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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • A stamp designed by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, MFA Communications Design ’15, will be issued by the US Postal Service in 2022. It honors the late Eugenie Clark, aka the “Shark Lady,” a marine biologist who shared sharks with the world through books, articles, and TV specials.

  • A team including Michael Morris, visiting associate professor of undergraduate architecture, and five architecture students working with members of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+) have been named phase one winners in the Deep Space Food Challenge presented by NASA in coordination with CSA. Their project RADICLE-X employs a passive smart modular growing system to produce nutritious and variable fresh food for deep space missions.

  • Through November 30, Lisa Bateman, adjunct associate professor-CCE of fine arts, is exhibiting “A Very Public Monument” in Manhattan’s Abingdon Square Park. Presented on an untitled sign, it asks visitors to consider the identity of the anonymous white male soldier depicted in a statue. The site-specific audio installation can be accessed in the park or online.

  • “STRATA” by Aishwarya Hoizal, MArch ’21, is an alternative proposal for Pier 76 in Hudson River Park involving aquaculture, hydroponics, and recreational spaces. See more @prattsoa.

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  • The Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI) Center at Pratt is one of the grant recipients for projects along the Hudson River Estuary that will help communities improve recreational access, enhance environmental education, and advance stewardship of natural resources. The funding from New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund supports SAVI’s Estuary Access Project map that will offer up-to-date information encouraging New Yorkers to access and enjoy the Hudson River.

  • Studio projects from Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) students Carlos J. Balza Gerardino, MS Arch ’21, and Humna Naveed, MS Urban Design ‘21, were featured in AIA New York’s Oculus magazine. The work was highlighted in a story on students leading the way in social justice.