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Emmanuel Pratt

Emmanuel Pratt
Courtesy Emmanuel Pratt/Sweet Water Foundation
Emmanuel Pratt is an artist, designer, urban planner, educator, and scholar, and the co-founder of Sweet Water Foundation (SWF) in Chicago. He advocates for and actively cultivates healthy intergenerational communities that transform the urban ecology of so-called “blighted” spaces through a combined praxis of urban farming, architecture, art, and educational programming. Pratt has been an artist in residence at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; an interpreter in residence at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago; and a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has also served as the Charles Moore Visiting Lecturer at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.

Born Virginia, USA; lives in Chicago, USA

Contributor to the publication

Biennial Project

Emmanuel Pratt contributed to the interview Nourishing the Root: Transforming the Urban Ecologies of Chicago with Sepake Angiama for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial publication.