Pratt Sessions, Vol. 1


Series Editor: Original Copy
Client: Pratt GAUD
Graphic Design: Jeff Anderson
Oro, Fall 2018

Bringing together pairings of designers and thinkers, regional and non-regional, around two specific topics (mediums and contexts), Pratt Sessions presents conversations from an ongoing lecture series in Pratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) program as a distributed symposium—curated and yet open-ended. The purpose of Pratt Sessions is to debate, question, and discuss matters on the periphery and core of our discipline. To capture a fleeting moment with some precision and allow it to alter, shift, and transform dynamically, iteratively.

Conceived as a series of publications, for which Original Copy serves as series editor, each volume of Pratt Sessions features six conversations, augmented with supplementary texts, imagery, and commentary. The first volume presents conversations between Stanley Saitowitz and Laurie Hawkinson; Thom Mayne and Steven Holl; Debora Mesa and Antón García Abril and Joshua Bolchover and John Lin; Sanford Kwinter and Bruce Mau; Marcelo Spina and Eric Höweler; and Neil Denari and Thomas Leeser.