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D-Crit Open House 2011

MFA Design Criticism, School of Visual Arts, http://dcrit.sva.edu

Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

New York, United States

D-Crit Open House 2011

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D-Crit Open House & Information Session
Saturday, October 222:00–4:30 p.m.
 
SVA MFA Design Criticism
136 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)
New York City
 
Closest subway stops: F, V at 23rd Street and the 1 at 23rd Street.

Schedule
2:00 p.m. Student, graduate, and faculty presentations
3:00 p.m.Massimo Vignelli reflects on design criticism
3:30 p.m.Reception with mimosas and donuts
 
Thank you for registering for the D-Crit Open House, an afternoon of presentations and informal discussion about this exciting two-year graduate program.
 
Current students will talk about their experiences so far, such as what it’s like to produce a podcast for Kurt Andersen, to get behind-the-scenes access at the Brooklyn Navy Yards with architecture critic Karrie Jacobs, to lift up the hood and study the mechanics of industrial design history with Russell Flinchum, or to create their own blogs with New York Observer editor-in-chief Elizabeth Spiers.
 
Faculty members Andrea Codrington Lippke, Steven Heller, and Karen Stein will share some highlights from their classes—Criticism Lab, Researching Design, and The Design Book Workshop, respectively.
 
D-Crit chair Alice Twemlow will give an overview of the program, which trains students to research, analyze, and evaluate design and its social and environmental implications, to develop their writerly voices, and to explore a range of media for reaching their publics. 
 
A selection of recent graduates of the program will talk about how they landed plum jobs and how they are deploying skills learned at D-Crit in their daily work as design writers, editors, educators, researchers, curators, and managers. And designer Massimo Vignelli will reflect on what has been achieved since he wrote the essay "Call for Criticism" in 1983, and what are the priorities for today's emerging design critics. 
 
 
For more information about the Open House, the D-Crit program, and how to apply, please visit: www.dcrit.sva.edu
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136 West 21 Street
New York, NY

Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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MFA Design Criticism, School of Visual Arts, http://dcrit.sva.edu

SVA MFA Design Criticism Department

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 dcrit@sva.edu. 

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