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BID, Pratt Institute

Exhibition Design

Design = Activism

Cloud Couture

Corvettes to Cuisinarts



Deb Johnson has been pioneering the integration of sustainability and technology into design education, entrepreneurship and innovation since 2002. She is a professor of industrial design at Pratt Institute and was the Founder and Executive Director of the Pratt Institute/Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, a research and development laboratory and business accelerator dedicated to the integration of sustainability and technology into apparel industry. This unique environment allowed fashion entrepreneurs and innovators  to take an idea, from prototype to manufacture to market in one place.

Deb also founded the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies at Pratt Institute in 2008 and led the integration of sustainability into Pratt’s art, design and architecture programs for over 15 years. Johnson chaired Pratt’s Industrial Design program from 1997-2005.

Debera speaks internationally about the intersection of fashion, design,emerging technology and sustainable entrepreneurship..

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