“Work, Intuition and Practice”
Arts Center Lecture Hall (ACL 120) on the UWM campus.
FREE and open to the public!
Bio: Emmanuel Pratt earned his BArch from Cornell University, his MSAUD (Masters in Science of Architecture and Urban Design) from Columbia University, and is presently a doctoral candidate in the PhD program of Urban Planning at the University of Columbia in New York. While most of his early work was anchored in the field of architecture, Emmanuel has also worked extensively within the realm of art, graphic design, and interactive media. During 2004-2006, Emmanuel moved to South Africa, working as a visiting lecturer at the Architecture Department of the University of Witwatersrand with a focus on providing an in-depth survey of computer applications, techniques and methodologies for architectural design while investigating the computer as an innovative and creative design tool. Upon his return to the United States, Emmanuel spent several years working closely and traveling around the country with McArthur Genius Award winner Will Allen of Growing Power and serves as the Executive Director for the Sweet Water Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non profit arm of Sweet Water Organics Inc. Emmanuel is currently the Director of Aquaponics for Chicago State University and teaches courses within the Geography department. Emmanuel’s professional and academic work has involved explorations and investigations in such topics as urbanization, race/identity, gentrification, and most recently transformative processes of community development through intersections of food security and sustainable design innovation.