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

Evelyn Meynard – SVA MA Design Research

Evelyn Meynard is an independent researcher who focuses on the revision of design histories and contemporary practices concerning under-represented or neglected critical and cultural perspectives. She is also interested in presenting her work–whether as curatorial projects or published criticism–in a form and manner accessible to the broadest possible public. Evelyn’s main interests in the field of material culture include but are not limited to architecture, urbanism, sustainability, and design theory. She is the author of a forthcoming book on Chilean architect Emilio Duhart (1917–2006). Currently, she is completing research and writing on two furniture collections Duhart designed in the early 1960s for two inns in the south of Chile, work that remained off the radar of scholars for decades. She holds a master’ss in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies from Parsons School of Design.