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October 2, 2014

Pratt Presents

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Selldorf Architects, 10 Bond Street Building. Photo courtesy of Selldorf Architects.

Pratt Institute kicks off the fall with high-profile roster of thought-provoking public talks, courtesy of its signature Pratt Presents event series. The free public programs will engage industry leaders from a range of disciplines in discussions that underscore the significance of art, design, and architecture in contemporary society.

For details about upcoming events and ticket reservations, please click here.  

 

“Michael Kimmelman in conversation with Annabelle Selldorf”
October 16, 2014, 6:30pm
Higgins Hall Auditorium
Pratt Institute
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn
Pratt and Surface magazine will co-present a conversation between two luminaries of the architecture world, the award-winning New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman and distinguished architect and Pratt alumna Annabelle Selldorf. The conversation will be moderated by Spencer Bailey, Executive Editor at Surface, and is part of Archtober, New York City’s month-long festival of architecture and design.

“The Art of Dining: How Master Chefs and Designers Collaborate”
A President’s Lecture Series event
October 23, 6:30pm
Memorial Hall Auditorium
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue between Classon Avenue and Hall Street, Brooklyn
Distinguished chefs Daniel Boulud and Lydia Shire will join famed hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany for a conversation moderated by ELLE DECOR Editor-in-Chief Michael Boodro about the relationship between design and dining. The event is being presented as part of Archtober, New York City’s month-long festival of architecture and design.

“An Evening with Fernando Botero”
A President’s Lecture Series event
October 28, 6:30pm
Pratt Manhattan Campus, Room 213
144 West 14th Street, Manhattan
Pratt will celebrate renowned Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero and the publication of his newest book, Bullfight (Glitterati Incorporated, 2014). The evening will include a reception and book signing with Botero as well as a discussion about the artist’s works and legacy with Pratt History of Art and Design faculty members Eva Díaz and Ágnes Berecz.

“Planning for Parks: What’s Next?,” with Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP
November 12, 6pm
Memorial Hall Auditorium
Pratt Brooklyn Campus
Pratt alumnus and Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation Mitchell J. Silver, appointed earlier this year by Mayor Bill de Blasio, will share his vision for the future of the City’s parks and public spaces. The event is co-presented with Pratt’s Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development in The School of Architecture as part of its Democracy and Public Space series.

“Pratt Presents at Art Basel Miami Beach”
December 3
Location TBD
Pratt and Surface magazine will co-present a dazzling exhibition of digital artwork by Pratt students and recent graduates. The event is sponsored by LG Electronics, and more details will be announced soon. Check pratt.edu in November.

“Language and Culture”: a conversation and interactive installation
December 15, 6:30pm
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan
Pratt and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will showcase an interactive bilingual mural installation by Pratt Graduate Communications Design student Eduardo Palma, followed by a panel discussion about the ways in which language and culture shape each other with artist Shantell Martin, Ellery Washington, and others.

 

Pratt Presents: A new series of public programs presented by Pratt Institute

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