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PBS featured the recent exhibition by Coby Kennedy, BID ’00, at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn that with an eight-by-ten-by-six-foot sculpture replicated the dimensions of a solitary confinement cell on Rikers Island. Kennedy’s installation, which is named for Kalief Browder who died by suicide after three years in the prison including over 700 days in solitary confinement, is now on view in Philadelphia as part of the Monumental Tour, as covered by WHYY.

Students in the Light & Space studio led by Michael Sarno, visiting assistant professor of industrial design, engaged in a cut paper project inspired by the lessons taught by Josef Albers at the Bauhaus to create sculptural forms with light and shadow. See more @PrattIndustrial.

For National Hispanic Heritage Month, @prattinstitutearchives is highlighting Pratt’s Latinx community members, such as alumnus José López Gutierrez whose innovations include the development of plastic material formulations for art.

On Thursday, October 7, Pratt Institute will present Legends 2021. For a second year, Legends raises funds for student scholarships that support diversity. Legends 2021 will celebrate architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and artist, author, and educator Deborah Willis, MFA ’79. The event is virtual and registration is free and open to the public.

President Frances Bronet joined the ArtMovez podcast for a conversation on Pratt’s role as an anchor institution in Brooklyn making a difference in the community, from its ongoing initiatives in the Navy Yard to the 19th-century roots of Saturday Art School, as well as her career and the potential for creativity to change the world. Listen online.


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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.