Polyglossophilia! Celebrating Pratt Authors

Readings and conversations
Pratt faculty

May 5, 5–9 PM
Alumni Reading Room

Recently published Pratt faculty members read from their work and engaged in conversations regarding their research, theories, and practice. Open to the public.

Public Information Public Education and Space [PIPES]

Two-part forum and lectures
William MacDonald, Aileen Wilson, Buxton Midyette, Wendy Chapman


April 23, 12:30–2 PM
Higgins Hall and Lower Manhattan’s Manhattan Youth Space

Two concentrated discussions will draw professionals from architecture, education, library science, and public policy into provoking debate and influencing future design propo- sitions for NYC schools and libraries. Open to the public.

Imprint Take 2

Inkjet production workshops and talk
John O’Toole, Oranbeg Press

April 15, 9:30 AM–2:30 PM and Thursday, April 16, 1–4:30 PM
(Afternoon talk Thursday, April 16, 12:30–1 PM)
ARC Building, Front Entrance/F-Corridor

Imprint Take 2 consisted of two inkjet print production sessions with students, faculty, staff, and the wider Pratt community. Open to the public.

The Language of Architecture and Trauma

Architecture Writing: Language/Making, a transdisciplinary initiative of the School of Architecture and School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Youmna Chlala, Jeffrey Hogrefe, and presenters

April 11, 2015, 9 AM–6 PM
Higgins Hall Auditorium

Contemporary positions on the language of architecture and trauma were considered by a range of scholars, writers, artists, poets, activists, and architects so as to continue to explore the productive relationship of language and architecture. Open to the public.

Creative Recoding: Big Ideas and Bite-Sized Morsels

Pat Badani

April 3, 2015, 12:30–2 PM
Alumni Reading Room

Using her new media and installation pieces as a case study, Pat Badani unpacked her working methodology in the creation of large, multi-year projects, an approach to creative practice of interest to students in any art discipline. Open to the public.

Interdisciplinary Design Education at Pratt

Conversations and case studies
Pirco Wolfframm, Shannon Bell Price, and presenters

March 26, 2015, 6–9 PM
Alumni Reading Room

Interdisciplinary Design Education at Pratt addressed the current state and future of interdisciplinary design education at Pratt as a founding goal of the newly formed School of Design. Open to the public.

Destroy, She Said

Decay, Dissolution, and the Anticipatory

Readings, performances, and exhibition
Ethan Spigland, Saul Anton, Ira Livingston, Thom Donovan, Melissa Buzzeo, Carl Zimring, May Joseph, Julie Patton, Laura Elrick, and others

March 2015
The Boiler

An exhibition, along with an evening of short readings, performances, demonstrations on the theme of aesthetic, ecological, deliberate, and incidental destruction, decay, and dissolution. Open to the public.

The Art of the Side Hustle

Brynna Tucker

March 12, 2015, 12:30–2 PM
CCPD Classroom, East Building, Room 001 

This discussion centered around makers, creatives, and activists who need a steady income but don’t want to give up on the projects they love.

Situation: Art School

Discussing the Challenges and Opportunities of Educating Artists Today

Luis Camnitzer, Anne Gaines, Katherine Carl, Caroline Woolard, David Ross, Jean Shin, Kit White, and many more
Friday, March 6, 1–6 PM
Engineering, Room 307

A symposium exploring the values that inform the education of artists in a rapidly changing world. More information.

Institute for Responsible Re-Education

Lecture and workshop
Alexander Melamid, Carlos Sandoval de Leon

March 4, 2015, 5–8:30 PM
(Workshop, 5–6:30 PM; Lecture and Q&A, 7–8:30 PM)
Higgins Hall Auditorium, 61 St. James Place, Brooklyn

A lecture by Alexander Melamid on Art Pollution Crisis, Art Recycling, and the dawn of a new art movement of Post-Fecalism. Carlos Sandoval De Leon conducted a plumbing workshop, followed by The Three Step Art Detoxification Session with Phillip Gulley. Hosted by RiDE and Pratt Photography Professor Anna Shteynshleyger. Read more.

Cancelled From Memory

Experimental lecture/performance
Barbara Hammer

February 26, 2015, 6:30 PM
Screening Room, Film/Video Department Building
550 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Drawing on 40 years of practice, avant-garde artist/film- maker Barbara Hammer sought to critically engage and activate the audience in this experimental lecture/performance. Open to the public.

The 100 Days of Spring: Community Building on the Brink

Lecture/conversation and impromptu events
William Greene, Sam Haynor

February 12, 2015, 12:30–1:45 PM
Engineering, Room 307

The founders of the experimental arts and education project The 100 Days of Spring presented on their experience, workshop ideas for future creative spaces, and throw an impromptu arts and education event. Open to the public.

The Artist as Provocateur

Pioneering Performance at Pratt Institute

Ann Messner, Jennifer Miller, Theodora Skipitares, Martha Wilson, and students; curated by Greta Hartenstein, catalog essay by Jonathon Berger

February 2, 2015–March 7, 2015
Opening Reception February 5, 2015, 5–7 PM Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn Campus

An exhibition of work by faculty and students as part of the Art and Design Education Department’s Exhibiting Education Series. Open to the public.

RiDE: Teetering on the Edge of the Void: Practice Across Media

November 19, 2014 • 5 PM • Dekalb Hall, Room 010
Alan Sondheim

Multi-instrumentalist, media theorist, and practitioner—indeed one of the earliest adopters of computational media as a platform for poetic practice—Alan Sondheim, in a lecture/performance.

RiDE: What is the Purpose? Consensus/Agonism in a Collaborative Research-Based Practice

November 13, 2014 • 12:30 PM • Engineering 307

A performance/lecture on the subjects of artistic research and collaboration presented by members of the Camel Collective: Anthony Graves and Carla Herrera-Prats.

Drawing Democracies

Foundation, Fine Arts, Art and Design Education, Fashion, Digital Arts, Film/Video, and Architecture Departments MARP, Art21, Fifty Three
Throughout October 2014 • Events all day Saturday, October 28, 2014 • Along Myrtle Avenue and at Pratt Institute

An interdisciplinary collaborative project aimed at creating and sharing meaningful connections across disciplines as well as the local communities through the shared language of drawing. Open to the public.

Pratt Upload: Meme, You, and Everyone We Follow

Digital Arts, Film/Video, Art History, and Media Studies (Humanities)
October 18, 2014, 10 AM–11 PM • Digital Arts Department, Myrtle Hall

A day-length exploration of contemporary digital culture including panels led by artists in the field, digital arts workshops led by Pratt instructors, a contemporary digital arts exhibition held in the DDA gallery, and a student-curated exhibition.