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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

Week of March 28, 2022

Follow @prattfoundation for ongoing updates from students sharing their favorite work from their Foundation year.

John Monti, professor of fine arts, was interviewed by Tussle Magazine about his sculpture practice and work in education: “Teaching is a dynamic conversation; it’s never static, the sharing of ideas and perspectives impacts positively. Often I will ask myself the same questions in the studio that I am asking of my students.”

An NYC apartment building lights up with connections in alumna Rachel Bavaresco’s short animation “311 (three one one).” A still from the film appears on the cover of the new issue of Prattfolio. Read more @prattinstitute.

Pratt’s 2022 PreCollege summer program will be both in-person on campus and online this year. Registration for high school students is now open, with applications continuing to be accepted while there is space available.

Pratt students helped build a bench that doubles as a pollinator garden outside Apple Art Supplies. Learn more about this ongoing project @leap.prattinstitute.

Sean Kim, MID ’21, was featured in Curbed. He has been designing and 3D printing waving forms out of a corn-based bioplastic for lamps and other objects.

Mary Mattingly, the Pratt Fine Arts 2022 civic engagement fellow, was featured in a T Magazine story on art engaging with climate change, including her new project “Limnal Lacrimosa” in a former Montana brewery where melted snow evokes the accelerating cycles of melt in Glacier National Park.

On Tuesday, April 5, join Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of Grafton Architects, for a reflection on their work and recent and forthcoming projects at the Arnold Syrop, BArch ‘61, and Joanne Syrop Annual Lecture endowed by the Selz Foundation and in partnership with the Institute’s department of Architecture. The virtual event is free and open to the public.

Adrienne Jones, professor of fashion design, was interviewed for an NPR story on the new Ralph Lauren collection inspired by historically Black colleges: “To tie together Black history along with Black fashion history, with a brand that is known for their take on Americana—I think it’s a great step in this complicated, difficult conversation.”

Follow @prattphotoleague for updates from the ongoing photography senior showcases, including Su Ji Lee’s Thing Tectonics, a series of visual queries that examine things we neglect to acknowledge.

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