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.


Moderated by Ben Greenman

Monday, October 26 at 7:00 PM

An online Pratt Presents event

Free and open to the public; reservations required

Don’t miss the continuation of Pratt Presents popular series with Questlove, in which he engages with artists and visionaries to explore different aspects of creativity and the creative process. Questlove — producer, musician, designer, culinary entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author —  will be joined by multi-talented standup comedian, New York Times best-selling author, actress, and Pratt alumna Phoebe Robinson for a conversation about how creative influencers are negotiating the challenges of quarantine.

Previous events in the Creativity series have featured comedian and social critic Baratunde Thurston, acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and visual artist Hank Willis Thomas. New York Times-bestselling author Ben Greenman is the series moderator.

Pratt Presents is generously supported by The TD Charitable Foundation.

Pratt strives to make all programs, services and activities accessible, and will provide assistance to accommodate any individuals with disabilities. Security personnel, located at booths at 200 Willoughby Avenue and other campus locations, are available for assistance. Additional accessibility resources are available at

Image: (above) Spike Lee during his spring 2014 appearance at Pratt; (below) Laurie Anderson

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