Yelavich, Susan


Susan Yelavich
MFA, Fine Arts and History, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Associate Professor of Design Studies and Director, MA Design Studies, School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School of Design

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Areas of Expertise:
Design exhibitions, design and architectural history and criticism
A recognized leader in the field of design studies, Susan Yelavich is the author of Design as Future-Making, is on the Advisory Board of Design Storia e Ricerche, the journal of the Italian Association of the History of Design, and lectures frequently on design and architecture. She was awarded the 2003–04 Rolland Rome Prize Fellowship in Design by the American Academy in Rome. Formerly the assistant director for public programs at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Yelavich co-curated the museum’s 2003 National Design Triennial.
Courses Taught:
  • A Social Imaginary of the Urban: The Spatial, the Temporal, and the Political
  • Global Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century: Culture
  • Design and the New Ornament
  • Writing for the Public Realm
  • Design Practices & Paradigms
  • Design Fictions: Illuminating the Nature of Design
  • Words as Characters
Recent Publications:

Design as Future-Making (2014)

Contemporary World Interiors (2007)

PentagramProfile (2004)

Inside Design Now (2003)

Design for Life (1997)

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