Catalyst is a platform for communication and exchange, and it is part of our graduate programs in creative enterprise leadership in Arts and Cultural Management (ACM) and Design Management (DM) at Pratt Institute, School of Art. We work with our fellow program participants, alumni, faculty and exemplary practitioners from all types of organizations to create conversations that catalyze innovation. Catalyst provides positive examples, strategies, methods and tools for action. It is designed to enable and inspire those who want to be agents of change in a changing world.
Our Topical Themes: BENIGN BY DESIGN | LIFE CENTERED DESIGN | CRADLE TO CRADLE | WELLBEING ALL AND EACH | DNA OF DESIRE | MATERIAL MATTERS | THE GOOD LIFE | CIVILIZING THE ECONOMY | DESIGNING PEACE | CREATIVE CITIES | DESIGNING POLICY FOR PEOPLE
Current: DESIGNING INCLUSION
Leading as if Life Matters. We demonstrate that by connecting creativity with strategy and generativity, today’s leaders can design experiences and economic exchanges that can re-define who we are and who we might become. We provide examples of a future that has arrived. And evidence the power of using the arts and design to address complex cultural challenges and to innovate for advantage.
Act as a recognized, respected and relevant platform for catalyzing conversations and connections focused on creative enterprise leadership across sectors and across our shared world.
Evidence the emergence of a new form of enterprise activity that is creative, generative and able to generate economic value as it enriches culture and enlivens our world. Provide examples, tools and inspiration for leading as if life matters, building creative economies and shaping cultural thriving.