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D-Crit Lecture with Cintra Wilson, "Fear and Clothing"

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

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

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Considered one of the 50 most influential people working in New York fashion, Cintra Wilson will discuss the process and thinking behind her forthcoming book, entitled Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling America’s Fashion Destiny (W.W. Norton and Company), which is a meditation on her belief that the American psyche manifests itself in what we wear.

Cintra Wilson is a culture critic and author, known for her highly effective, humorous, and irreverent popular culture and political commentary. She was a retail reviewer in The New York Times Fashion & Style section (Critical Shopper), and she currently writes a political column called C-Word, a column critiquing tabloid culture called The Dregulator, and contributes to Salon.com. Her books include A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Re-examined as a Grotesque Crippling Disease and Other Cultural Revelations (Viking/Penguin 2000); Colors Insulting to Nature (Fourth Estate, 2004); and Caligula for President: Better American Living Through Tyranny (Bloomsbury, 2008). 

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.

Space is limited.

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SVA MFA Design Criticism, www.dcrit.sva.edu
136 West 21 Street
Second Floor
New York, NY 11201

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 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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