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Emmanuel Pratt has spent several years working and traveling around the country with Will Allen, a recent MacArthur Genius award recipient and founder of Growing Power. Pratt now serves as Executive Director for the Sweet Water Foundation, a Milwauke-based organization dedicated to building inter-generational and interdisciplinary educational programming for sustainability with a focus on the potential of urban agriculture and aquaculture in post-industrial cities. Pratt's professional and academic work has involved investigations of a range of topics, including urbanization and gentrification, race/identity, and most recently the transformative possibilities of community development through intersections of food security and sustainable design innovation. Pratt earned an Architecture degree from Cornell University, a Masters in Science of Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, where he is currently a PhD candidate in Urban Planning. While most of his early work has been situated within the field of architecture, Emmanuel has also worked extensively within the realms of art, graphic design, and interactive media. In 2004, his work was exhibited at the Studio Museum of Harlem in Harlemworld: Metropolis as Metaphor. From 2004 to 2006, Pratt lived in South Africa, working as a visiting lecturer in the Architecture Department of the University of Witwatersrand, providing an in-depth survey of computer applications, techniques and methodologies for ...

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