CANCELLED: Monday November 5 at 7:00 p.m. SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture with Roman Mars, “Now You See It: Telling Stories about the Built World”
Monday, November 5, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
We are sorry for the second cancellation, but because of the storm, Roman was unable to make it to NYC.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Awareness of design is at an all-time high. People are now encouraged to hold strong opinions about the font on a movie poster, or the feel of a smart phone, or the intuitiveness of an email program. Tapping into this awareness of the built world helps set the stage for telling stories about design. Someone made a decision about every little detail in the built environment. When these decisions are highlighted, the audience suddenly becomes aware that every corner, every seam, and every joint has story.
Roman Mars is the creator of "99% Invisible," a short radio show about design and architecture. With over 4 million downloads, the "99% Invisible" podcast recently reached number 2 in the iTunes rankings for all podcasts. The season 3 fund-raising campaign for is currently the highest-funded journalism project in Kickstarter history. Roman is also the host and program director of "Public Radio Remix" from PRX, a 24-hour, innovative public radio story stream broadcast on XM 123 and public radio stations across the country.
The Fall 2012 Design Criticism MFA Lecture Series is open to the public. You are warmly invited to attend our lectures, to see our new department and to meet with speakers, faculty members and students over a drink. Registration is required.
When & Where
MFA Design Criticism, School of Visual Arts, http://dcrit.sva.edu
136 West 21 Street, Second Floor (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)
Subway: F, V at 23rd Street; 1 at 23rd Street
The SVA MFA in Design Criticism is a pioneering two-year graduate program that trains students to research, analyze, and evaluate design and its social and environmental implications. Students study with some of the best design writers and thinkers of our time, including MoMA’s senior curator of Architecture and Design Paola Antonelli, Design Observer blogger Alexandra Lange, and New York Times critic Phil Patton. They learn how to curate an exhibition, produce a radio segment, launch a blog, edit a publication, host a lecture series, and stage a major conference.
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.
On Tuesday evenings at D-Crit we present lectures by the most thoughtful and provocative writers, editors, designers, and curators practicing today in the interrelated fields of design, architecture and urban planning. Selected to supplement our curriculum with their original methods and alternative viewpoints, these speakers inspire and challenge our students. Our students, in turn, through the discussion they lead, help illuminate the concerns and priorities of design criticism today.
Please contact us for a tour and more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.