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D-Crit lecture with Susannah Drake, "Resilient Urban Environments"

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

New York, United States

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February 12: Susannah Drake, "Resilient Urban Environments"

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the topics of sea level rise and storm surge have never been so relevant. Susannah Drake, the Principal of dlandstudio, will discuss how landscape architecture and good environmental design can create new infrastructure systems that will result in more resilient cities and improved biodiversity. Drake will also argue how data visualization can improve understanding about the financial incentives of good environmental design, and help untangle the bureaucratic web surrounding complex jurisdictional environments. 
 
Susannah C. Drake is the Principal of dlandstudio, an award winning multidisciplinary design firm whose recent public projects include "A New Urban Ground," designed in collaboration with Architectural Research Office for the Museum of Modern Art’s "Rising Currents Exhibit," and the Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, a public open space system designed to absorb and remediate urban storm water. Drake is the recipient of numerous grants for her research on campus landscapes and large scale urban infrastructure projects. She is the former President and Trustee of The New York ASLA, a Trustee of the Van Alen Institute and a visiting studio professor at Syracuse, the Cooper Union, and Harvard University GSD. She is the author of "Elastic Landscape: Seeding Ecology in Public Space & Urban Infrastructure," included in the collection of essays entitledInfrastruktururbanismus, published by DOM publishers Berlin in 2011. 
 

Tuesday, 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.

Have questions about D-Crit lecture with Susannah Drake, "Resilient Urban Environments"? Contact MFA Design Criticism, School of Visual Arts, http://dcrit.sva.edu

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136 West 21 Street
New York, NY

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)


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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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