Guyana Project: Social Entrepreneurship, Cultural Exchange, Prototype Development & Fabrication

Guyana Project from Pratt CSDS on Vimeo. A group of 11 Pratt industrial design students led by faculty member Rebecca Welz partnered with Patty Johnson of the North South Project to travel to Georgetown, Guyana. The trip, taken in the summer of 2009, provided an experience that combined research and study of cultures, materials, processes, […]

west elm Sustainable Office Project

In May 2009, the Pratt Design Incubator partnered with the home furnishing company west elm to design and produce a line of sustainable home office furniture. For eight weeks during June and July, a 12 recent graduates, led by Pratt Industrial Design professor Robert Langhorn, went to work. The challenge – to collaboratively design a […]

Karen Stone – Nicaragua Project

Santa Maria de Ostuma Farm, Matagalpa, Nicaragua July 21st, 2011 One of the Pratt IDSA Stu­dent Chapter’s impor­tant objec­tives is to intro­duce stu­dents to ways in which they can become involved and chal­lenged with real world expe­ri­ences and appli­ca­tions. This year our IDSA Stu­dent Chap­ter and Pratt’s Cen­ter for Sus­tain­abil­ity co-sponsored a Research Project and […]