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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

Week of January 24, 2022

Check out @prattinstitute for a shelfie of recent Pratt faculty publications, from explorations of architectural history to poetic experiments.

Ian Gregory, MS Museums and Digital Culture ’21, received an honorable mention in the 2021 NYCDH Graduate Student Digital Project Awards for the project “Mental Acuity Bot for the Elderly (MABel).”

Jennifer Wen Ma, MFA Fine Arts ’99, has a large-scale artwork made of cut paper on view in the He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, China, through March. The sculptural black-and-white passageway allows one person to walk through the installation at a time. See more @prattfineart.

A Pratt industrial design student team including Jessica Smith, Charlotte Böhning, and Mary Lempres was a runner-up in the Biodesign Sprint presented by Google with the Biodesign Challenge. Their project, BI/O, uses living microorganisms and stored carbon for compostable external hardware for a Google Nest Mini. The international competition was covered by Metropolis.

Visit @prattindustrial for a few highlights from the first week of the semester care of Assistant Professor Amanda Huynh, including prototyping from cardboard and virtual collaboration.

Students are encouraged to check their emails for the nomination form to submit names for this year’s Distinguished Teachers Award. Every email has a unique link for each student and voting closes on Friday, February 11. If you have not received an email, cannot find yours, or have other questions, reach out to for assistance.

Follow @pratt.itl for regular updates of the innovative projects being made in the Interdisciplinary Technology Lab, such as this small-scale model of Pratt’s historic Engineering Building.

Matthew Leifheit, visiting assistant professor of photography, joined the Magic Hour photography podcast for a conversation about his practice and his upcoming book, To Die Alive, being published by Damiani.

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