Preserving Activism Beyond and Between Pratt’s Gates
HEATHER LEWIS, School of Art
CRISTINA FONTÁNEZ RODRÍGUEZ, PRATT INSTITUTE LIBRARY
REBECCA KRUCOFF, School of Art and School of Architecture
KEENA SUH, SCHOOL OF DESIGN
VICKI WEINER, SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
AMBER COLON, BFA COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN ‘23
ANISHA KAR, MS HISTORIC PRESERVATION ‘21
*Obden Mondesir, Oral History Project Manager, Weeksville Heritage Center: Oral History Instructor and Consultant
The interdisciplinary Preserving Activism project team conducts historical research that seeks to foster public dialogue about social justice activism between and beyond Pratt’s gates. This past year faculty and students worked with the Institute Archivist to examine 20th century activism at Pratt through coursework and the collection of oral histories, texts, and ephemera that will become part of the Archives.
The project’s digital storytelling shares how women and people of color have led the fight against inequality on and off campus. Through public engagement the project has forged connections between Pratt’s Black student activists of the 1970s and those of today.
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