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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Michael Meredith, “Playful Experimentation and Criticism” – SVA MA Design Research

Michael Meredith, “Playful Experimentation and Criticism”

MOS studio is an architectural practice that was born out of playful experimentation. But what does being experimental mean and how is this related to criticism? From its Greek kritikos, the ability to make judgments is vital in MOS’s deliberate practice. Michael Meredith, co-principal and co-founder of MOS, will talk about critical theory through his experience as an editor, critic, and educator and how this has shaped the way he sees the world of architecture and design.

Michael Meredith is an associate professor of architecture at Harvard and Princeton University. In 2003, he was a resident at the Atlantic Center for the Arts with the art critic Dave Hickey and, in 2000, he completed a residency at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Together with his partner, Hilary Sample, his firm MOS has designed furniture, products, sound, speculative architecture projects, artist collaborations such as the MoMA/P.S.1 AfterParty in 2009, and residences in New York, Ontario, Texas, and California.