Posts tagged with "School of Visual Arts":

Precarious | The 2019 D-Crit Graduate Thesis Symposium

Precarious Patterns Precarious Practices Precarious Places Precarious Planets... There is possibility in precarity. Thinking about design requires an embracing of our times, to draw connections from the past and present, to teeter on the edge of a future that we will never fully be able to predict. Our work exists in a critical space—illuminating ideas, moments, objects, and places that are unseen, complex, and subversive, in order to address them, to learn from them, to offer solutions. -Class of 2019 Join us as our outstanding MA candidates present their year-long thesis research, and stay afterwards for a convivial reception to celebrate their achievement as we send them off into the precarious post-graduate world. 6:30pm Doors 7:00pm Presentations Reception following.  Presentations:
Laura Scofield, “Flags Happen: A Critical Discussion on Flags and Design”
Yasmeen Khaja, “Liminal Places: Mapping a Kuwaiti National Identity in Global Cyberspace”
John Kazior, “The Anthropocene Looks Like This: Mystification and Revelation in the Visual Rhetoric of Climate Change”
Sneha Mehta, “Matter Matters: The Transformative Power of Materiality in the 21st-Century Classroom”
Natalie Dubois, “Building Wor(l)ds: What Can Architecture Give in the Anthropocene?”
Olivia Mercado, “Lost in Translation: Framing the Wayfinding Experience Through the Lens of a City Language”
Miao Xu, “On the Design of Interactive Art for Healing”
Chetan Kaashyap, “Cities by Citizens: How Civic Participation is Transforming Urban Design in Bangalore CBD”
Emily R. Pellerin, “Style on the Inside: Understanding Power Dynamics in the Carceral Environment Through its Clothing”
Aneta Zeleznikova, “Space Program”
Monica Nelson, “Re-Visiting Women’s Histories in House Museums”
With a keynote address by author and urbanist Karrie Jacobs.
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High Marx: Sorkin Tells All At SVA's Graduation Conference

  Freshly anointed “Design Mind” of the year by the National Design Awards, Michael Sorkin dazzled the full house at the annual graduation conference hosted by SVA’s Design Criticism MFA program. Sorkin startled the audience to attention with his opener, “Our world is going to hell!” and then never let up. Presenting concepts for self-sustaining cities, the architect/professor/gadfly took a break from urban planning to critique some other types of design. “Get ready for the worst graphic design of the day,” he said, clicking to a the logo of his employer, The City College of New York, and its weirdly gargantuan “the.” Following his presentation, Sorkin and moderator John Hockenberry debated the appropriateness of a request Sorkin had received to write a good review of a recent tour on TripAdvisor…from a guide who had just taken him through the Dharavi slum in Mumbai. In vintage Sorkin style, the Design Mind lamented, “Everything is being assimilated to a system of consumption!”
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SVA Offering Co-Working Space to Architects & Designers This Summer

This summer, the MFA Products of Design program at the School for Visual Arts (SVA) is delivering a sweet solution to students and community members who seek temporary desk space. The Summer Desk Rental program runs from May 27th to August 23rd inside a sunny andArchitects-designed space, featuring a community kitchen, Internet, a lounge area, and more. Co-Working has become an everyday occurrence as industries look to collaborate and benefit from multi-use spaces. The project promotes the MFA program to visitors and all proceeds will support the school and its students. See more photos and sign up on their website.
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Event> Eventually Everything: The 2012 D-Crit Conference May 2

Eventually Everything: The 2012 D-Crit Conference Wednesday, May 2, 12:30–7:00 p.m. Visual Arts Theatre 333 West 23rd Street No charge for admission; Registration required On May 2 the School of Visual Arts Design Criticism MFA program, a.k.a. D-Crit, presents its third annual thesis conference, and this year's line-up promises to be intriguing, covering an array of subjects--"Main Street, USA and the Power of Myth," "Graphic Ornament in Interior Architecture," "Towers to Town Homes: Public Housing, Policy, and Design in the US" to "Missing the Modern Gun: Object Ethics in Collections of Design," to name a few. The list of thesis topics alone makes a statement about the possibilities of design criticism and how D-Crit aims to push its limits. To encompass this eclectic collection of research and ideas, the students invoked that ultimate master of the mash-up, Charles Eames, who once said "Eventually everything connects—people, ideas, objects..." Connecting the dots at this afternoon conference will be Julie Lasky of Change Observer, who will emcee and preside over four themed panels—Calculated Nostalgia; Working/Not Working; Speaking Surfaces; Man, Machine, and Morality—each featuring several high-profile keynotes, including media historian Stuart Ewen, Pentagram partner Michael Bierut, 2×4 founding partner Michael Rock, cultural historian Jeffrey Schnapp, and Interboro Partners principal Daniel D’Oca. Student presentations are grouped within the panels, and, lest you need further convincing, just have a look at the slick video teasers of the ten MFA candidates' upcoming talks. For more information, visit the Eventually Everything website or view the full program here. To attend, sign up for free registration, and follow @dcritconference for updates.