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

Justin Zhuang – SVA MA Design Research

Justin Zhuang is a Singapore-born writer and researcher interested in design, cities, culture, history, and the media. His deep interest in Singapore’s visual culture and design scene led him to serve as the contributing editor for the visual culture publication, The Design Society Journal. In 2012, he published his first book on design, INDEPENDENCE: The history of graphic design in Singapore since the 1960s, which traces the evolution of the nation’s graphic design scene over the last five decades. He has continued research on this topic by starting the Singapore Visual Archive and Archiving.SG, two online resources to document the country’s design history. Justin has also contributed to the Singapore Memory Project and helped the Land Transport Authority document the design and construction of 32 artworks, which were installed in Singapore’s Circle Line mass rapid transit train stations.

Selected Research & Writing