Mimi Zeiger

Critic, editor, curator and instigator.

#platform = collaboratively produced publication by SVA summer design writing intensive participants, with Mimi Zeiger & Neil Donnelly.

Freedom of expression within tight constraints: An anthology of thoughts and observations give voice to the collective experience.

Moving from digital to analog, it presents conversational, observational, narrative, and critical tweets produced during the Intensive.

Time is of the essence. Dérive tweets get tagged and bagged. Narratives are shared. Meaning created with collective intelligence.

We distilled two weeks of collective experiences, conversations, and relationships (more than 1,000 tweets), curating 68 for this volume.

Interdisciplinary curation means staying true to a collaborative direction, allowing for a spontaneous selection of educated critiques.

Potential sound of a tweet: quality of tone, incisive critical pitch, the volume that can be generated with 140 characters.

Herein lies the mystical divining rod of the Intensive. A retroactive guidebook to city-slicking, quotable-quotes, and D-Criticism.

#platform’s physical documents navigate back into the city, lingering as messages.

The School of Visual Arts Design Writing and Research Intensive offers students and working professionals a unique opportunity to study closely with a faculty composed of leading writers, editors, researchers, curators and bloggers. Participants spend two weeks in the SVA MFA Design Criticism studio learning how to write compellingly about images, objects and spaces and are introduced to a range of writing genres and a spectrum of methods and formats.

Faculty and lecturers include: Steven Heller, Alice Twemlow, Adam Harrison Levy, Karrie Jacobs, Paul Lukas, Justin Davidson, Mimi Zeiger, and Jennifer Kabat.

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