D-Crit Lecture with Michael Meredith, "Playful Experimentation and Criticism"
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
MOS studio is an architectural practice that was born out of playful experimentation. But what does being experimental mean and how is this related to criticism? From its Greek kritikos, the ability to make judgments is vital in MOS’s deliberate practice. Michael Meredith, co-principal and co-founder of MOS, will talk about critical theory through his experience as an editor, critic, and educator and how this has shaped the way he sees the world of architecture and design.
Michael Meredith is an associate professor of architecture at Harvard and Princeton University. In 2003, he was a resident at the Atlantic Center for the Arts with the art critic Dave Hickey and, in 2000, he completed a residency at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Together with his partner, Hilary Sample, his firm MOS has designed furniture, products, sound, speculative architecture projects, artist collaborations such as the MoMA/P.S.1 AfterParty in 2009, and residences in New York, Ontario, Texas, and California.
The Spring 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.
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.
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