Eva Frederiksen, Assistant Director, Architecture and Design, of the Denmark International Studies (DIS) program will deliver a lecture titled “New Spaces in Scandinavian Architecture” at Higgins Hall auditorium at 61 St. James Place in Brooklyn on Monday, November 9 at 6 p.m. Frederiksen’s talk will be followed by a furniture and textile exhibition opening at 8 p.m. at The Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery located at 200 Willoughby Avenue. The exhibition, which will run through Friday, November 13, will showcase 20 prototypes of student furniture and textile designs produced during Pratt’s Study Abroad program, DIS/Copenhagen in Summer 2009. Both the lecture and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Frederiksen has her own architecture practice, Frederiksen Architects, and has served as project architect for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Royal Danish Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Copenhagen Business School and New Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition to her work at the DIS, Frederkisen has taught at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, and The Danish Design School, Institute for Interior and Furniture Design.
This year, 26 Pratt students participated in the DIS programs in Copenhagen. DIS, which is affiliated with the University of Copenhagen, provides the opportunity to study in one of five seven-week summer programs: architecture and interior design, furniture design, textile design, glass, and jewelry. Students in each discipline enjoyed 10-day study tours in Stockholm and Helsinki, where they visited professional studios related to their field. In addition to doing hands-on work in their studios, students also attended lectures by Danish professors active in their respective fields.
The Furniture Design Program, which is run in collaboration with The Danish Design School (DDS) is one of DIS’s newer offerings, and has attracted a large following among industrial design, interior design, and architecture students. The textile design and glass programs are also administered in partnership with DDS and attract mainly fashion design and fine arts students. The DIS programs draw students from colleges throughout the U.S. and other countries, but Pratt remains an important constituency for their summer semester, accounting for about half the student body.
For directions to the main gallery in the Juliana Curran Terian Design Center, please visit http://www.pratt.edu/about_pratt/visiting_pratt/maps_and_directions/.