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October 16: SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture with Project Projects, "As of 10.15.12"
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York, United States
Adam Michaels, Prem Krishnamurthy, and Rob Giampietro will speak about their multidisciplinary practice at design studio Project Projects. With a conceptual and critical approach to visual form, the studio engages in varied modes of production across a wide range of media and scales. Each of the three principals will discuss a sampling of current projects, preoccupations, and passions—synthesizing design and editorial work in a self-initiated paperback book series; new modes and venues for curation; and tracing the critical implications of technology on the practice of writing.
Project Projects is a design studio focusing on print, identity, exhibition, and interactive work with clients in art and architecture. The studio was founded in 2004 by Prem Krishnamurthy and Adam Michaels; Rob Giampietro joined as a principal in 2010. The studio has been a Finalist twice in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards (2009 & 2011) and has received numerous distinctions, including the ADC Bronze Medal, TDC Communication Design Award, I.D. magazine’s 2007 Design Distinction Award, the Art Directors Club Young Guns 5 Award, and several Society of Publication Designers merit awards.
When & Where
MFA Design Criticism, School of Visual Arts, http://dcrit.sva.edu
136 West 21 Street, Second Floor (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)
Subway: F, V at 23rd Street; 1 at 23rd Street
The SVA MFA in Design Criticism is a pioneering two-year graduate program that trains students to research, analyze, and evaluate design and its social and environmental implications. Study with some of the best design writers and thinkers of our time, including MoMA’s senior curator of Architecture and Design Paola Antonelli, Design Observer blogger Alexandra Lange, and New York Times critic Phil Patton. Learn how to curate an exhibition, produce a radio segment, launch a blog, edit a publication, host a lecture series, and stage a major conference. Understand the forces shaping contemporary design and immerse yourself in the controversies that challenge it; find your personal voice, hone your writing skills, and develop your critical stance. Join D-Crit alumni working as editors, curators, researchers, managers, educators, and bloggers.
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.
On Tuesday evenings at D-Crit we present lectures by the most thoughtful and provocative writers, editors, designers, and curators practicing today in the interrelated fields of design, architecture and urban planning. Selected to supplement our curriculum with their original methods and alternative viewpoints, these speakers inspire and challenge our students. Our students, in turn, through the discussion they lead, help illuminate the concerns and priorities of design criticism today.
We are already accepting applications for admission in the Fall of 2013. Please contact us for a tour and more information at email@example.com.