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Practice

Practice visits the spaces where Pratt Institute faculty maintain their professional practice, to explore how they are cultivating the deep engagement with their disciplines that infuses their work as educators.

A tabletop with paints of many colors
Sophia Kayafas Finds Flow in a Cloistered Studio

A look inside the Brooklyn painting studio of Pratt foundation instructor Sophia Kayafas.

Collage of artist in brightly lit loft studio
Inside ComD Professor Ari Melenciano’s Research and Design Haven

Prattfolio looks inside the creative laboratory of Pratt communications design professor Ari Melenciano’s home studio in Brooklyn.

Fisheye view of an office
A 360 Tour of Architecture Professor Michele Gorman’s Satellite Studio

Prattfolio looks inside the tactile and digital world of Pratt architecture professor Michele Gorman’s remote studio.

Split picture of a notebook with a pen, candles and jade-colored crystals around; a picture of a framed note
A Visit to Writing Professor Claire Donato’s Creative Sanctuary

Prattfolio looks inside the serene home studio of Pratt writing professor Claire Donato.

Shadow dancer with glowing circle resembling the sun, and dancers with puppet heads
Professor Theodora Skipitares Reimagines a Science Legend’s Story at La MaMa

Prattfolio highlights moments from the stage at La MaMa theater in Manhattan’s East Village, where Professor Theodora Skipitares presented her original production The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker in January and February 2020.

A waterway in industrial Brooklyn with two barges and ducks swimming
From the Site of RETI BlueCity Lab, a Pratt Faculty-Designed Climate-Research Vessel

Prattfolio visits the site of RETI BlueCity Lab, with Gita Nandan, Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, and Zehra Kuz, Adjunct Professor CCE, Undergraduate Architecture, in Red Hook, Brooklyn.