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

MFA Products of Design Guest Lecture: Pune Dracker (D-Crit Class of 2021) – SVA MA Design Research

MFA Products of Design Guest Lecture: Pune Dracker (D-Crit Class of 2021)

MFA Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts is thrilled to open to the public our upcoming Guest Lecture titled Scratch That by researcher and writer Pune Dracker (MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism Class of 2021).

Scratch That: About four billion dollars’ worth of instant lottery tickets are sold in New York State alone every year. Who’s playing, and why? We’ll dig into the tools, technologies, and material culture of these quotidian objects to find an alternative moral and economic community.

RSVP to join the livestream of our remote talk on Tuesday, April 12th at 1:00 PM EST

Attendees will receive a Zoom link via email in advance of the lecture. Please check your inbox for details.


Pune Dracker is a researcher, writer and social justice warrior specializing in animal welfare. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction/Poetry from The New School, where she conducted psychogeographic experiments and wrote Fluxus-inspired scores, and an MA in Design Research, Writing & Criticism, where her thesis work explored scratch-off lottery tickets. Her essays have appeared in Hyperallergic, A Critical Read, and Seneca Review, and she is currently researching pop culture-themed Halloween costumes.