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

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New York, NY 10011





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Ellen Lupton, “Design Fictions” – SVA MA Design Research

Ellen Lupton, “Design Fictions”

Ellen Lupton keeps telling stories. In this talk, she will tell the stories behind some new and recent projects, and she will explain how the art of narrative has come to dominate her understanding of design practice. She will draw examples from her work as Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City, as well as from her projects as an author and educator at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.

Ellen Lupton is a designer, writer, curator, and educator. Recent projects at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum include “Graphic Design—Now in Production,” an exhibition on national tour through 2014, co-organized with the Walker Art Center. As director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA, Lupton has authored numerous books on design processes, including Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, and Graphic Design: The New Basics.