Third Thursday at the City Reliquary: New Critics Speak New York

Third Thursday at the City Reliquary:
New Critics Speak New York
D-Crit Readings at the City Reliquary Museum

Join recent graduates from the Design Criticism program at SVA as they consider design stories, history and ephemera in the city of New York. We will start in Willets Point with your urban adventure guide, Alan Rapp, as he explores a neighborhood curiously missing from the urban gird. Sarah Froelich bridges the Queens/Manhattan divide with her personal essay unwrapping the visual metaphors of the Queensboro Bridge. Midtown mysteries are revealed in John Cantwell’s presentation, as we learn who exactly design the Trump Tower’s signage. The eccentricity of pop-culture is dimensionalized in Chappell Ellison’s look into the transformation of the Movie Palace into the modern day Multiplex. And if you are mourning the loss of cultural icons such as the Roxy Theatre, join Angela Riechers on an audio boat tour of memorial landmarks across the city’s perimeter. This program was organized by fellow design critic Amelia Black and Molly Surno, of the City Reliquary Museum.

D-Crit is a pioneering masters program where students research, analyze and evaluate design and its social and environmental implications. Drawing on the broadest possible definition of design, the curriculum includes graphic, Web and product design as well as fashion, urban planning and network systems. Find more information on the website ( as well as on our own website at

Thursday August 19th 2010
FREE at The City Reliquary.
Brooklyn Beer will be sold for a cheap donation.

370 Metropolitan Avenue at Havemeyer

Featured Critics:
John Cantwell
Sarah Froelich
Alan Rapp
Angela Riechers

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