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Pratt’s location in Brooklyn, and New York City at large, sits at the heart of creative explosion—and Pratt people are part of the fabric of this place. This special issue of Prattfolio, the magazine of Pratt Institute, is a tribute to the ways we engage with our city in our work, create communities here, and dwell in its magic.

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Community members of all ages dance with hands raised on one of Weeksville Heritage Center's lawns

Activating an Archive of Black Life in Brooklyn

On a bike path in downtown Brooklyn, a half-hour walk from Pratt Institute and just off a nexus of streets that converge at the Barclays…
The undulating form of Little Island viewed from the Esplanade

A Gift to New York When New York Could Use It

Outdoor space has been central to the vitality of New York City through these past two challenging years, from car-free streets to parklets to swaths…
A photograph of a sculptor in his studio surrounded by artwork. He's working on a sculpture.

Local Network

I’ve lived in Brooklyn for going on 22 years now, but I’m still surprised to discover the connections this community harbors, and how often those…
President Frances Bronet and numerous students descend the Brooklyn Bridge entering Brooklyn in early morning

Letter from the President

Back in August, to celebrate the start of this academic year and a return, for many of us, to campus, I joined Pratt students on…

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Prattfolio, the magazine of Pratt Institute, is published by Pratt Communications and Marketing.