D-Crit Lecture with Stephanie Murg: “Back to the Future, Fashionably: Brand Identity, Star Designers, and the Bottom Line in Luxury Goods”
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
A look at the evolving role of the designer/creative director, brand identity, and big business in the global fashion and luxury goods markets.
Stephanie Murg, whose interests lie at the nexus of art, design, fashion, and capital markets, is a New York-based writer and art advisor. Her writing has appeared in publications such as ARTnews, Art+Auction, Smithsonian, and The Architect's Newspaper. She is also the co-editor of UnBeige, a design blog that has been featured in Newsweek and The New York Times. In her art consulting practice, Murg advises clients on collecting modern and contemporary art and design and the dynamics of the international art market.
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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