An Evening Celebrating Pratt’s Research Recognition Award
September 14, 2023 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Alumni Reading Room, Pratt Institute Library
Brought to you by Pratt’s Academic Senate and Pratt Presents
Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 PM
The Alumni Reading Room, Pratt Institute Library
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Free and open to the public; please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-celebrating-pratts-research-recognition-award-tickets-673979590097
Please join us for a special evening celebrating Pratt’s Research Recognition Award, one of the highest honors of achievement at the Institute. This annual award is given to a faculty member who has had a significant impact on academic research, achieved impressive critical review and reception, and cultivated strong ties to the Pratt Institute community. Travis Holloway, the winner of this year’s RRA, will present on his work and most recent book How to Live at the End of the World, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Pratt’s Academic Senate President Uzma Z. Rizvi and featuring 2022-2023 RRA winners, Jeffrey Hogrefe and Scott Ruff.
Poet and philosopher Travis Holloway earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree as the Goldwater Fellow in Creative Writing at NYU. His unpublished poetry manuscript, It Was Up to Us, was a finalist for two national poetry awards. Holloway came to Pratt in 2014 as a way to think seriously about the relationship between theory and creative practice. He is author of How to Live at the End of the World: Theory, Art, and Politics for the Anthropocene (Stanford, 2022); co-translator of three books by the eminent French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy; and co-author (as “Writers for the 99%”) of Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America (OR Books, 2011).
Jeffrey Hogrefe is Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, co-founder of the Architecture Writing Program and affiliate faculty in the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture at Pratt Institute. His articles have appeared in publications of the Modern Language Association and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, among others. He is the co-editor of In Search of African American Space: Redressing Racism (2020, Lars Müller). Awards include 2020 Research Recognition Award from Pratt Institute, 2021 Social Justice Dean’s Pedagogy Award in the Pratt School of Architecture and 2020 ARCC Book Award by the Architecture Research Centre Consortium.
Scott Ruff is Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute, Visiting Professor of Architecture at Cornell University and the principal of Ruff/Works Studio. His articles have been published in Thresholds and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, among others. With Jeffrey Hogrefe, he is the co-editor of In Search of African American Space: Redressing Racism (2020, Lars Müller). Awards include 2020 Research Recognition Award from Pratt Institute, 2021 Social Justice Dean’s Pedagogy Award in the Pratt School of Architecture and 2020 ARCC Book Award by the Architecture Research Centre Consortium.