Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020

Pratt Daily Hub: A Roundup of Ideas & Projects from around the Institute

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  • The “Being Black Making Art” student panel event hosted by Sarah Kanu, BFA Communications Design (Illustration) ’21, and featuring Pratt students Trasonia Abbott, Tamia Bailey, Denyce Balcacer, Amouri Edwards, Brandon Foushee, Alysia LaFerriere, and Nande Walters is available to watch on Kanu’s Pratt Shows portfolio page. (04/21)

  • Fiona Collins, BFA History of Art and Design ’19, shared her post-graduation journey on the History of Art and Design program site. Collins is now studying Japanese art history at the University of London: “In the year after I graduated from Pratt, I tried to bridge what I had learned from my undergraduate degree with my long-standing interest in the arts of Asia.” (04/21)

  • Jack Ketteler, BFA Communications Design (Illustration) ’23, is the latest student to cover the utility boxes in Myrtle Avenue Plaza with art: “A fun and bold design felt authentic to who I am and what I love to see in my hometown.” The work is part of Foundation Expanded which brings Pratt student art to public spaces (04/21): 

  • Macarena Gómez-Barris, founder and director of the Global South Center, appeared on the final episode of Art+Technology presented by Bloomberg. The series has explored how technology is being involved in creative fields and changing how artists work, with Gómez-Barris joining a discussion on art grappling with the complexities of violence and conflict. (04/20)

  • Pratt alumna and pioneering early 20th-century woman architect Fay Kellogg was recognized with a historical marker unveiled this month in Greenlawn, New York. The marker is outside a residence and former post office that she designed. (04/20)

  • The Fine Arts and Photography MFA Thesis Exhibition 2021 is on view through May 7 in the Pfizer Building as well as online through Pratt Shows, featuring work such as this installation by Stephanie Espinoza, MFA Photography ’21 (04/20): 

  • This Tuesday, April 20, at 11 AM EST, join Pratt Institute Creative Enterprise Leadership for a discussion on the power of experience design in shaping values, desires, and futures around thriving. (04/19)

  • Metropolis magazine featured the portfolio of Fangming Cai, MFA Interior Design ’21, showcasing how she creates projects that center user agency, such as the “Green Memory” children’s library where children can easily reconfigure its furniture and the “B-Side” music company where staff are empowered to personalize their work areas. (04/19)

  • Mark Parsons, founder and executive director of the Consortium for Research & Robotics (CRR), was interviewed on the Kick Ass Movers & Shakers radio program and podcast about his work with CRR and his practice as an artist, entrepreneur, designer, educator, and technologist. Listen to the episode on iHeartRadio. (04/19)

  • Historic preservation students in the Materials Conservation class visited Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn on a beautiful spring day to learn about the preservation and restoration of headstones (04/19): 

Throughout the Institute, students, faculty, and staff are developing new ideas and solutions during this time of hybrid and remote learning. We are working together to support and foster Pratt’s unique creative community across campus and beyond. The Pratt Daily Hub is an ongoing roundup of some of the exciting initiatives, projects, and plans that are coming together in real time.