Each spring, the MFA Graduate Foundations Design Studio course at Pratt Institute, Interior Design, asks students to draw inspiration from Isamu Noguchi’s work.
This year, in response to the global pandemic, students considered our relationship to confinement. What is no longer possible and what is newly possible? Their project called for the design of a space within which one may remotely view and “visit” Noguchi’s art as an individual while remaining physically distanced from the work and other viewers. The focus was on how we as designers [re]define physicality and implement community, fostering a dialogue between the institution and its unique and dynamic current global neighborhood.
Aubrey Ament, Omar Aqeel, Young Ji Byun, Zhuoshan Cai, Stephanie Farinhas, Alana Fried, Kaelee Helms, Jin Jung, Zhen Li, Juan Lin, Zeyu Liu, Jiayan Ni, Ga Young Park, Yauheniya Pryshchepnaya, Dylan Roberts, Wei Han Teng, Pravallika Thirumalasetty, Wen Ching Ting, Yizhe Wang, Laura Wu-Ohlson, Yang Zhenlong, Chen Zhong
Sheryl Kasak, Tetsu Ohara