D-Crit Lecture with Starlee Kine, "How to Capture the Culture Zeitgeist: What Phil Collins and Zombies Have in Common"
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Starlee Kine will discuss how she converts her personal obsessions, of both the negative and positive variety, into universal themes—and how it's impossible not to read the comments. She will also explain her process of getting orphaned ideas out of her head.
Starlee Kine is a radio producer, writer, and pop culture critic. A frequent contributor to PRI's This American Life, CBC Radio's WireTap, and New York Magazine's Vulture blog, Kine has also written for The New York Times Magazine and the object-based periodical THE THING Quarterly. She is currently working on a book about the self-help industry titled, It IS Your Fault. Along with illustrator Arthur Jones she co-created the Post-It Note Reading Series.
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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