SVA D-Crit to Ponder Evil in E. Vill.

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In the perfect world, we’d meet up with Steven Heller every Thursday evening to discuss Swastikas, Modernist movie malice, and epistolary relationships with Philip Johnson. Alas, reality dictates that such festivities be limited to a particular Thursday, but luckily, it’s this coming one! On March 27, the School of Visual Arts‘ MFA Design Criticism department (better known by its rapper name, D-Crit) will hold a reading night from 7-9pm at KGB Bar in New York’s East Village.

KGB? E. Vill.? The event details hint at the night’s theme, as readers will look at design through the murky lens of evil. [The following line-up should be read using your best Vincent Price imitation]

Editor and writer Andrea Codrington examines Modernist design as a signifier of malice in Hollywood films; D-Crit co-founder and SVA MFA Design co-chair Steven Heller reflects on the Swastika and its potential for redemption as a symbol; and Metropolis columnist Philip Nobel reads an open letter he wrote shortly after the death of the architect Philip Johnson.