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Zhenru Yan, BFA Fine Arts (Jewelry) ’21, was featured by Arts Thread as part of the Global Design Graduate Show 2021. In a video story and Q&A, Yan discussed her practice, adapting to the pandemic, and her thesis project The Embodied Metropolis which has pieces inspired by architecture and cities: “In order to demonstrate that future architecture can strengthen the connection between humans, I made jewelry that requires two people to wear it at the same time.”

Pascale Sablan, BArch ’06, and Ashely Kuo, BFA Interior Design ’14, are among the “New Legacy Makers” showcased in the most recent issue of architectural magazine PIN-UP.

“Living Just Enough” by Ricardo Palacio, MArch ’21, is designed for students and their families to have access to learn and advocate for their educational rights in New York City. See renderings of the project and read more at @prattsoa.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) interviewed Xarea Lockhart, BFA Fashion Design ’19, about her recent collaboration with Manolo Blahnik to outfit the Brooklyn United Music and Arts marching band and how studying at Pratt influenced her career: “My time at Pratt definitely helped me cultivate that ‘keep going’ attitude where I learned to always be ready to re-plan, redirect and even start over.”

In “Potential Heirlooms” by Quintin Boucher, MID ’21, household appliances are designed to be easily repaired. The thesis project addresses the issue of appliances contributing to electronic waste with a toaster and kettle designed with compatible heating elements that are easily accessible using just a quarter to disassemble them. See more on @PrattIndustrial.


The Magazine of Pratt Institute



Quilian Riano: Question the Status Quo

Quilian Riano, who was recently appointed the new assistant dean within the School of Architecture, contributed to Architect Magazine’s “One Year Later” series reflecting on what has changed over the past months of pandemic and protests.


SEE: Public Art Installations Transform Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue

A story on public art to see this summer on Myrtle Avenue highlighted the “Watching” installation by student Jack Ketteler that covers the utility boxes in Myrtle Avenue Plaza with colorful eyes.


Opinion: NYC’s Next Mayor Needs to Revamp City Planning for Equity

Elena Conte, senior fellow at the Pratt Center for Community Development, co-authored the City Limits op-ed “NYC’s Next Mayor Needs to Revamp City Planning for Equity.

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Mahogany L. Browne Named as Lincoln Center’s First Poet in Residence

Alumna Mahogany L. Browne was named Lincoln Center’s first-ever Poet-in-Residence. Her residency includes curating monthly virtual and in-person events from July to September, with the programming drawing on her extensive experience as a poet and activist.