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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designresearch@sva.edu

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@dcrit

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(212) 592-2228

Akiko Busch, “How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency” – SVA MA Design Research

Akiko Busch, “How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency”

Acclaimed author and D-Crit faculty member Akiko Busch will join us in the department to discuss ideas from her new book, How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency. She will center her attention on the chapter “Invisible Ink” and consider “why the ink we do not see is as much a part of contemporary human expression as the ink we do see.”

This lecture is followed by a short Q&A and drinks reception, where you can take the opportunity to chat with our speaker as well as students and faculty of the program. This event free and open to the public, but you must RSVP to attend.

 

Akiko Busch is the author of How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency, published by Penguin Press in spring 2019. Her previous essay collections include Geography of Home, The Uncommon Life of Common Objects, Nine Ways to Cross a River, and The Incidental Steward. She was a contributing editor at Metropolis magazine for twenty years, and her essays about design, culture, and nature have appeared in numerous national magazines, newspapers, and exhibition catalogues. She has taught at the University of Hartford and Bennington College and is currently on the faculty at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has been recognized by grants from the Furthermore Foundation, NYFA, and Civitella Ranieri. She lives in the Hudson Valley.