Daily Hub

A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

Students and faculty are working together to get ready for Foundation Expanded on Myrtle Avenue Plaza, opening on September 24. @PrattFoundation shared their progress on student Shu Cheng Liu’s “Joy” that will be one of the public art installations.

Alanna Fields, MFA Photography ’19, created artwork for “The Dark Underside of Representations of Slavery” in the Atlantic, part of the publication’s “Inheritance” project about American history and Black life. The work is also on view in a presentation by the Atlantic at Photoville, now on view in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Students in the Design for Wellbeing studio led by Karol Murlak, professor of industrial design, explored how to support physical and mental health through products rooted in everyday existence. See examples of their projects @PrattIndustrial.

Brownstoner highlighted the Pratt Institute Archives Negatives Collection which has recently digitized materials taken between 1957 and 1973 on and around campus. A two-year project resulted in thousands of images being newly accessible online.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion published a Latinx and Undocumented Resource Guide with links to resources, articles, books, films, podcasts, and other materials for the Pratt community.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Prevent More Deaths in NYC’s Basement Apartments

Rebekah Morris, senior program manager at the Pratt Center for Community Development, joined the Brian Lehrer Show for a discussion on “How to Prevent More Deaths in NYC’s Basement Apartments.”


Newly Digitized Negatives Give a Glimpse of Mid-Century Life Around Pratt Institute

This Brownstoner piece highlights a two-year project by Pratt’s Special Collections and Archives team which digitized more than 30,000 images taken from 1957 through 1973 by the Photography department revealing images of campus and beyond.

Art meets nature: Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne hails opening of sculpture trail

A large-scale sculpture titled “Dyad” by artist and alumna Martha Walker is featured in the newly opened sculpture trail at North Jersey’s Wayne arboretum.

Fast Company

Serena Williams: ‘I want to see more people in design that look like me’

An article on tennis star Serena Williams’ inclusive design cohort for Nike, which included Design Management alumna Emiko McCoy. McCoy, who worked on performance apparel items in Williams’ new collection, is now a full-time women’s apparel designer at Nike.