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“Interplay” by Chen Zhong, MFA Interior Design ’22, reimagines an interior as an incubator for spontaneous encounters and unexpected interplay between strangers, seeking to re-establish interpersonal relationships lost during the pandemic.Read more @prattinteriors.

Ekam Singh, MArch ’23, contributed chapters on two queer spaces in New Delhi, India—one a nightclub and the other an elapsed community theater—to the newQueer Spaces: An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places and Storiespublication by RIBA Books. In conjunction with its publication and Pride Month, Singh spokeat the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

DDA animation students created mini-bios of LGBTQ+ heroes in collaboration with VideoOut’sThe Scope. See their work online, including Shane Cagney and Mali Javadi’sanimation for Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

兼职副教授美术珠宝David Butler fabricated a platinum necklace designed by artist Michele Oka Doner for the Queen’s 70th Jubilee. It was part ofan exhibition at David Gill Gallery in London.

TheTextile Dye Gardenon the Brooklyn campus recently hosted a clay resist indigo event, with more programs planned for the coming weeks.Learn more @prattdyegarden.

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Johnson City Press

Five Questions with Artist James Griffin

Johnson City Pressinterviewed Pratt alum James Griffin about his career and method as an artist.

The Chestertown Spy

Top Story Looking at the Masters: Mickalene Thomas

The Chestertown Spyfeatured an article on the work of Pratt alum Mickalene Thomas, BFA ’00. In her work, Mickalene Thomas, a gay African-American woman artist, celebrates and challenges the classical canons of style and creates a new contemporary canon depicting African-American women.

Delaware Today

Don’t Miss Stan Smokler’s “Steel in Flux” at The Delaware Art Museum

Stan Smokler’s, MFA ’75, exhibition “Steel in Flux” will be held at the Delaware Art Museum from June 25 to September 11.

PIX11

State Assembly Looks for Ways to Legalize and Improve ‘Unsafe’ Basement Apartments

丽贝卡•莫里斯,屁股的高级项目经理t Center, was interviewed for a PIX11 story on the state assembly looking at ways to legalize and improve basement apartments. With the Basement Apartments Safe for Everyone Campaign, she helped start a pilot program in the East New York-Cypress Hills area of Brooklyn in 2019.