Design Crit Comes of Age

Criticism comes of age when next Friday the School of Visual Arts MFA Design Criticism Department presents
“Crossing the Line: The 2010 D-Crit Conference,”
organized by graduating
D-Crit masters students. Moderated by D-Crit faculty member, author and “Studio 360” host Kurt Andersen, the inaugural event will
feature thesis presentations by the first graduating class  along with
professional critics and thinkers. Among the speakers are Doors
of Perception founder John Thackara and author and educator Peter Hall.  And among the fifteen critical subject areas are: “Al-Kafiye: A Potent Symbol Uncovered,” “Bacteria Building for Sustainability: The Convergence of Design and
Biology in the 21st Century,” “Dansk Designs: Reinventing the American Tabletop, 1954-1985,” Designing Grief: Personal Memorial Objects in the 21st Century,” and “Tabula Rubra: Critical Reflections on the Design of Mars.”
This premiere daylong event will be held at the SVA Theatre at 333 West 23rd St., New
York City, Friday, April 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. RSVP to or 212.592.2228.



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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.