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Take a Ride on the Pratt Transit Art Tour

Make your NYC commute an art crawl with this map of mosaics, glasswork, sculptural installations, and more by Pratt faculty and alumni.
Basketball court from the Learning Scapes case study for PS/MS206 by Pratt students Patrick Suh, Gwen Emery, Pan Niruttisard, Ruiyi Zheng, and Zlatan Wang

Reimagining a School Playground as a Learning Landscape

In the first course organized in the School of Design’s new Co-Design initiative, Pratt students work with NYC schools on collaboratively envisioning outdoor learning environments.
Wheat is one of the crops that would benefit from improved and controlled soil moisture, which is the focus of the “Aqua Sacs for Sustainable Agriculture in a Changing Climate” project (photo by Jan Ulrich via Wikimedia)

Pratt Team Receives NSF Grant to Research Sustainable Agriculture

Their project on ecologically friendly technology for improved irrigation prepares for food access amidst a future of water scarcity and storms.
PS270 students experimenting with natural dyes in Pratt’s Textile Dye Garden (photo by Nur Guzeldere)

Learning with the Colors of the Earth

A Pratt student-led project on natural dyes engaged an elementary school class in creating color and art through plant cultivation and chemistry.
From L to R: Ron Gonen, Mitchell Gold, Juliana Curran Terian, Frances Bronet, Marc Rosen, Caroline Brown, and Al Iannuzzi (photo by Samuel Stuart Hollenshead)

Sixth Annual Design Symposium Examines Sustainable Innovation

The event joined design leaders in a discussion on environmental issues and inaugurated the Marc Rosen Excellence in Sustainable Packaging Scholarship.
Autumn Podcast Roundup

Autumn Podcast Roundup

Members of the Pratt community discuss designing for an equitable world, the materials of art, radical career shifts, and more in these 10 recent podcast episodes.
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.

The Latest

The Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Fashionista’s story “How Fashion Schools Are Teaching the Metaverse” highlighted technology electives at Pratt like AI and interactive installations. Assistant Chair of Fashion Tessa Maffucci told the publication: “We felt it was important to introduce curriculum exploring ethical questions and considerations about how this technology is restructuring the relationship between fashion creation and consumption.”

  • Alumnus Roxy Paine was interviewed by Artforum about his recent work on time, technology, and how we perceive the world: “I want to take what is so instantaneous about machine learning and slow it through making.”

  • Mickalene Thomas, BFA Fine Arts ’00, created the show set for Dior’s haute couture collection presented this month in Paris. Thomas’s portraits of pioneering Black and mixed-race women complemented the fashion inspired by Josephine Baker. The work was covered by Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Wallpaper.

  • Samantha Black, BFA Fashion Design ’05, collaborated on a collection for Target timed with Black History Month. The Sammy B X Target collection was covered by Black Enterprise.

  • Ann Gillen, BFA ’59, was featured in the New York Times for her long career creating public sculpture, including 30 commissions around New York: “You want light that shifts, you want to see how it works with people.”

  • Samantha Kalinowski, BFA Writing ’22, Sav Hampton, BFA Writing ’18, and Alysia Slocum-Laferriere, MFA Writing ’20, recently published micro-essays about music on Wendy’s Subway’s Endless Playlist.

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Dreamscapes

Digital Arts Interactive Arts students create a feast for the senses meshing art and tech