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Autumn Podcast Roundup

In this roundup of 10 recent podcast episodes featuring members of the Pratt community, including faculty and alumni, learn about the complex histories of art…
Back row (L-R): Janet Froelich, Arem Duplessis, Gary Hattem, Mickalene Thomas, Cynthia Davidson; front row (L-R): Frances Bronet and Thelma Golden (photo by Yvonne Tnt/BFA.com)

Legends Gala Raises Vital Funds for Student Scholarships

Held in a historic bank in Brooklyn, the celebratory evening honored Arem Duplessis, Phyllis Lambert, and Mickalene Thomas as creative icons.

A Mobile Kitchen Creates Connection through Food

The Pratt Social Practice Kitchen has been used for biomaterial research, natural textile dyeing, and sharing meals since it debuted in 2020.

Forging Community through Mentorship

The second edition of Pratt>FORWARD invited 10 emerging artists to Newlab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for a month of mentorship, professional development, and creative exchange.

Shaping a Positive Future for NYC

Alumni are drawing on their learning at Pratt to help create a more equitable and sustainable city.
headshot of Gary Hattem, wearing white shirt, in front of glass window with words and text

Gary Hattem Announced as New Chair of Pratt’s Board of Trustees

Hattem was elected as the new Board of Trustees Chair on October 13, 2022, succeeding Bruce J. Gitlin, who has stepped down after serving in the role since 2012.
Images from RAMP’s ongoing work in New York City’s Jamaica Bay, the Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity (RISE) and of Jamaica Bay.

In Sandy’s Wake, a New Resilience for the Future

The Recover, Adapt, Mitigate, and Plan (RAMP) platform has led the way in responding to the climate crisis with community leadership in the decade after Superstorm Sandy.

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The Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Mark Winston Griffith, visiting assistant professor in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), is one of five New Yorkers to receive the 2022 David Prize which supports individuals who are making the city a better place. His work is focused on “redefining and revoicing New York City’s public narratives.”

  • Design Management and Arts and Cultural Management Chair Mary McBride was featured in an episode of Stardust Life-Centered Design’s *details speaker series highlighting design, business, and innovation leaders. Stardust was founded by design management alumna Giselle Carr.

  • President Frances Bronet was appointed to the Future of Workers Task Force established this August by the NYC Mayor’s Office. The task force includes leaders from the city’s private, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors who are focusing on rebooting the city’s approach to talent and workforce development.

  • WWD featured the 30 Years of TenThousandThings retrospective of the jewelry designs of Ron Anderson and David Rees that is on view in the Pratt Institute Library on the Brooklyn campus through November 30.

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