Graduate Student | MFA Program in Design Criticism (D-Crit)
MoMA Senior Curator of Architecture and Design Paola Antonelli, Architect Bjarke Ingles, Van Allen Institute Director Olympia Kazi, New Yorker writer John Seabrook, Fast Company Senior Editor Linda Tishler, New York Times Contributor Rob Walker, and former Glass House Conversations moderator and Documentary Film Producer Adam Harrison Levy will participate in a discussion on the future of design criticism. This live conversation between leaders in architecture and design takes place in New York City this week at the School of Visual Art's 2011 D-Crit Conference. As a way of engaging the public online, questions and topics for the panel will first be collected via Twitter and this week's Glass House Conversation, and one will be selected and read aloud as part of the live panel discussion on the priorities, possibilities and impact of design criticism.
In the age of the internet, there is no shortage of opinions on design, both professional and amateur. Why is it important that critics be responsible for defending their ideas before a public audience?
Phil gave the final word
In ancient times, thinkers debated collectively in the town square—that’s what Plato’s dialogues are all about. Today’s practice of “defending” a thesis or dissertation is the symbolic descendent of that process. But so is discussion in on line comments or in letter columns. The good critic arrives with a frame of historical and esthetic reference—a template of values and puts new cases in context of earlier ones.
Tuesday, May 3 at 8:34pm
Selected list of words appearing in this and other conversations.