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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

Week of October 25, 2021

On Monday, November 1, from 5 PM to 7 PM, join Tune in to Vote on the Pratt Brooklyn campus main lawn. The event will include music, button making, and more to encourage the Pratt community to make a voting plan and learn more about important measures on the ballot for November 2.

In an article on Domus, Harriet Harriss, dean of the School of Architecture, and Quilian Riano, assistant dean, discussed the shifts in education over the past months, the potential for technology in learning, and the future of architecture.

In this summer’s Ecosystemic Drawing Interior Options Lab, students created compositions representing ecological environments using digital techniques. See more @prattinteriors.

Dannielle Bowman, visiting assistant professor of photography, recently joined the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University for a discussion of her art. A recording of the talk is available to view online.

Karina Sharif, BFA Fashion Design ’08, was featured in Vice’s i-D magazine as part of the BTF100, a list of Black creatives, artists, and tastemakers making an impact on art and media. The article highlights her artwork that involves wearable paper sculptures, photography, and set design: “I tend to think of Black womxn and our minds, [our] voices, as a map. All we need to do is connect in order to continually see and contribute to the vision.”

The Pratt Center for Community Development announced the 2021-22 Taconic Fellows. This year’s edition of the annual awards supports teams of Pratt faculty, staff, and students working on projects related to public health, from healthy food vending carts to reviving a neglected community garden. See all the fellows here.

The Pratt Textile Dye Garden located on the Brooklyn campus recently harvested fresh indigo leaves for bundle dyeing. The project explores collaboration, sustainability, and experimentation in using natural dyes. See more @prattdyegarden.

Architecture student Venice Patron⁠⁠ designed “Flip Learning,” a junior high school that challenges the idea of conventional classrooms by encouraging at-home learning. See more @prattsoa.

This Tuesday from 3 PM to 8 PM EST, Pratt’s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) program is joining a virtual and in-person event at the Center for Architecture with the AIANY Committee on the Environment, NJIT’s Hillier School of Architecture, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). Wast(ED): Living with Trash will examine how waste is addressed in an urban context. The event includes work from Pratt and NJIT students. See a full schedule of panels and register for the free event online.

Rachel Bavaresco, BFA Digital Arts 2D Animation ’21, won in the Animation category of the 2021 Global Design Graduate Show that featured thousands of students from around the world. Her film 311 is a visual exploration of how intricately and beautifully connected people’s lives are. The animated short is available to watch on Vimeo.

The Pratt Center for Community Development has released New York’s Housing Underground: 13 Years Later, an update to their 2008 analysis that found over 100,000 “informal” basement, cellar, and other unaccounted-for units across New York City. The report can be explored online.

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