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

Aneta Zeleznikova – SVA MA Design Research

Aneta Zeleznikova is an interdisciplinary designer. Context and overlap are central to her work. She likes experimenting with various forms, creating (un)realistic scenarios and connecting seemingly unrelated dots. She learned to not blindly follow a crowd but to stand up for herself and her opinions, to be able to explain them, and to stay open to discussion. She does not observe rules if she sees the opportunity to do things better, and she always asks herself enough questions to ensure that she does not just skim the surface.

After studying design and architecture, she’s started to work in the film industry—where “all dreams come true”—although her biggest dream has just begun…

Aneta’s work has been featured in magazines and exhibitions, and she has won a few competitions.

Selected Research & Writing