The D-Crit program at SVA recently held their first annual design criticism conference and to mark the occasion they printed the first edition of The D-Crit Florilegium*. . . “an irregularly appearing volume of writings by students in the School of Visual Arts MFA in Design Criticism.” This first 12-page newsprint edition features selected extracts from the theses of D-Crit’s first graduating class on a wide variety of topics such as the symbolism of the Kafiye, olfactory criticism, Brazilian design and social change, the intersection of design and biology, Mars, and more (see videos of their presentations here). And they’ve got hundreds of them left over from the conference that they’d like to distribute so if you want one, contact Emily Weiner eweiner1 (at) sva.edu .
*“Florilegium” derives from the Latin flos (flower) and legere (to gather): literally a gathering of flowers.