Art, Design, Community

Art, Design, Community is a graduate-level class at Pratt Institute in which students work directly with local community organizations to create collaborative works of art and design.

Each project is designed to meet the needs of the partnering organization while offering students a unique educational opportunity to create art that engages social issues in diverse social contexts.

The class ran in the Spring semesters of 2010 and 2011 and was co-taught with Heather Lewis (2010) and Theodora Skipitares and Shari Fischberg (2011.) Partnering organizations included: Pratt Area Community Council’s Gibb Mansion supportive housing facility, FUREE (Families United for Social and Economic Equality), Weeksville Heritage Center, the NYC Department of Health Healthy Bodega Initiative, and City Harvest.