In anticipation of the School of Visual Arts new MFA in Design Criticism program, the department will host a series of readings by prominent design scholars, writers and artists. The first reading takes place November 29 (from 7:00-9:00 p.m.) at KGB Bar in the East Village. "Addressing the concept of home from different angles are: Metropolis magazine columnist Karrie Jacobs, design, technology and culture writer David Womack, and conceptual artist Elizabeth Demaray."
The program, which starts the Fall of 2008, promises to be an exciting development within the field of design criticism in the US--particularly as it represents the first one of its kind. One hopes that it will include teachings on fashion design, considering its relevance to a number of other design disciplines, from architecture to interior design.