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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Pratt + Platinum Guild International announced the 2022 Platinum Design DNA Award winners. They include students Ziqi Xie, Daiwen Wang, and Jiayi Liang who will be working with Krainz Creations to fabricate their designs, which you can see @pratt_institute_jewelry.

  • For a New York Times story on the uncertain future of the queer haven at Riis Beach in Queens, Yael Malka, BFA Photography ’12, took photographs and video, and James Hannaham, professor of writing, contributed an introduction: “When you choose the margin, it is a safe harbor. You called it the People’s Beach, and she became the metaphorical mother of your house.”

  • Bradley Ward, MFA Fine Arts ’19, was featured in Slam magazine. The story highlights how while at Pratt, he was encouraged to make art about his own experiences, leading him to mix imagery from Old Masters with the NBA: “We have long since preserved and revered these images of white bodies, but here we have Black bodies, in real time, doing the same thing.”

  • As part of the research group Inclusive Ecologies, Nancy Smith, assistant professor in the School of Information, is exhibiting “Edible New York” in the Tallinn Architecture Biennale. The work is part of the Edible exhibition that explores the reimagining of planetary food systems.

  • In its roundup of the “Best Booths At Spring/Break New York 2022,” ARTNews highlighted work by Rebecca Goyette, lecturer in Continuing and Professional Studies, Rebecca Morgan, MFA ’09, and Visiting Assistant Professor Fay Ku.

  • Ron Shiffman, professor emeritus in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), joined the Daily Show webcast for a discussion on gentrification in Brooklyn, how it impacts the displacement of people and culture, and how people moving into neighborhoods can contribute to responsible change. Watch the full conversation on YouTube.

  • A new digital exhibition celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Pratt Libraries building on the Brooklyn campus which opened in 1896. It was designed by William B. Tubby with interiors by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company.

  • Last Seen by Nathan Ginter,  BFA Film ’23, is screening at the New York Indie Shorts Awards happening September 8-10 at Cinépolis Chelsea in Manhattan.