November 27: SVA MFA Lecture with Steve Almond, “How to Make the Reader See It: The Book as a Visual Artifact”
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Steve Almond will discuss the natural affinity between visual and literary artists, and specifically delve into his collaboration with the visual designer Brian Stauffer, with whom he has made three DIY books.
Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction, three of which he published himself. His memoir Candyfreak was a New York Times Bestseller. His short stories have appeared in the Best American and Pushcart anthologies. His most recent collection, God Bless America, was short-listed for The Story Prize. His journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and elsewhere.
The Fall 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. Registration is required.
When & Where
MFA Design Research, School of Visual Arts, http://designresearch.sva.edu
The SVA MA in Design Research is a pioneering one-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. 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 Design Research 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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