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An Evening Celebrating Pratt’s Research Recognition Award
Brought to you by Pratt’s Academic Senate and Pratt Presents
Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 PM
The Alumni Reading Room, Pratt Institute Library
Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Free and open to the public; reservations required.
Please join us for a special evening celebrating Pratt’s Research Recognition Award, one of the highest honors of achievement at the Institute. This annual award is given to a faculty member who has had a significant impact on academic research, achieved impressive critical review and reception, and cultivated strong ties to the Pratt Institute community. Travis Holloway, the winner of this year’s RRA, will present on his work and most recent book How to Live at the End of the World, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Pratt’s Academic Senate President Uzma Z. Rizvi and featuring past RRA winners, Jeffrey Hogrefe and Scott Ruff.
Travis Holloway (he/they) is a philosopher, a poet, an activist, and a translator. He wrote his dissertation in philosophy on a Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship and a DAAD at the Universität Freiburg in Germany, and was a visiting researcher at the Sorbonne and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. Separately, he earned an MFA in poetry as the Goldwater Fellow in Creative Writing at New York University. Holloway came to Pratt in 2014 as a way to think seriously about the relationship between theory and creative practice. He is author of How to Live at the End of the World: Theory, Art, and Politics for the Anthropocene (Stanford, 2022); co-author (as “Writers for the 99%”) of Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America (OR Books, 2011); and co-translator of three books by the French political philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. He is currently working on two subsequent monographs and guest editing a special issue of Philosophy Today on philosophy in a new era of climate change.
Jeffrey Hogrefe is Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, co-founder of the Architecture Writing Program and affiliate faculty in the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture at Pratt Institute. His articles have appeared in publications of the Modern Language Association and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, among others. He is the co-editor of In Search of African American Space Redressing Racism (2020, Lars Müller). Awards include 2020 Research Recognition Award from Pratt Institute, 2021 Social Justice Dean’s Pedagogy Award in the Pratt School of Architecture and 2020 ARCC Book Award by the Architecture Research Centre Consortium.
Scott Ruff is Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute, Visiting Professor of Architecture at Cornell University and the principal of Ruff/Works Studio. His articles have been published in Thresholds and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, among others. With Jeffrey Hogrefe, he is the co-editor of In Search of African American Space Redressing Racism (2020, Lars Müller). Awards include 2020 Research Recognition Award from Pratt Institute, 2021 Social Justice Dean’s Pedagogy Award in the Pratt School of Architecture and 2020 ARCC Book Award by the Architecture Research Centre Consortium.
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