Pratt Presents is a curated series of high-profile public programs and events that showcase the Institute’s expertise and reputation as a distinguished academic institution, as well as a cultural hub. Pratt Presents lectures, conversations, and performances feature distinguished artists, thinkers, and influencers.

Big ideas. Bold thinkers. Brilliant dialogue. Spring 2015.


Pratt Presents Design, Technology, and the Future

With interaction designer Phillip Tiongson, Principal and Creative Director at Potion and Justin Hendrix, Executive Director, NYC Media Lab
Co-presented by NYC Media Lab
Wednesday, April 29, Event at 6:30 PM, pre-event reception at 5:30 PM
Civic Hall, 156 Fifth Avenue
Free and open to the public; reservations are required.

A conversation that navigates the newest intersections between design and technology, exploring the ways in which ideas and innovation are fueling the future. As it continues to evolve, where is technology taking us? What are the emerging trends in digital media and communications? How are designers and artists engaging with technology in unexpected ways? Join NYC Media Lab’s Executive Director Justin Hendrix as he speaks with interaction designer Phillip Tiongson for a conversation about what’s next for design and technology.


Women of Influence in the Business of Style

With Melisa Goldie, chief marketing officer of Calvin Klein, Inc.; Maria Cornejo, founder and creative director for Zero + Maria Cornejo; Tracy Reese, designer and creator of the Tracy Reese label; and moderated by Eric Wilson, Fashion News Director of InStyle  
Friday, May 8, 6 PM
IAC Building, 555 West 18th Street
Free and open to the public; reservations required
Sponsored by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

This moderated panel discussion will feature an exclusive group of top-level female business leaders who are leading change in the fashion industry and profoundly impacting the market. The discussion will explore the qualities that define the past and future generations of female leaders by looking at the unique ways in which these women have created, shaped, and innovated brands with a global reach.


Please note that if a free event is full we will offer standby seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Waiting in standby does not guarantee admission, but we will try to accommodate as many people as space allows.

For more information, please contact The Office of Public Programs at 718.687.5981.