Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11205
United States

Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a renowned New York City-based college that educates creative thinkers from around the world. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

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Amir Parsa

Amir Parsa is an internationally acclaimed writer, poet, translator, cultural designer, and educator. His literary oeuvre—written in English, French, Farsi, Spanish, and various hybrids—constitutes a radical polyphonic enterprise that puts into question national, cultural, and aesthetic attachments while fashioning new genres, forms, discursive endeavors, and species of artifacts. His curatorial, conceptual, artistic, and critical endeavors have taken place in a host of public spaces, universities, and environments. For over 10 years, Parsa has created and launched numerous programs, curricula, and unique learning experiences in museums in New York City, across the U.S., and in many other countries, including Mexico, Italy, India and Norway. In his years at The Museum of Modern Art, Parsa developed work which linked art and design education to literacy, health, social change, and community practice, including MoMA’s Wider Angles and Double Exposures. From 2007–2011, he directed the landmark MoMA Alzheimer’s Project, which had great critical and popular success and has been implemented in more than 100 museums across the world. Parsa was born in Tehran, attended French International schools, Princeton, and Columbia, and currently lives in New York. Parsa is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Academic Transdisciplinary Initiatives in the Office of the Provost at Pratt Institute.