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Foundation Expanded Opening Celebration

April 19, 2024 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Myrtle Avenue Plaza

image of parking lot festival, people standing in foreground, booths in background

Join us on Myrtle Avenue Plaza for a showcase of installations and performances by Pratt students. Visit a Pop-Up! Store with student-designed products, an “Oz” artwork wrapping three mechanical boxes, a series of time-based projections, a first-year fashion show, a first-year film screening, and a performance by Aura Dance Crew

Foundation Expanded is free and open to all. 


Schedule of Events

5-5:30 Pop-Up, Products, Windows and Vinyl wraps; introductions and schedule of events
5:30- 6pm Fashion Show
6-6:30pm Aura Dance Crew
6:30-7:30pm FVID Screening and Q+A (RSVP here)


Foundation Expanded: Myrtle Avenue Public Projects supports innovative, collaborative, community-engaged projects in the first year. In collaboration with the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and Pratt Foundation department, Foundation Expanded directly connects Pratt students and faculty to civic engagement through public works and improves the experience of the plaza as a prominent and active public space.

As the teaching of art and design in the classroom is different from actualizing art and design in the public realm, we aim to merge first-year studio processes with entrepreneurship and civic engagement. Foundation Expanded asks first-year students to consider nuances and specifics of the site, a broader audience and community, and conceptual connections to social and environmental influences. Students explore how their proposals can shape the public plaza, play into everyday life, and in doing so, remake our world for the better.