beached: MFA Exhibition March 24 – 28

Opening Reception Monday, March 24, 6:00 – 10:00 pm Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus 200 Willoughby Avenue Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Steuben Gallery Clinton-Washington stop on the G train There is a growing landscape of discarded plastic. In many urban cities this accumulation of plastic, particularly bottles, gets picked through and collected by Canners, who […]

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, […]

Aderyn Wood – Walls in the Head

My interventions with pre-existing architecture arise from my critical dialogue with self, other, and whole. Insofar as architecture creates an exoskeletal social structure, it becomes an extension of the self, orienting one’s surroundings. As I occupy my body, so too I occupy my direct circumstances. By exposing
the internal framework I can further understand how architecture […]

Campus Area Biking

Kamdyn Moore, Environmental Systems Management Program Alternative transportation has been one of the City’s leading initiatives, highlighting bike transit as one of the most “environmentally-friendly and space-efficient” ways of traveling around the five boroughs. New York City’s Mayor, Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC acknowledges and supports opportunities for improving education on the benefits of bicycling, safety issues, […]