Design Criticism, LIVE

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Present Tense: The 2011 D-Crit Conference

Present Tense: The 2011 D-Crit Conference will present the research of the current graduates of the SVA MFA in Design Criticism on May 4, 2011 at the Visual Arts Theatre in New York City from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Moderated by documentary film producer Adam Harrison Levy, and featuring The New York Times Magazine contributor Rob Walker as keynote speaker. The day concludes with a panel discussion, featuring MoMA’s Paola Antonelli, BIG’s founder and architect Bjarke Ingels, Van Alen Institute’s executive director Olympia Kazi, The New Yorker’s John Seabrook and Fast Company’s Linda Tischler, “who will join Levy and Walker onstage to debate the priorities, possibilities and impact of design criticism,” says Alice Twemlow, D-Crit chairperson.

The topics range from the design of playgrounds to the use of sound as a communicative tool in design and architecture and from a consideration of decay and impermanence in design to an analysis of the Afro as visual archetype. View a detailed schedule here.