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Pratt Welcomes New Faculty and Administrators This Fall

A look at Pratt’s new full-time faculty members and academic leaders for 2023-24.

Faculty Receive Fulbright Specialist Awards for Projects Abroad

Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts Analia Segal and Visiting Professor of Art and Design Education Theodora Skipitares head to Madrid and Bethlehem for projects this fall.

10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Time at Pratt

Take advantage of the opportunities in the coming academic year while practicing mindfulness and self-care.

Legends 2023 to Honor Kenneth Cobonpue, Edward Mazria, and Kay WalkingStick

The three creative icons, all Pratt alumni, will be celebrated at the annual benefit for student scholarships that foster diversity.

A Summer of Learning and Creative Exploration

The 2023 recipients of The Black Alumni of Pratt (BAP) PreCollege scholarships discuss how they grew and what they learned in Pratt’s Summer PreCollege program.
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Pratt>Forward Brings Its Artist Mentorship Program to the World Trade Center

The 2024 edition of the Pratt Fine Arts program for emerging artists offers studio space and a month of intensive collaboration in partnership with Silver Art Projects.

A New Academic Year Begins!

Pratt orientation week welcomed students with field trips to world-class cultural destinations, sunrise strolls through Brooklyn, on-campus scavenger hunts, and much more.

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The Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Kenneth Cobonpue, BID ’91, reflects on the state of Filipino craft and design and spotlights up-and-coming designers for Vogue Philippines. “Only on this island can I find the quality of craftsmen and artisans who can transform my dreams into reality,” he says. 

  • Daniel Lopatin, MSLIS ’10, is profiled in the latest issue of The New Yorker, which delves into his “career writing elegiac, otherworldly electronic compositions using computers, synthesizers, and digital scree.” Lopatin says he wanted to become a librarian because “the human instinct to preserve and to document the past while it’s falling to rubble is one of the most romantic things I can possibly think of.”

  • Kellan Cantrell, MS City and Regional Planning ’17, discusses his new role as village planner for Scarsdale, New York, along with how he approaches issues of affordability, sustainability, and zoning in an interview with Scarsdale 10583. “I have never been accused of being artistic but being a Planner is like being a painter, you bring together other professionals into a project in order to paint the overall picture of that project,” he said.

  • Mackie Mallison, BFA Film ’23, has been selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His senior thesis film, Live From the Clouds, is showing at this year’s New York Film Festival and his narrative short, Lunchbox, is next up for the festival circuit in 2024.

  • Billy Cotton, Industrial Design ’10, and Loren Daye, MID ’06, recall film and television apartments that sparked their interest in New York for The New York Times. “This city throws so much visual energy at you on a daily basis, and I love the idea of having just a couple good things you can take with you from place to place,” Cotton said.

  • Dean of the School of Architecture Quilian Riano discusses his goals, inspirations, and views on leadership in an interview with The Architect’s Newspaper. “Leadership becomes easier when there is a grassroots desire for it, which I see right now to tackle rigorously with labor, environmental, and social justice issues,” he said.

  • Sylvia Morse, a program manager for policy at the Pratt Center for Community Development, recently spoke about local efforts to establish community land trusts and affordable housing at a public event hosted by Pratt Institute. “Why is it that the majority of CLTs are still fighting for land even as the city mentions CLTs as an important model in its current housing plan?” Morse asked the audience. “We’re seeing forms of vocal support, but there isn’t a comprehensive approach yet to how the city is looking at building out community land trusts.”



Spring/ Summer 2023

Illuminating a History of Action

An interdisciplinary research initiative brings visibility to the Pratt community’s historical work toward equity, access, and just futures.