Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020

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

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  • The inaugural fellows for the New Voices in Architectural Journalism initiative launched by the Architect’s Newspaper in partnership with the Pratt School of Architecture have been announced. Monty Rush, Ekam Singh, and Catherine Chattergoon will be joining the mentor-based journalism program for undergraduate and graduate Pratt architecture students in the 2021-22 academic year. (06/23)

  • The Material Lab at Pratt recently acquired SCOBY leather from multimedia artist Madison Wilds Burger, BFA Photography ’20. The materials are lab-grown from bacteria cellulose cultivated from kombucha (06/23):

  • Incoming writing student Lily Burgess and a Pratt print sale held near campus were included in the New York Times Magazine feature “NYC Wakes Up” on how the city has reopened with increased vaccination. (06/22)

  • Elise Kaufman, adjunct associate professor of foundation, was profiled in a Provincetown Independent story on her mixed media work that involves photography, printmaking, drawing, and collage: “So much of what I think about is light and trying to capture its relationship to remembrance.” (06/22)

  • Former Pratt creative writing student Lisa Hagen was recognized with a 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting for a story on National Public Radio (NPR) about gun rights activists. The series, No Compromise, is available online.  (06/21)

  • This past semester, archivists-in-training from the School of Information worked to make accessible several feet of unprocessed materials from the Pratt Institute Archives, ranging from Pratt Center community projects to The Black Alumni of Pratt galas (06/21):

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.