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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

Anashwara Mandalay, MFA Interior Design ’21, proposed a plan to activate spaces in New York City’s Garment District to foster collaboration and create awareness about the neighborhood’s culture of making. See more @PrattInstitute.

UPROSE and its partners, including Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), have been awarded a $600,000 Kresge Foundation, Climate Change, Health and Equity grant. The work will support the implementation of the community’s plan for the green reindustrialization of the Sunset Park waterfront. Read more.

Kayla Newnam, BFA Fine Arts (Painting) ’15, was featured by the Phoenix Independent for her project to paint a mural in all 50 states, beginning with her home state Arizona: “I just kicked off the project at Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix and will be moving onto Colorado and Utah next. The goal for the project is to connect with different communities in a creative way.”

The School of Architecture Pi-FAB fabrication shops welcomed their latest addition: a large format pellet extruder robot that offers new possibilities for student model making. See more on @pi_fab.

The story “How Pratt Students Met the Pandemic With Creativity and Reshaped Their Practices for the Future” was included in the Coronavirus Pandemic Creative Responses Archive organized by Cultural Programs of the National Academy Sciences. The archive is chronicling how creativity has flourished in a time that has demanded innovation.


The Magazine of Pratt Institute



Quilian Riano: Question the Status Quo

Quilian Riano, who was recently appointed the new assistant dean within the School of Architecture, contributed to Architect Magazine’s “One Year Later” series reflecting on what has changed over the past months of pandemic and protests.


SEE: Public Art Installations Transform Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue

A story on public art to see this summer on Myrtle Avenue highlighted the “Watching” installation by student Jack Ketteler that covers the utility boxes in Myrtle Avenue Plaza with colorful eyes.


Opinion: NYC’s Next Mayor Needs to Revamp City Planning for Equity

Elena Conte, senior fellow at the Pratt Center for Community Development, co-authored the City Limits op-ed “NYC’s Next Mayor Needs to Revamp City Planning for Equity.

Black News Channel

Mahogany L. Browne Named as Lincoln Center’s First Poet in Residence

Alumna Mahogany L. Browne was named Lincoln Center’s first-ever Poet-in-Residence. Her residency includes curating monthly virtual and in-person events from July to September, with the programming drawing on her extensive experience as a poet and activist.