Spring 2013 Sustainable Production Methods Proposals

The Sustainability and Production: Research Tools and Strategies course taught by Frank Millero explored issues of sustainability and social responsibility in product design with an emphasis on materials and supply chain flows. The importance of the designer’s role in understanding the environmental and social consequences of creating and producing products was emphasized. Studies on the impacts of […]

Green Week 2013 Student Videos

[youtube id =”o7-0kqgD9VI”] Green Week Video compiled and edited by Caroline Absher, Claire Jardin, Jim Kittel, Terry Lim, Mary Valiant and Jennifer Wang [youtube id =”3_hBChlRoEo”] Green Week Video edited by Kyung Cheol An, Michelle Chen, Miso Hong, Jane Smarovozova, Edith Vaisberg [youtube id =”tj_e1vfKGpw”] Green Week Video edited by Andrew Diemer, Madeline Edgar, Sonya […]

PALS at ICFF

Partnership in Academic Leadership in Sustainability (PALS) has been selected to show student work at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) from May 18th at 6pm to May 21st at 7pm. Videos, graphics and products will be displayed during NY’s Design Week. The theme of the ICFF booth is Homelessness, Natural Disasters and Climate Change […]

INTERIOR DESIGN GREEN WEEK EXHIBIT

Sophomore First Year students from INT-202 participated in a project called “The Smallest Room”. The premise was for the students to determine what conditions were important in making an inhabitant comfortable through studies in ergonomics mapping how the human body occupied small spaces such as bathrooms, changing rooms, telephone booths.  The studies were informed by Muybridge’s […]

FASHION DESIGN GREEN WEEK EXHIBIT

2013 Green Week Exhibition | “Deconstruct/ Reconstruct” “The goal of this assignment was to experience the creation of new 3-Dimensioanl possibilities through the deconstruction and reconstruction of a single vintage garment. The intent of the process was not to repurpose the original pieces, but rather to creatively inform the students through the discovery of new […]

GREEN WEEK SUSTAINABILITY WINNERS

Green Week 2013 – Pratt’s Green Week kicked off with the opening reception of the sustainability winners for best projects within interior design, arch, planning, EMS, fashion and furniture. Each outstanding student won a metro card for the their studio projects. Each student was chosen by a faculty member.

Green Week Architecture Exhibit: Spatial Products for Sustainable Health Care

    “The Memory Collective: Intergenerational Day Center and Independent Living for the Elderly” Student: Liduam Pong   “Fitness Landscapes: The Case for Urban Movement Parks and Circuits” Student: Andrew Harris   “Tool Building: The Long Island City De-Institute for Re-Form and Repair” Student: Matthew Buyer   “The Space Womb Dialysis Center: Questioning Purity” Student: Anne […]

Hawley Braswell – Rural Collective

EXPLANATION OF WORK:  THE RURAL COLLECTIVE This is a design initiative in a rural, impoverished area of Alabama that builds on community programs by pursuing three objectives. First, teach residents basic furniture design skills. Second, produce a variety of affordable tables and chairs for use by the community. Third, sell this furniture at multiple price points through local and […]