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Getting Ready for the Rising Tide

The Rockaways, a coastal community in Queens, New York City, stands on the front lines of climate change. As tides rise, underserved and geographically vulnerable…

Investigating a New Approach to Teaching and Learning

Pratt faculty research transdisciplinary approaches to STEM teaching and learning through a project funded by the National Science Foundation.
L-R: Sarah Lewis, John Pai, Doris Magsaysay Ho

Commencement 2024 to Be Held on May 15 at Radio City Music Hall

Honorary degrees will be awarded to art and cultural historian Sarah Lewis, who will also deliver the Commencement address, CEO of Magsaysay Transport and Logistics Group and Pratt Institute alumna Doris Magsaysay Ho, and sculptor, Pratt Institute professor emeritus, and alumnus John Pai.
Pratt Institute students sitting together on campus.

Pratt Institute Ranked Sixth in World’s Top Art & Design Universities

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 also place Pratt in the top five universities for art and design in the United States.
The 2024 Pratt Research Open House at the Research Yard in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (photo by Tejas Setlur, BFA Film '26)

Research Open House 2024 Awards Recognize Projects Advancing Sustainable Materials, Technologies, and Data Literacy

Research Open House invited the public to explore groundbreaking research from across the Institute working to make a difference locally and around the world.
Stephanie Cook (photo courtesy of Syracuse University)

Stephanie Cook Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Cook brings more than two decades of fundraising experience spanning arts, culture, and higher education to the role at Pratt Institute, which she assumes on April 29, 2024.
Pratt Shows 2024

Pratt Shows in Full Swing with Monday Openings on Campus & More

Explore free public exhibitions and presentations by Pratt Institute’s graduating class this spring at Pratt Shows 2024.

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The Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Hyperallergic featured Swoon (Caledonia Curry, BFA Fine Arts ’02) as a highlight in their coverage of Dumbo Open Studios, organized by Art in Dumbo. “Dozens of artists and project spaces opened their doors across six stories of the multi-use building, inviting the public into a whirlwind of contemporary creative output through both polished presentations and behind-the-scenes views.”

  • Based on data from the 2022 SNAAP (Strategic National Arts Alumni Project) Survey on arts and design graduates and their careers, a recent SNAAP special report focusing on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic notes that 81% of arts and design graduates in the creative workforce who responded to the survey maintained the same kind of work in fall 2022 as they were doing before the onset of the pandemic. Pratt Institute participated as an institutional sponsor of the 2022 SNAAP Survey.

  • Interim Executive Director of Bronx River Alliance Elena Conte, MS City and Regional Planning 14, was interviewed by Gothamist about the cleanup efforts following Con Edison’s recent oil spill in the Bronx River. “‘The information to the public was not as quick or as clear as we would have liked,’ Conte said, adding the public wasn’t notified about the spill until her organization shared the news days afterwards.”

  • Parker Ewen, BFA Fine Arts ’24, was selected for the Byrdcliffe Artist Residency in Upstate New York this summer. Ewen’s large-scale oil paintings deal with “themes of isolation and abandonment in relationships, often focusing on self-portraits and dogs as symbols of interpersonal and domestic dynamics.”

  • Jo Livingstone, visiting assistant professor of graduate communications design, speaks with Merve Emre on The Critic and Her Publics, a limited series from the New York Review of Books and Literary Hub, about Old English, anachronism, and writing criticism. “It’s very monastic,” she says. “It’s all about being alone but still reaching out to find the other people through the cave.”

  • Mickalene Thomas, BFA Fine Arts ’00, was honored at The New Museum’s 2024 Spring Gala, and will receive the Vanguard Award at the upcoming Los Angeles LGBT Center Gala. “My art has always been about more than pretty pictures,” she said. “Seeing the deep dark complexities of Blackness, of the Black body and its loveliness, is what pushes me forward to making what I make. It’s about creating a language that resonates and that challenges societal norms.”

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Pratt>Forward Coordinator Yasmeen Abdallah, MFA Fine Arts ’15, was interviewed in Shoutout LA. “I am interested in ephemera, aftermaths, and the stories told and secrets kept by imprints and objects that speak to our contemporary culture,” she said.


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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.