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Eric Schwartau

Director of Operations, MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism

Eric is a comedian and columnist. He is one-half of Talk Hole, a comedy brand and column for Gawker and formerly Interview Magazine. Talk Hole's work has been featured in Dazed magazine, GQ Australia, Mic, The New York Times, Time Out New York, Interview Magazine, The Creative Independent, and Art in America. His writing can be found in publications including New York Review of Architecture, and Gawker, Editorial Magazine, and Ssense Magazine.

At D-Crit, Eric fulfills numerous roles in the department as Graduate Advisor, Applied Media and Thesis Development Workshop instructor, and Program Coordinator of the Design Writing & Research Summer Intensive.

He is a former Book Editor at Taschen, where he worked on art & photography titles as well as series with The New York Times and National Geographic. He holds a B.A. in Urban Studies with Honors from Vassar College.