FOUNDATION EXPANDED OPENING CELEBRATION
Friday Sept 24, 6 - 9pm
Saturday Sept 25, 12 - 3pm
Sunday Sept 26, 12 - 3pm
Please join us on Sept 24 - 26 for the Foundation Expanded Inaugural Opening, a three-day celebration of student-designed projects on Myrtle Avenue Plaza @ Steuben Street. Kick-off event begins on Friday Sept 24 from 6 - 9pm, when all four installations will be live. Visit a Pop-Up! Store with student-designed products, a "Watching" artwork wrapping three mechanical boxes, a giant mulch mural, and a series of time-based projections. Free and open to all.
MAPP supports innovative, collaborative, community-engaged projects in the first-year. In collaboration with the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and Pratt Foundation department, Foundation Expanded: MAPP directly connects Pratt students and faculty to civic engagement through public works and improves the experience of the plaza as a prominent and active public space. As the teaching of art and design in the classroom is different from actualizing art and design in the public realm, we aim to merge first-year studio processes with entrepreneurship and civic engagement. Foundation Expanded: MAPP asks first-year students to consider nuances and specifics of the site, a broader audience and community, and conceptual connections to social and environmental influences. Students explore how their proposals can shape the public plaza, play into everyday life and in doing so, remake our world for the better.