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Reclaiming Waste for Design Innovation

As the global waste crisis continues to grow every year, so does the urgency to re-examine what goes into the world’s landfills and oceans, and…

Welcoming New Faculty and Administrators

From familiar faces in new roles to those joining the Pratt community for the first time, Pratt Institute is welcoming a number of new administrators…

Pratt Video Playlist

Student-made animations recognizing figures from LGBTQ+ history, a conversation about gentrification in Brooklyn, and interviews with alumni artists on how they have worked through the…

10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Time at Pratt

As a new academic year is underway, it’s time to experiment and learn while engaging in opportunities on campus and beyond. Amidst the excitement of…

Transmissions from the Rise of Global Culture

When Tom Klinkowstein joined Pratt in 1988 as an adjunct professor of graduate communications design, he had spent the previous years experimenting with telecommunications technology…
a group of students poses with President Frances Bronet on the Brooklyn Bridge

Welcome, Students!

Incoming and returning students traveled from across the city and around the world to Pratt Institute’s campus to kick off a dynamic new academic year.…
Three students pose with a large metal sculpture in a lush park.

Lessons from a Creative Summer

Over four weeks this summer, 200 high school students from around the world took college-level courses on the Pratt Institute Brooklyn campus to develop their…

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The Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Pratt + Platinum Guild International announced the 2022 Platinum Design DNA Award winners. They include students Ziqi Xie, Daiwen Wang, and Jiayi Liang who will be working with Krainz Creations to fabricate their designs, which you can see @pratt_institute_jewelry.

  • For a New York Times story on the uncertain future of the queer haven at Riis Beach in Queens, Yael Malka, BFA Photography ’12, took photographs and video, and James Hannaham, professor of writing, contributed an introduction: “When you choose the margin, it is a safe harbor. You called it the People’s Beach, and she became the metaphorical mother of your house.”

  • Bradley Ward, MFA Fine Arts ’19, was featured in Slam magazine. The story highlights how while at Pratt, he was encouraged to make art about his own experiences, leading him to mix imagery from Old Masters with the NBA: “We have long since preserved and revered these images of white bodies, but here we have Black bodies, in real time, doing the same thing.”

  • In its roundup of the “Best Booths At Spring/Break New York 2022,” ARTNews highlighted work by Rebecca Goyette, lecturer in Continuing and Professional Studies, Rebecca Morgan, MFA ’09, and Visiting Assistant Professor Fay Ku.

  • As part of the research group Inclusive Ecologies, Nancy Smith, assistant professor in the School of Information, is exhibiting “Edible New York” in the Tallinn Architecture Biennale. The work is part of the Edible exhibition that explores the reimagining of planetary food systems.

  • Ron Shiffman, professor emeritus in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), joined the Daily Show webcast for a discussion on gentrification in Brooklyn, how it impacts the displacement of people and culture, and how people moving into neighborhoods can contribute to responsible change. Watch the full conversation on YouTube.

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Power of Place

Spring 2022

A Gift to New York When New York Could Use It

Pratt Institute Professor Signe Nielsen, Landscape Architect of Little Island, Joins Fellow Experts in Conversation About Hudson River Park’s Inspired New Addition