Design Criticism is Everything

First check out the videos (here) then join students and faculty of the School of Visual Arts Design Criticism program for its 2o12 conference titled “Eventually Everything,” featuring graduating students of the SVA MFA in Design Criticism, and moderated by Change Observer co-editor Julie Lasky, on May 2, 2012 at the Visual Arts Theatre in New York City (333 West 23rd Street), from 12:30 – 7:00 pm.

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 Partners principal Daniel D’Oca. Topics to be addressed include the absence of firearms in design collections, the persistence of an anti-ornament bias in architectural discourse, Main Street USA as rhetorical trope, and the need for designers to make repairable products.

This is the third D-Crit conference organized by, and featuring, graduating D-Crit students. Be part of rich 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.

One thought on “Design Criticism is Everything

  1. Paper Acrobat

    It’s great to see young designers openly talking about and taking criticism with such confidence. Back in the day many young designers (me included) hid behind their work. The teaser videos are very intriguing – do watch them!

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