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The Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • The American College Health Foundation (ACHF) Emotional Well-Being survey has been sent to the inboxes of Pratt staff, students, and faculty. The survey invites the Pratt community to share how they are faring so the Institute can better serve their needs. For questions contact The survey closes on Friday, October 29.

  • For a studio led by Alexandra Barker, architecture students Ekta Patel and Katie Gaines designed “Compositional Enfilade,” a project for Brooklyn’s Wallabout Channel inspired by still life artworks and incorporating a range of facilities such as a spa and nightclub within a waste-to-energy plant and recycling center. See more @prattsoa.

  • On Tuesday, October 19, at 6:30 PM EST, Pratt Presents Little Island: An Online Panel Discussion will explore what makes Little Island unique, the collaborative design process that went into its creation, and the role of public green space in general—a conversation at the heart of Pratt’s new Masters in Landscape Architecture program. The panel of experts includes Mat Cash of Heatherwick Studio; Robert Hammond, co-founder and executive director of the High Line; Signe Nielsen of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects and Pratt’s School of Architecture; and Trish Santini, executive director of Little Island. It is moderated by Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times. Register online.

  • This fall, historic preservation students are working with the Alice Austen House Museum on Staten Island. They are exploring key elements of the former home of photographer Alice Austen who challenged social norms and behavior for women, with their work examining the home’s location and community to prepare programmatic and design recommendations. Read more @prattpreservation.

  • This Tuesday at 6 PM EST, Pratt Fashion is welcoming author Fiona Dieffenbacher for a discussion about the new edition of her book Fashion Thinking: Creative Approaches to the Design Process. Dieffenbacher will moderate a panel with designers Haoran Li and Siying Qu, Camila Chiriboga, and Gabi Asfour and Adi Gil. Register here.