Virtual Design Festival

Live interview with architect Harriet Harriss as part of Virtual Design Festival

Harriet Harriss, dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in New York, speaks to Dezeen in this live Screentime conversation sponsored by Enscape as part of Virtual Design Festival.

Harriss, who recently became the second female dean of the school, spoke to Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

Harriss, who appeared at the inaugural Dezeen Day last year and judged the first Dezeen Awards in 2018, studied architecture at Oxford Brookes University.

Before moving to New York City, she led the post-graduate research programme in architecture at the Royal College of Art in London.

Her books include Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education and the British Tradition, and A Gendered Profession, which explores gender imbalance in the architecture profession.

At Dezeen Day, she appeared on a panel on design education alongside Zaha Hadid Architects principal Patrik Schumacher, and clashed with the architect over the long-hours culture in the industry.

Harriet Harris, dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in New York
Harriet Harris is dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in New York

Other creatives featured in our Screentime series include trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, UNStudio founder Ben van BerkelNew York architecture practice SO-ILThe World Around curator Beatrice Galileefilmmaker Gary Hustwit and British-Israeli architect Ron Arad.

This Screentime conversation is sponsored by Enscape, a virtual reality and real-time rendering plugin for architectural design programme Autodesk Revit.

Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June. For more information, or to be added to the mailing list, contact us at [email protected].