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

Rachel Harris-Huffman – SVA MA Design Research

Rachel is an artist and writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her BFA in Fine Arts & Crafts from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and continued studies in Arts Management at the University of New Mexico. As the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Program, she collaborated with local nonprofit organizations, schools, and museums to bring educational programming to Albuquerque’s diverse public.

As a writer, she is primarily interested in stories about cultural patrimony and the restitution of antiquities to their nations of origin. She is currently working on a book that follows the story of an ancient human skull from Teotihuacan that was illegally removed from the site in the 1960s, brought to the USA where it was kept in storage at an art museum for several decades and was recently repatriated to Mexico.

Selected Research & Writing