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D-Crit lecture with Kati London, "New Forms of Engagement and Play in a Sensor- and Real-Time-Data Dominated World"
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
New York, United States
SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series, Spring 2013
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
SVA Design Criticism Department
136 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor
We're pleased to announce details of the SVA MFA Design Criticism Spring 2013 Lecture Series, our ninth series to date. 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. Come for the lectures and stay for a chance to mingle with the speakers, D-Crit faculty members, and students.
The Spring series is specially curated and hosted by D-Crit first-year students and reflects their interests and obsessions, which include soft waterfront infrastructure, satire as a critical strategy, game design as a component of urban planning, fashion photography, and longform journalism, among other topics. Join us at D-Crit this semester for lectures by Narratively editor-in-chief Noah Rosenberg; inventor and product designer Markus Kayser; landscape architect Susannah Drake; IDEO’s education director Sandy Speicher; networked-device innovator Kati London; The New Yorker photography critic Vince Aletti; author and columnist Virginia Postrel; and WNYC's "Studio 360" host Kurt Andersen.
Each lecture is followed by a lively Q&A session and refreshments in the D-Crit Reading Room. Lectures are free and open to the public but you do need to register to reserve your space.
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. 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. 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. Understand the forces shaping contemporary design and immerse yourself in the controversies that challenge it; find your personal voice, hone your writing skills, and develop your critical stance. Join D-Crit alumni working as editors, curators, researchers, managers, educators, and bloggers.
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.
We are already accepting applications for admission in the Fall of 2013. Please contact us for a tour and more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.