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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

Week of February 28, 2022

Graduate architecture students Melissa Chua and Robin Smith designed “Cosmosis” that creates a vibrant community through integrating private and public space. Read more @prattsoa.

Manushi Ashok Jain, MS Urban Design ’17, was included in the 2022 Forbes India 30 Under 30. The list highlighted her co-founding of the Sponge Collaborative planning and design firm that has worked on sustainable integrated housing, mobility, and infrastructure solutions around the world.

Visit @prattphotoleague to see highlights from the ongoing photography senior thesis exhibitions such as Darya Shauchenka’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma exploring American shopping and diet culture as defined by supermarkets.

On the Moth Radio Hour, Munjen Ng, BID ’00, told the story of going to Pratt and finding friendship and a love for design.

The Public Domain Review looked back at the 1905 edition of artist and educator Arthur Wesley Dow’s Composition, an impactful book on arts education that drew on his experiences teaching at Pratt.

Abhishek Tuiwala, MFA Fine Arts (Sculpture) ’21, has a solo show with Chashama in Manhattan that includes sculptures examining the cultural disparities between India and the United States. The Uncomfortable Comfort is on view through March 25.

Graduate communications design student Chenlin Zhang created “Explorer,” an app for children that uses VR technology to explore the universe and its planets. Read more @prattgradcomd.

Regina Gregorio, adjunct associate professor of fashion design, was interviewed for Atmos magazine’s story on “The Case for Natural Dyes.” Gregorio discussed the recently established textile dye garden at Pratt.

Through March 12 at Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin, Alex Schweder, adjunct associate professor of industrial design and interior design, is exhibiting a solo show involving inflatable architecture and sound art. Read more @prattindustrial and explore a 3D tour on the gallery site.

Pierina Sanchez, former visiting assistant professor of architecture and a previous senior fellow for policy at Pratt Center, was included in City & State New York’s 2022 Real Estate Power 100. Sanchez was recently elected to the New York City Council and is chair of the New York City Council Housing and Buildings Committee.

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