Installation view, Albers, Lustig Cohen, Tissi, 1958-2018, photo by Jason Mandella Photography
Installation view, Albers, Lustig Cohen, Tissi, 1958-2018, photo by Jason Mandella Photography

The goals of Pratt Manhattan Gallery are to present significant innovative and intellectually challenging work in the fields of art, architecture, fashion, and design from around the world and to provide a range of educational initiatives to help viewers relate contemporary art to their lives in a meaningful way. 

144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10011 

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Monday–Saturday 11–6, Thursday until 8
Closed on federal holidays and between exhibitions

The Pratt Manhattan Gallery is closed on Sundays and the following building holidays in 2018:
January 15 (Martin Luther King)
May 28 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independence Day)
September 3 (Labor Day)
October 8 (Columbus Day)
November 22–25 (Thanksgiving)
December 21, 2018–January 1, 2019 (Winter Break)

Admission is free.

Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural

December 7, 2018–Feb 7, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday Dec 6, 6–8 PM

Panel Discussion 
Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape and the Post-Natural
Saturday, January 26, 2019
5:30 PM
Pratt Manhattan, Room 213 (adjacent to the gallery)


Cathryn Dwyre, Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute and principal of pneumastudio
Chris Perry, Associate Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and principal of pneumastudio
David Salomon, Assistant Professor at Ithaca College
Kathy Velikov, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan and principal of RVTR

This exhibition assembles over forty contemporary architects, artists, and landscape architects whose work challenges the division between the built and the natural environment. In the Anthropocene epoch, humans have been fundamentally displaced from a place of privilege, philosophically as well as experientially. Western civilization’s traditional distinctions between nature and culture have eroded. Ambiguous Territory asks, can art and design avail new ways to approach contemporary challenges regarding the environment? What new worlds, and what new concepts of nature and culture can art and design reveal that other modes of inquiry and knowledge cannot?


Ellie Abrons, Paula Gaetano Adi & Gustavo Crembil, amid.cero9, Amy Balkin, Philip Beesley, Ursula Biemann, The Bittertang Farm, Edward Burtynsky, Bradley Cantrell, Brian Davis, Design Earth, Mark Dion, Lindsey french, Formlessfinder, Adam Fure, Future Cities Lab, Michael Geffel, Geoarchitecture @ Westminster, Geofutures @ Rensselaer Architecture, Harrison Atelier, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, Lisa Hirmer, Lydia Kallipoliti & Andreas Theodoridis, Perry Kulper, Sean Lally, Landing Studio, Lateral Office & LCLA, LiquidFactory, Meredith Miller & Thom Moran, NaJa & deOstos, NEMESTUDIO, Mark Nystrom, Office for Political Innovation, OMG, The Open Workshop, pneumastudio, Rachele Riley, Alexander Robinson, RVTR, Smout Allen, smudge studio, Neil Spiller, Terreform ONE, Unknown Fields, and Marina Zurkow.

Ambiguous Territory was organized by the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan

Ambiguous Territory

Image Credit: pneumastudio, Terra Sigillata, 2017. Collage by Cathryn Dwyre. Courtesy of pneumastudio.