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Building Bridges at the Seoul Biennale

Two Pratt studios were invited to display their designs for bridges crossing the Han River at the Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism 2023.
From left to right: Marisa Mazria Katz, Gary Hattem, Kay WalkingStick, Frances Bronet, and Kenneth Cobonpue (photo by Andrew Werner)

Legends 2023 Gala Raises Vital Funds for Student Scholarships

The festive evening celebrated Pratt alumni Kenneth Cobonpue, Edward Mazria, and Kay WalkingStick as creative icons.
Gabriella Evergreen, MSLIS ‘24, with “QUILT: Queer Intimacies Located in Thread” at Pratt's InfoShow23; Work-in-progress view of QUILT.

An Interactive Quilt Maps the Queer History of New York

Gabriella Evergreen, MSLIS ’24, embedded NFC technology into a quilted map of New York to tell the queer histories of different neighborhoods.
Prat students participate in a beach clean-up of Coney Island's Creek Park as part of Pratt Earth Action Week.

From Planting Poems to Protecting Watersheds

The fall 2023 Pratt Earth Action Week celebrated ongoing sustainability efforts by students and faculty and showed why Pratt recently earned an AASHE STARS Gold sustainability rating.
A Pratt Pantry member. stocking the Pratt Food Pantry.

Addressing the National Issue of Food Insecurity on Campus

Martha Cedarholm, senior student advocate and care coordinator, discusses the robust network of resources available at Pratt to combat food insecurity.

Fall 2023 Podcast Roundup

Pratt voices discuss the creation of Central Park, the design of an iconic sofa, exploitation in the garment industry, and more in these 10 recent podcast episodes.

A Day Sketching Perennials in The Battery

Second-year students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program are learning how to better factor the form of plants into the design process of complex gardens.

The Latest

  • Kenneth Cobonpue: The design genius puts perspiration over inspiration

    Interview with Industrial Design alumnus, designer, and 2023 Pratt Legends recipient Kenneth Cobonpue. The article highlights the achievements and ongoing work of the renowned Filipino industrial designer and manufacturer emphasizing his continuous dedication to innovation and the evolution of his brand. 

  • Reframing the American Landscape

    Article featuring alumna Kay WalkingStick, an 88-year-old Cherokee painter, and her upcoming exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, highlighting how her education at Pratt Institute, where she earned her M.F.A. in 1975, has influenced her distinctive reinterpretation of American landscapes.

  • Wave of the Future 2023: Pascale Sablan

    The article profiles Pascale Sablan, highlighting her journey from her upbringing in Queens, New York, to her current role as the global president of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and associate principal at Adjaye Associates.

  • Adaptation(s) at The Pratt House on Governor’s Island is a laboratory of future urban living

    Piece highlighting the exhibition “Adaptation(s) at The Pratt House on Governors Island,” which showcases prototypes by Pratt architecture students exploring future urban living in the face of rising sea levels. The exhibition, located on Governors Island, highlights innovative designs for sustainable living, emphasizing the need for creative adaptation to address the challenges posed by climate change.

The Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Martha Molfetas, visiting assistant professor in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, was chosen as New America’s Senior Planetary Politics Fellow for 2024. “New America’s Fellows Program invests in thinkers—journalists, scholars, filmmakers, and public policy analysts—who generate big, bold ideas that have an impact and spark new conversations about the most pressing issues of our day.”

  • Maria Montes Duran, BFA Photography ’25, received the New Generation Prize of the PHMuseum 2023 Women Photographer’s Grant for her photography series ¿Cómo te sientes ahora? “My visual style has been influenced by my Hispanic-American heritage and it is a consistent theme in my photos. I explore this through various methods and connect these disparate parts through one investigation of my culture,” she said of the project, which will be displayed at the Photo Vogue Festival 2023.

  • Cultured Magazine selected Isabelle Brourman, MFA Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing) ’19; Theresa Chromati, BFA Graphic Design ’14; and Emma Stern, BFA ’14, for its 2023 Young Artists List, which recognizes up-and-coming artists to watch. “The makers featured here, all 35 or younger, are a testament to the resourcefulness and optimism required to choose not only the work, but also the life of an artist.”

  • Andreas Palfinger, MArch ’25, discusses his creative interests, career, and views on artificial intelligence in an interview with Visual Atelier. “A.I. definitely created interesting new workflows, positioning human creators as art directors who work with non-human creators,” he said.

  • Creative Bloom profiled Xiangni Song, MFA Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing) ’22, showcasing her work and exploring her transition from illustration to fine arts. “Today, painting, drawing and ceramics are Xiangni’s medium of choice, and her art deals with themes of identity, self-observation and the imagination.”

  • Fernando Ortiz Báez, BA Critical and Visual Studies ’14, was recently recognized by El Diario Nueva York as one of the most influential Latino men in the tristate area for his work in economic development and community engagement in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. “There are beautiful spaces, economic development, employment opportunities, mobilization,” he said. “I think the best way to combat poverty is by giving people economic opportunities.”


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Fall 2023

Passive House, Climate Action

Architecture professor In Cho brings her expertise in energy-efficient design to equip the next generation of architects to address climate change.