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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Julia Kaganskiy, “Networks as Generators of Creativity” – SVA MA Design Research

Julia Kaganskiy, “Networks as Generators of Creativity”

KaganskiyJulia Kaganskiy, director of NEW INC, New Museum’s art, technology, and design incubator, speaks on the creative potential of collaboration and cross-disciplinary networking in both culture and commerce. She will discuss the shared workspace and professional development program she directs at the New Museum, and how its practices and models of production promote innovation in the fields of art, technology, and design.

Image: courtesy NEW INC, from “Permission to Fail: A Drone Painting Performance,” a collaborative, live performance by Addie Wagenknecht, Lindsay Howard, and Maddy Varner that used drones for mechanically assisted action painting, June 2015.

Julia Kaganskiy, Director of NEW INC, is a recognized cultural producer across the art and technology fields. She previously served as global editor of the Creators Project, a partnership between VICE Media Group and Intel, and founded #ArtsTech Meetup, a group that brings together professionals from New York City’s museums, galleries, art-related start-ups, and digital artists. She has been cited by Fast Company (2011) and Business Insider (2013) as one of the most influential women in technology and profiled in the 2012 AOL/PBS series MAKERS honoring women leaders.