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Pratt students and faculty have developed playing cards to explore a variety of issues.
EBM Business School students at Washington Square Park

Touring NYC: Students from France Improve English through Pratt Program

Students from the EBM Business School in France tour New York City to practice English conversation skills with the Pratt School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
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Artist, Designer, and Educator Lisa Z Morgan Named Chair of Fashion Design

Lisa Z Morgan has been named chair of the Department of Fashion within Pratt Institute’s School of Design. Morgan will be joining Pratt from Rhode…
The 2024 class of Project SEARCH interns at Pratt Institute

Internships Prepare High School Students with Disabilities for the Workforce

New York City students gain real-world experience and skills at Pratt as part of Project SEARCH, an international program that helps prepare individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for success.
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2024 Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellows to Focus on Sustainability and Climate Change

Amira Chowyuk, MS Packaging, Identities, and Systems Design ’26, and Donavon Falls, MLA ’27, have been selected for the third and final year of the…
The Kikkerland Design Challenge exhibit at the 2024 NYCxDESIGN festival

Envisioning a Better Future at 2024 NYCxDESIGN

Pratt students and faculty participated in workshops and talks and displayed their own work during the 2024 NYCxDESIGN festival.
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Educator, Graphic Designer, and Creative Director Meta Newhouse Named Chair of Undergraduate Communications Design

Meta Newhouse has been named chair of Undergraduate Communications Design in the School of Design. Newhouse joins Pratt from Lesley University, in Cambridge, MA, where…

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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Professor of Undergraduate Communications Design Rudy Gutierrez, BFA Communications Design (Illustration) ’79, captured the courtship of Cicadas in his signature illustration style for the New York Times.

  • Adam Friedman​​, chief strategy officer of research and strategic partnerships in the office of the provost, was included in City & State New York’s 2024 Brooklyn Power 100. NYC Comptroller Brad Lander, MS City and Regional Planning ’98 and former director of the Pratt Center for Community Development, was also included in the prestigious list of local changemakers.

  • Monse and Oscar de la Renta co-creative director Laura Kim, BFA Fashion Design ’04, was featured in Vanity Fair. “I wanted to share my passion for cooking through products that people could use in their daily lives,” she says about her new homeware collection for Crate & Barrel. 

  • Afzal Hossain, BArch ’05, is featured in a Queens Chronicle profile, which focuses on his Jackson Heights cafe Espresso 77 and his art practice. “When I painted figuratively, I would finish a painting and be done with it,” he said. “When I paint abstractly, I paint for hours and hours. I keep adding and changing things. It never stops.”

  • Contemporary Istanbul Foundation presents the solo exhibition Mythologiques by Tomokazu Matsuyama, MFA Communications Design ’04, which is running concurrently with the 60th Venice Biennale. “Matsuyama, bridging his heritage between Japan and the USA, distills a bicultural narrative into a vibrant oeuvre that navigates the complexities of a globalized society.”

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Andrew Woolbright was named the recipient of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program’s 2024 Irving Sandler Prize in recognition of “his ongoing contribution to the New York City arts community, both in his artistic practice and generous spirit, as well as an educator, writer, and curator.”

  • Deirdre Lawrence, MSLIS ’79,  was interviewed by Cultured Magazine about print collectors in the digital age. “I have curated several exhibitions that have presented artists’ books,” said Lawrence, “and the public response to each has provided clear evidence that print is alive and well alongside their digital neighbors.”



Spring 2024

The Connections That Shape Us

Pratt alumni on mentors and mentoring, and the advice that’s helped them through.