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

Christina Schraml – SVA MA Design Research

Christina Schraml is a Vienna based urbanist. She graduated from a joint postgraduate master in European Urban Culture POLIS at the Estonian Arts Academy, VUB Brussels, MMU Manchester and Tilburg University and holds a master’s degree in Philosophy at the University Vienna and RHUL London. She has worked at KÖR—Art in Public Space Vienna (2011) and dérive—Magazine for urban research (2012). Since 2012 Christina teaches at the department of Arts and Society, University of Applied Arts Vienna, where she works with students of the interdisciplinary master programme Social Design Arts as Urban Innovation. As a freelancer, her work is situated at the intersection urbanism and culture. Christina has been involved in urban development projects, guided city tours on urban culture, interventions in public space and art projects.

Christina looks forward to participating in the Summer Residency to experiment with research methodologies and sharpen her critical writing skills, meet like-minded people and explore New York’s urban culture. In her spare time, Christina enjoys playing chess, traveling and exploring cities.