The 2013 D-Crit Conference, featuring graduating students of the SVA MFA in Design Criticism, will take place on May 11, 2013 at the Visual Arts Theatre in New York City.
Keynote speakers and moderators for this year’s conference will be announced in coming months. Topics to be addressed include: segregation in today’s built environment, problems and potential for graphic design exhibition, designed nature in the urban environment, product design’s social dimension, and how young architects are using literal representation in new and complex ways.
This is the fourth D-Crit conference organized by, and featuring, graduating D-Crit students. Join us for a richly programmed afternoon of provocation, insight, and inspiration that aims to re-chart the future of design discourse. There is no charge for admission, so sign up today to save your seat.
2012, 2011 and 2010 D-Crit graduates have landed positions as curator at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, U.S. editor at DomusWeb, researcher at Bjarke Ingels Group, assistant editor at Metropolis, managing editor at Architect’s Newspaper, head of international PR at Experimenta Design: The Lisbon Design Biennial, and fellows at the Philip Johnson Glass House and Eric Fischl’s Art in America. They have won prizes including the Winterhouse Design Writing Student Award and the $25,000 AOL Grant Program “25 for 25” groundbreaking thinkers. Graduates are also developing books based on their thesis research, such as William Myers’ Bio-Design published in Fall 2012 by Thames & Hudson. Read more ›
The 2012 D-Crit Conference, featuring graduating students of the SVA MFA in Design Criticism, and moderated by Change Observer co-editor Julie Lasky, will take place on May 2, 2012 at the Visual Arts Theatre in New York City. This year’s conference is comprised of four themed panels, each introduced by keynote speakers, including media historian Stuart Ewen; Pentagram partner Michael Bierut; 2×4 founding partner Michael Rock; cultural historian Jeffrey Schnapp; and Interboro partner Daniel D’Oca. Join us for a richly programmed afternoon of provocation, insight, and inspiration.