jennifer Bonner) / MOS (Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample) / N H D M (Nahyun Hwang, David Eugin Moon) / Ekow Nimako / Isamu Noguchi / Office Kovacs (Andrew Kovacs) / RUR (Jesse Reiser, Nanako Umemoto) / Ruy Klein (Karel Klein, David Ruy) / NEMESTUDIO (Neyran Turan) / Studio Sean Canty / su11 (Ferda Kolatan) / wa.k studio (Beom Jun Kim) / WOJR (William O’Brien Jr.) / Cameron Wu / Liam Young / Young & Ayata (Michael Young, Kutan Ayata).


Models as Ethical Agents: October 10, 6:30pm, by art historian Annabel J. Wharton, followed by conversation with architectural historian Sylvia Lavin
Great Hall

The Broken World Model of Design: November 8, 6:30pm, by architect Kiel Moe, followed by conversation with design and science theorist Sanford Kwinter
Great Hall


Exhibition design by New Affiliates. Generous support for Model Behavior has been provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown. 

Foundation Building Colonnade
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
United States