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





(212) 592-2228

Elizabeth GlickfieldFounder and Editor of Dirty Furniture – SVA MA Design Research

Elizabeth Glickfield
Founder and Editor of Dirty Furniture

Dirty Furniture is a London-based independent design magazine that uncovers the relationship between people and the things they live with. Founded by Elizabeth Glickfeld, Anna Bates, and Peter Maxwell as a platform for critical and experimental design writing, each issue takes a piece of furniture as its theme and uses it as a springboard to explore topics spanning politics, design, history, technology, psychology, manufacturing, art–and the plain weird. Elizabeth Glickfeld is a design writer, editor, publisher and educator based in London, and co-founder and editor Dirty Furniture. Her writing has appeared in various publications including The Graphic Design Reader (Bloomsbury, forthcoming), Eye, Disegno, Design Issues, Domus and Frieze.

Elizabeth will share the underpinnings of the magazine’s editorial and design ethos and tell the story–both the thrills and the challenges–of sustaining an independent design magazine dedicated to publishing design writing that doesn’t necessarily fuel shopping.

Image: The parliament of the European Union in Strasbourg during a 2014 plenary session. Photo by David Iliff.