SVA MA Design Research

SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism1 is a one-year graduate program2
devoted to the study of design, its contexts & consequences.
Our graduates have gone on to pursue research-related careers in publishing, education, museums, institutes, design practice, entrepreneurship, & more.3

  1. Formerly known as D-Crit
  2. About the program
  3. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. All successful candidates awarded a significant scholarship!
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Alvorada: How Social Change Is Shaping Brazilian Design and Creating Brazil’s Own Design Model – SVA MA Design Research

Frederico Duarte

Alvorada: How Social Change Is Shaping Brazilian Design and Creating Brazil’s Own Design Model

“Alvorada,” Portuguese for “dawn,” is a project that looks at how product and furniture design, or the thinking and making of consumer goods, reflect a country in transition. Addressing momentous issues such as class, national identity, manufacturing scale, and human resources, this thesis reflects upon the relation between the designer as a critical subject and Brazilian society as a realm of possibility and potentiality.