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Eric Schwartau

Director of Programming, MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism

Eric is a comedian and columnist. He currently pens the Catty Corner column in New York Review of Architecture. He is the co-founder of Talk Hole, a comedy and media brand.

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

He is a former 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.