Pratt Presents Public Programs

Pratt Presents is a curated series of high-profile public programs and events that showcase the Institute’s expertise and reputation as a distinguished academic institution, as well as a cultural hub. Pratt Presents lectures, conversations, and performances feature distinguished artists, thinkers, and influencers.

By Design Symposium 2017

The DNA of Design

Debbie Millman, brand consultant, educator, artist
Paula Scher, designer, artist, and principal, Pentagram
Arne van Oosterom, founder/partner, DesignThinkers Group & DT Academy
Terry Young, Innovation and Brand Consultant; CEO, Sparks & Honey
Moderated by Marc Rosen

Monday, November 13
The TimesCenter
242 W 41st Street
5:30 to 7 PM, panel discussion
7 to 8 PM, reception

Free and open to the public; reservations required

A brand's DNA is incumbent upon the inherent desire for design to be part of a person ́s genetic blueprint. Today, appreciation for design is not just for the sophisticated few, instead the mantra of stores like Target is “design appreciation for all,” knowing that the design gene is within all of us. This second annual symposium will deal with the crossover of design as a state of mind and a state of fact from every design discipline—Fashion, Interiors, Product, Entertaining, and Transportation. Join our distinguished panel as they explore the DNA of design.


Pratt x New World Symphony present

A unique performance during Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

Thursday, December 7
6:00 PM
followed by a cocktail reception on the Rooftop Garden co-hosted by
Pratt Alumni Miami Network
SunTrust Pavilion, New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
Free and open to the public; reservations required

A new addition to the landscape of Art Basel Miami Beach, the InsideOut project is a partnership between Pratt Institute and New World Symphony (NWS), exploring the creative possibilities that emerge when film/video artists and sound artists/musicians engage deeply with each other. This yearlong collaboration will culminate in a high-profile visual/aural event featuring original video work by select Pratt Film/Video students accompanied by NWS fellows’ sound performed live.

Please note that if a free event is full we will offer standby seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Waiting in standby does not guarantee admission, but we will try to accommodate as many people as space allows.
For more information, please contact The Office of Public Programs at 718.687.5981.

Image (above): Spike Lee during his spring 2014 appearance at Pratt.