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Orientation 2014: Day 1 Snapshots

Orientation 2014: Day 1 Snapshots

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 26th and 27th, the MFA Products of Design program welcomed its third year of students—20 in all—who immersed themselves in two days of orientation comprised of logistics review, sharable economy workshops, food competitions, faculty reception, Visible Futures tour and futuring/speculative object creation and exhibition. Here are some snapshots of Day 1 of this year's orientation! (Check out Day 2 snapshots here.) READ POST

Snapshots of the 2014 Masters Thesis Presentations: F1RST

Snapshots of the 2014 Masters Thesis Presentations: F1RST
On May 8th, 2014, the inaugural Masters Thesis Presentations, F1RST, took place at the SVA Theatre in New York City. Friends, faculty, colleagues, family and fans took part in the celebration, where 15 students presented their thesis projects. View all the projects here, and enjoy snapshots from the day below! READ POST

Faculty Potluck 2014 Snapshots

Faculty Potluck 2014 Snapshots
Our annual faculty potluck was once again hosted by the gracious Claire Hartten, who's Brooklyn outdoor space we filled with delicious home cooking and great cheer. Here are a few pics of the evening. READ POST

Design and Politics: SVA Works With the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Design and Politics: SVA Works With the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

This blog post was written by Natalie Balthrop, Producer at Zago— a strategy and design studio in Manhattan. She co-led a workshop with the inaugural class of the SVA Products of Design graduate students with Manuel Toscano, CEO at Zago. Below is the story of workshop and the impact the students’ work had. READ POST

Cameron Tonkinwise Visits As Part Of The Visiting Lecture Series

Cameron Tonkinwise Visits As Part Of The Visiting Lecture Series
On April 22nd (and fittingly, Earth Day), Cameron Tonkinwise returned to give the closing lecture of the 2013-2014 Visiting Lecture Series. The talk was entitled "Design as Deliberate but Deliberative Futuring." In the talk, Cameron argues that "where craft was mired in real-time in-the-field trial-and-error, design promised processes of forethought to find and decide on preferred futures. The mania today for design thinking iterations, rapid full-scale prototyping, and pivoting lean beta releases threatens to return us to the era of craft." READ POST