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Shaping Shifting Publics

Emmanuel Pratt in the We the Publics exhibition at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Arts & Innovation Series

with Emmanuel Pratt and Dan Borelli 

This talk will unpack how two different creative practices work within their localities and how they came to collaborate on a discourse around the urgency for defining ‘Publics.’

The Chicago-based practitioner Emmanuel Pratt will guide us through the evolution of the Sweet Water Foundation’s ongoing work with ecologies in a broad sense—human, social, vegetable, and economic. Dan Borelli, a Boston-based practitioner, will give us an overview of his project in Ashland, Massachusetts that addresses the contested histories of a contaminated community and its Superfund site. 

Emmanuel and Dan will share their collaboration at the Harvard University Graduate School Design entitled ‘We The Publics,’ an open call to define publics today, creating a discursive archive, and thereby reestablishing truth in democracy.


FREE, and open to all. Space lis limited. Please register in advance.


Part of a series presented by the Logan Center for the Arts and Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This session is co-presented by the Smart Museum in conjunction with Emmanuel’s Radical [Re]Constructions Threshold installation.