SVA d-crit conference 2013

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To-Do: SVA New York’s D-Crit Conference Saturday

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Everybody may be a critic, but not everybody's a professionally educated design critic. If you want to see and hear what they look like, check out the School of Visual Arts' annual D-Crit Conference. The MFA Design Criticism Department (D-Crit) at the NYC school presents “counter/point” this Saturday, May 11, from 12:30–7:30 PM at the SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd St.

Graduate students of the SVA MFA in Design Criticism program will be paired with prominent keynote speakers in their field, including Andrew Blauvelt , curator of Architecture and Design and chief of communications and audience engagement at the Walker Art Center; Fiona Raby , experimental designer and partner in the British design partnership Dunne & Raby; Mark Foster Gage , architect and Yale School of Architecture assistant dean; Toni Griffin , director of the J. Max Bond Center for Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York; and Michael Sorkin, architect, critic, and director of the Graduate Urban Design Program at the City College of New York. Topics to be addressed include the problems inherent in exhibiting graphic design, the persistence of segregation in urban planning, and why there is a resurgence of the literal in contemporary architecture practice. 

The event is free and open to the public. Register at dcrit.eventbrite.com.

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