Dept. Humanities and Liberal Studies
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205
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Poetics Lab is a transdisciplinary initiative at Pratt Institute of Art and Design in Brooklyn, New York. PLAB sponsors faculty and student projects on an ad hoc basis as well as offering an annual team-taught class focused on practices and theories of PLAY as creative process.
Poetics (from the Greek word for making) is used in the broad sense: it is the study and practice of the principles by which things are made. Poetics is both plural and singular: the mission of Poetics Lab is to explore this contradiction. In light of the plurality of kinds of making that can be called poetics, what resonances, exchanges, and complementarities are possible among them? How do such exchanges deepen our attachments to our particular practices and platforms? How do they open and transform them? The answers to these questions are not known in advance. They emerge from cross-disciplinary work. This is the ongoing experiment in which Poetics Lab is engaged. The means are the end.
WHAT WE DO