School of Visual Arts

SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series

School of Visual Arts, New York City

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
136 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor
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D-Crit is pleased to present the Spring season of its Tuesday Night Lecture Series. First-year students have curated this Spring's list, which includes Art Institute of Chicago design curator Zoë Ryan, GSA director of Design Excellence and the Arts Casey Jones, documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit and author David Barringer, among others. Students will host and introduce their selected speakers and we invite you to join us in the department for a lecture and some lively discussion followed by drinks and snacks.

March 16: Deborah Marton, executive director of the Design Trust for Public Space
"Design Trust: Building Partnerships to Improve Public Space"

March 30: Casey Jones, director of Design Excellence and the Arts for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
"E Pluribus Unum: Creating Design Policy in the U.S.A"

April 6: Brian Collins and John Fulbrook, chairman and creative director of COLLINS
"Defining the Story"

April 13: Gary Hustwit, independent filmmaker, director of Helvetica and Objectified
"On the Design of Certain Films about Design"

April 20: David Barringer, author, American Home Life (So New Press, 2007), Johnny Red (Word Riot Press, 2005)
"Design As Literature: The Changing Shape of the Novel"

Wednesday April 21: Elio Caccavale, designer and artist
"Design in the Age of Biotechnologies"

April 27: Joanne Dolan Ingersoll, Curator of Costume and Textiles at the Museum of Art, RISD
"Mannequins in the Museum: Perspectives on Curating Fashion"

*Full speaker bios and talk descriptions can be found on the D-Crit Web site,