Pratt Earth Action Week, Fall ‘20


The Fall 2020 Pratt Earth Action Week focused on the ongoing and intersecting crises of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the racial and social justice protests that have brought into relief systemic inequalities and unsustainable systems.


Virtual Exhibition of Student Work

This collection of projects are drawn from across work being produced by students at the Institute during the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters.


Preserving Activism Beyond and Between Pratt’s Gates

This panel will explore the history of student struggles for racial justice on campus, featuring a member of Pratt’s Black Student Union from the 1970s together with archival research on the history of Black student activism in the 1960s and 70s.


RAMP 2.0 Community Resilience Collaboration Station

A presentation on Pratt’s post-sandy recovery adaptation and mitigation planning initiative, and brainstorming for emerging ramp 2.0 collaborations.


Become a Climate Voter and Make Polluters Pay

A discussion around the importance of voting and holding polluters accountable.


KEYNOTE: Environmental Racism Discussion

A discussion about environmental racism, the struggle for environmental justice, and how we can participate in emerging solutions.


FABSCRAP – Textile Waste Webinar

FABSCRAP delivered a crash course in textile waste — which included a discount code to shop up-cycled fabrics!


Virtual Sew-a-Thon

Makers united on Zoom to sew face masks! No experience was needed.


Brands Leveraging Design to Catalyze Environmental Action

This panel discussion included threedesigners presenting how sustainability is shaping their disciplines.


Who Makes “Sustainable Fashion?”

This was an open discussion about equity and inclusion in the sustainable fashion movement.


Meditation and Sound Healing

Meditation, sound healing, and chanting contributed to sustainability by elevating our vibrations, fostering balance toward wholeness.


Planning Beyond COVID-19: Panel + Discussion

A panel discussion about the work by Pratt’s GCPE and other stakeholders during the summer of ’20 to better understand and conceptualize responses to the COVID-19 crisis, as it affects urbanist and design professions and academia.


Imbuing Optimism Amid Interconnected Crises

A panel discussion by Sustainability Design Certificate faculty and alumni.