28 November 2012

Inclusion Illusion was a success!

Inclusion Illusion 2012 was a successful Pratt community happening.  This annual event, originated by the Pratt Initiative for Art Community and Social Change, was comprised of an interactive panel discussion and simultaneous interdisciplinary cross-departmental art installations.

The aim was to engage Pratt students, faculty and local invited guests in creative projects and discussions on art, activism and public space.  Additional organizational participation came from Pratt NYPIRG, Pratt Student Affairs, and Pratt Community Engagement Board.

This event was generously supported by the following individuals and departments:
  • Pratt Student Affairs
  • Dean of Art & Design
  • UFTC
  • Film/Video Dept.
  • Center for Sustainable Design Studies and Research
  • John Shapiro.
IACSC is proud to be collaborating with a growing list of departments, clubs, and individuals on campus to host this event:

    • Ron Shiffman Pratt faculty from Programs in Sustainable Planning & Development,
    • Not An Alternative a local hybrids arts collective,
    • Damon Rich, artist and designer, City of Newark, founder and director of Center for Urban Pedagogy,
    • Rachel Falcone, artist and cultural worker, Housing is a Human Right,
    • Chris Rogy, graduate student of the Media Studies Program at the New School's School For Public Engagement and US Fulbright Scholar to Cambodia,
    • Caron Atlas director of Arts and Democracy Project and Pratt faculty in Programs in Sustainable Planning & Development.
    Art installation works were contributed by Pratt graduate and undergraduate students and outside guests.  Projects from participating Pratt students were from Humanities and Media Studies Dept, Communications Design Dept, Fine Arts Dept, Photography Dept, Digital Arts Dept, and Film/Video Arts Dept.  Invited guests were James Andrews from All In The Red and Illuminating Student Debt by Chris Rogy, Lucky Tran, Engin Ayaz, and Crys Moore.

    For Photos of the Event go here.


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