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!
SVA MA Design Research

136 W 21st St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10011


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(212) 592-2228

gowanus – SVA MA Design Research


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Gowanus Canal

During a field visit to the Gowanus Canal this past week, the discordant relationship between urban development and nature became painfully clear. The waterway was conceived in a vacuum without any meaningful consideration of its relationships to its surrounding environment and community. Seemingly, from its inception, the Gowanus was considered merely as an artery for […]