Pratt Institute will host three thought-provoking panels during NYCxDESIGN. The panels have been coordinated through Pratt Presents, a curated series of high-profile programs and events arranged by the Institute’s new Office of Public Programs and Campus Event Services.

Each of the Pratt Presents lectures will feature experts engaging in a lively discussion focused on some of the boldest ideas and issues in the design industry today. “Pratt Presents” events are free and open to the public, with RSVP to For more information, please visit:

The three programs are:

  • On the Horizon: What’s Emerging in Design & Tech Beyond 3-D Printing and Wearable Devices? With Cliff Kuang, WIRED magazine, and Colin Raney, IDEO Associate Partner and Managing Director of the Boston studio. (May 9; View more information here.)
  • New Models for the Business of Design, Co-presented by DesigNYC. With Wendy Goodman, New York Magazine; David Frisco, Pratt Institute; Tania Garbe, Design with Benefits; and others. (May 10; View more information here.)
  • Designer City: How Innovative Solutions Transform Urban Life, Co-presented by the Museum of Arts and Design. With Julie Lasky, The New York Times; David Burney, Pratt Institute; Christine Gaspar, the Center for Urban Pedagogy; Jason Schupbach, the National Endowment for the Arts; and Wendy E. Brawer, the Green Map System. (May 16; View more information here.)