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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Benjamin Prosky, “Designing Culture” – SVA MA Design Research

Benjamin Prosky, “Designing Culture”

Though visually compelling, architecture and design can be challenging to present in various forms of media. Museums and galleries continuously struggle with the question “How do you exhibit a building?” Architecture and design print publications, once essential tools for the dissemination of projects, are now rendered artifacts by digital media. So, what is the role of design publications today? In this lecture Prosky will explore his experience of interpreting design through media intended to reach both specific and varied audiences.

Benjamin Prosky is executive director of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) and the Center for Architecture. He previously served as assistant dean for communications at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). In 2009, Prosky cofoundedArchitizer, and until May 2011 was the director of special events and external affairs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. From 2002 to 2005, he was head of public and university programs at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, Canada, and from 1999 to 2002 he was an exhibitions coordinator for the Institut francais d’architecture in Paris, France. He graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Urban Studies and a minor in French language.