D-CritHow to Nail a Hammer: The D-Crit Class of 2023 Graduate Thesis Symposium and Book Launch

Tue, May 16, 5:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of How to Nail a Hammer with the graduating Class of 2023 on Tuesday May 16, 2023 beginning at 5:30 PM EST at the SVA Theatre. Together we will pull back the curtain on their research and writing process, and celebrate the launch of their publication How to Nail a Hammer. The evening’s festivities will include short thesis presentations and, a “how-to” panel discussion exploring the publication process featuring The New York Review of Architecture editor and publisher Nicolas Kemper and :Untapped founding editor Tiffany Jow, followed by a reception and book launch.

Doors at 5 p.m.

Program begins at 5:30 p.m.

Topics will include:

  • How to sell youth culture, with Ian Beckman Reagan, explores the history of branding the American teenager
  • How to justify an empire with Esty Bagos, considers how Filipino identity has been constructed through cultural exhibitions
  • How to design womanhood with Jessie Sun, examines how media narratives shape public views on women in China
  • How to dehumanize parenthood with Emily Kwok, considers the past, present, and future of the baby monitor
  • How to draw conclusions with Lucas Albrecht, imagines the transformative potential of comics
  • How to reimagine city-life with Evelyn Meynard, calls for drastic action in the face of climate change
  • How to stay cool with Auston Gonzalez reflects on the state of luxury retail as cultural hub