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

Vera Sacchetti – SVA MA Design Research

Vera Sacchetti is a design writer and critic, managing editor at the Barragán Foundation, co-founder of editorial consultancy Superscript and curatorial advisor for the BIO 50 Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Following her training and practice as a communication designer, Vera attended SVA’s MFA in Design Criticism as a Fulbright scholar. She has served as web editor at Domus, co-edited “The Adhocracy Reader” for the 1st Istanbul Design Biennial, and headed communications at the EXD’11/LISBOA design biennale. Her writing has appeared in DomusDisegno, and Frame, among other publications.

Selected Research & Writing