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The Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • In a recent Q&A, Alisa Zamir, professor of graduate communications design, shared advice for students and reflected on her long career in design: “Love what you do. Never say it is good enough. Stay curious, keep experimenting and expand your horizons.” Read more @prattgradcomd.

  • Graduate architecture students Vineeta Mudunuri and Krithi Krishnan created the “House of Species” which proposes a new form of coexistence between nature and humans. See more @PrattSOA.

  • Uzma Z. Rizvi, associate professor of social science and cultural studies, and Murtaza Vali, visiting instructor of social science and cultural studies, co-curated the Pavilion of Saudi Arabia at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale. Called Accommodations, it reflects on the Biennale’s theme of How Will We Live Together? by examining spaces of quarantine.

  • Students in the Emerging Transport Studio led by Chamille Thayer, professor of industrial design, explored issues of transportation in emerging economies, with their projects including bikes for students in Ethiopia and low-cost travel alternatives for Afghanistan. See more @PrattIndustrial.

  • Annabelle Selldorf, BArch ’85, was selected to lead the restoration of London’s National Gallery: “Our work is quietly resonant. It is not an architecture, first and foremost, of a loud bang. I’d rather do less than more.”

  • Anashwara Mandalay, MFA Interior Design ’21, proposed a plan to activate spaces in New York City’s Garment District to foster collaboration and create awareness about the neighborhood’s culture of making. See more @PrattInstitute.

  • UPROSE and its partners, including Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), have been awarded a $600,000 Kresge Foundation, Climate Change, Health and Equity grant. The work will support the implementation of the community’s plan for the green reindustrialization of the Sunset Park waterfront. Read more.

  • The School of Architecture Pi-FAB fabrication shops welcomed their latest addition: a large format pellet extruder robot that offers new possibilities for student model making. See more on @pi_fab.