Here’s your chance to get the scoop on the graduate program that we can’t stop talking about and meet the legendary Milton Glaser (you know you ♥ him!). On Saturday, November 17, the School of Visual Arts’ Design Criticism department will host an afternoon of presentations and informal discussion about its MFA in Design Criticism, better known by its rapper name, D-Crit. Students past and present will talk about their experiences, delightful D-Crit chairperson Alice Twemlow will provide a program overview, and faculty members Adam Harrison Levy (BBC documentary producer) and Karrie Jacobs (Metropolis columnist) will discuss the courses they teach. Stick around to hear the man, the myth, the Glaser reflect on the nature and role of design criticism. We hear that coffee, mimosas, and donuts will be yours for the taking, and if you ask nicely, they might let you peruse the twelve-volume reprint set of Domus that we spied in one of the D-Crit classrooms on a recent visit. Register here. And read on for a look at the department’s stellar fall lecture series.
Lectures take place on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the School of Visual Arts in New York City: 136 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor. All lectures are free and open to the public but you do need to register to reserve your space. Check D-Crit’s events page for details.
November 6: Roman Mars, “Now You See It: Telling Stories about the Built World”
November 27: Steve Almond, “How to Make the Reader See It: The Book as a Visual Artifact”
December 4: Murray Moss, “Apples to Oranges: Dialogues between Art and Design in Commerce and Culture”