The Foundations Lab supports exploratory study informed by the natural world and strengthens connections across Pratt Institute through interdisciplinary engagement in the first year and beyond.
- To provide students, faculty, and staff a rich environment for learning, teaching, and research linking art, design, and the natural world.
- To promote partnerships between the Foundation Department and the Institute as a whole.
- To expand, reinforce, and establish meaningful connections with material-rich collections located on Pratt campus and other institutions.
- To attract inquisitive students to Pratt Institute by offering a unique educational experience merging art, design, research, and the natural sciences in the first-year and beyond.
- To offer programming (lectures, workshops, exhibitions) bringing in outside artists, designers, makers, scientists, and scholars to collaborate with Pratt students, faculty, and staff.