Brian Collins, Gary Hustwit Headline D-Crit’s Spring Lecture Line-up

Design-minded New Yorkers, or those planning to visit Gotham this spring, are in for a treat. The students and staff of D-Crit, the Design Criticism MFA program at the School of Visual Arts, have assembled an outstanding line-up of speakers for the latest installment of their scintillating Tuesday night lecture series. This spring at D-Crit HQ, students will host and introduce speakers including branding champ Brian Collins (whose tête-à-tête with Debbie Millman is one of our all-time favorite episodes of Design Matters), filmmaker Gary Hustwit, and Art Institute of Chicago design curator Zoë Ryan. We suggest RSVPing to as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out on the lectures and lively discussion (followed by drinks and snacks). Here’s a quick look at what’s in store for spring:

  • March 2: Zoë Ryan, “Contemporary Constructions: Design at the Art Institute of Chicago”
  • March 16: Deborah Marton, “Design Trust: Building Partnerships to Improve Public Space”
  • March 30: Casey Jones, “E Pluribus Unum: Creating Design Policy in the U.S.A”
  • April 6: Brian Collins and John Fulbrook, “Defining the Story”

  • April 13: Gary Hustwit, “On the Design of Certain Films about Design”
  • April 20: David Barringer, “Design As Literature: The Changing Shape of the Novel”
  • April 21 (yup, that’s a Wednesday): Elio Caccavale, “Design in the Age of Biotechnologies”
  • April 27: Joanne Dolan Ingersoll, “Mannequins in the Museum: Perspectives on Curating Fashion”

    Lectures are held at the SVA Design Criticism MFA Department, located on the second floor of 136 West 21st Street in New York City. Admission is free but space is limited, so reserve a spot at the lecture(s) of your choice by e-mailing as soon as possible. Detailed lecture descriptions and speaker bios are available here.