MetroWay: Bringing Cradle to Cradle to NYC

MetroWay is a Cradle to Cradle alternative to the current MTA card system, designed by Cody Miller, Daniel Penge, Carla Ramirez, Rebecca Travis, and Bryan Wong. The project received honorable mention in The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge in partnership with Autodesk. The Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute looks to place materials into endless, closed-loop cycles. These cycles […]

Asli Ozcivelek – Continuing Sustainability

Pratt Institute, Industrial Design graduate Asli Ozcivelek continues to apply her smart and environmentally conscious design thinking into her life after Pratt. As a professional designer, she thinks that the definition of sustainable design is changing and evolving. Sustainability is no longer about just applying biodegradable or recyclable materials onto the products that we design, that […]

The Malinalco Project

In May of this year, 12 Master of Industrial Design (MID) candidates from the Pratt Institute led by Professor Rebecca Welz, had the opportunity to spend two weeks in the town of Malinalco, Mexico, where they collaborated with 13 local artisans to design and fabricate their projects. Each artisan/student pair spent full working days brainstorming, […]

Sustainability for the Contemporary Nomad Thesis

Molly Sherman is a student in Deborah Schneiderman’s Graduate Thesis class. As it stands now, the prospects for migrants are bleak. The poverty rate among farm workers is two times that of other occupations and the average farm worker only has a 7th grade education. Additionally, 80% of workers are foreign-born, 53% are undocumented and […]

Bodegomatic Thesis

Kyung Cha is an interior design student in Deborah Schneiderman’s Graduate Thesis class. Our society is in the midst of a paradigm shift in which environmental and economic criteria are being reappraised. Issues such as climate protection and conservation of resources have resulted in a change in the image of our built environment. Interior design, […]

Sustainability in Student Work – Fall 2013

Here are some sustainability-conscious projects students at Pratt created this past fall semester. Click the links to learn more about each project. Pipeline and Deforestation Photomontages by Mary Katrina Dunford and Ian Griffin Seamless Handrail by Marland Backus Morphish: Fish Biology and Evolution by Sam Bruckman MID Thesis: Circumstancia by Asli Ozcivelek (Pictured above.) Bodegomatic […]

Seamless Handrail

Marland Backus is an industrial design junior in Jeanne Pfordresher’s Medical Design class. I wanted to look into making a safer environment for the elderly and decided to focus on the danger of falling because it’s one of the most common causes of injuries in the home. The Seamless Handrails that I designed are made to have a […]

Barclay the Bee Comic Series

Pratt Institute and InterContinental New York Barclay Playfully Highlight the Importance of Pollinators with New Barclay the Bee Comic Series Click the fullscreen button, or scroll over the image to zoom for a better view. [flipgorilla flipbook=’1′]   New York, NY, November 6, 2013 — Underscoring sustainable hospitality and the importance of honeybees for the […]