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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Superpool, “Groundwork in Istanbul” – SVA MA Design Research

Superpool, “Groundwork in Istanbul”

*PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place on aWEDNESDAY*

Superpool prefers observing the scenery instead of being inside it. Rather than being inside Istanbul, within the city’s thousands of years of experience, Superpool steps back in order to see it, to remember and identify its genuine solutions and re-introduces them to life. Research is integral to its work-approach. An architecture office, Superpool pays particular attention to understanding the urban contexts that architecture is located in, as well as the construction processes that shape buildings.

Superpool was founded in 2006 by Selva Gürdogan and Gregers Tang Thomsen. Since 2013, the two are also directing Studio-X Istanbul, an urban laboratory of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.