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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.
Photos of Aileen Wilson and Jonathan A.Scelsa

Faculty Go Abroad on Fulbright Specialist Awards

Art and Design Education Chair and Professor Aileen Wilson and Associate Professor of Architecture Jonathan A. Scelsa head to the Middle East and Europe for projects this fall.

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The Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • 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.

  • The Architect’s Newspaper featured the reconstruction of Manhattan’s Hudson Street by MNLA, where Adjunct Professor of Undergraduate Architecture Signe Nielsen is founding principal, which expands sidewalks, adds trees and benches, and anticipates climate change: “Hudson Street had all the characteristics to become a place, not just a street.”

  • Students in Adaptations and Alterations of Historic Landmarks led by Kevin Wolfe, visiting assistant professor in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), visited the Roslyn Grist Mill in Roslyn, New York, as part of their exploration of the challenges of changing historic structures in a historic district. Photos from their visit are on the Roslyn Landmark Society site.

  • President Frances Bronet wrote an op-ed for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on how the Pratt community has responded to Hurricane Sandy by preparing for the future: “The next generation of students—supported by each other, their teachers, and mentors—has an incredible opportunity to problem solve with their neighborhoods, form unexpected partnerships across fields, and imagine new and restorative futures.”



Fall 2022


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