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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

Week of June 27, 2022

“Interplay” by Chen Zhong, MFA Interior Design ’22, reimagines an interior as an incubator for spontaneous encounters and unexpected interplay between strangers, seeking to re-establish interpersonal relationships lost during the pandemic. Read more @prattinteriors.

Ekam Singh, MArch ’23, contributed chapters on two queer spaces in New Delhi, India—one a nightclub and the other an elapsed community theater—to the new Queer Spaces: An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories publication by RIBA Books. In conjunction with its publication and Pride Month, Singh spoke at the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

DDA animation students created mini-bios of LGBTQ+ heroes in collaboration with VideoOut’s The Scope. See their work online, including Shane Cagney and Mali Javadi’s animation for Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Fine Arts Jewelry David Butler fabricated a platinum necklace designed by artist Michele Oka Doner for the Queen’s 70th Jubilee. It was part of an exhibition at David Gill Gallery in London.

The Textile Dye Garden on the Brooklyn campus recently hosted a clay resist indigo event, with more programs planned for the coming weeks. Learn more @prattdyegarden.

Jean Shin, adjunct professor-CCE of fine arts, installed a temporary sculptural fountain at Philadelphia’s Cherry Street Pier that uses freshwater mussels to clean the river water. Shin told WHYY: “My fountain at the pier is envisioning an ecosystem that is possible if freshwater mussels could happily cohabitate in the Delaware River.”

The 2022 Pratt in Venice students have been working on etching projects at Scuola Internazionale Grafica. Follow @prattinvenice for ongoing updates from the summer program.

Jin-Young Choi, MFA Fine Arts (Sculpture) ’20, was awarded the Gold prize at the AHL-T&W Foundation Contemporary Visual Art Awards. His work is on view through June 30 in the winners’ exhibition—Brave New World—at the AHL Foundation in Manhattan. The AHL Foundation supports visual artists of Korean ancestry living in the United States.

Harriet Harriss, dean of the School of Architecture, joined the A is for Architecture podcast to discuss her writing, educational practice, and academic advocacy.

Through July 17, Alexander Gray Associates in Germantown, New York, is exhibiting work by Professor of Fine Arts Steve Locke. Homage to the Auction Block revisits the work of Josef A. Albers through the abstracted form of a slave auction block. Read more @prattfineart.

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