‚City Vibrations‘ workshop at Pratt Institute

Prof. Marion Digel,  Jan. 13th 2012

City Vibration – an “Experiment of Totality”

Based on the ideas and elementary principles of Moholy-Nagy.

Design Workshop / Theory and Practice

Jan. 9th – Jan. 13th


Artist, designer and educator László Moholy-Nagy, developed design principles and didactics for multimedia time-based design which today can be viewed as an early model for designing experiences rather than objects. The 5 day workshop with students from the Industrial Design BA and MA programs focused on Moholys practice to communicate ideas by multiple means of expression and followed Moholy-Nagy’s ideals to study the human condition using artistic means. The city was the inspirational source for the students to express the “Vibration”, the energy, the story, and the emotions of a location of their choice through a sculpture using spatial arrangement, material, light, motion and sound.



Teddy Atuluku, and Jesse English, Sophomores

Base of Manhattan Bridge off Canal Street

Jennifer Tate, and Xi Zheng, Graduate Students

Under the Brooklyn Bridge, River Café Park

Joel Seigle, Ariana Zarrillo and Hanna Shaffer, Juniors

The Highline

Sam Kaji, Junior and Alex Pinks, Sophomore

Court Square at Columbus Park, Brooklyn Heights

Grace Kwok and Hana Park, Sophomores

Cooper Union

Tim Macken, Sophomore and Ian Smith-Foy, Junior

Promenade, Brooklyn