Join us to celebrate the launch of How to Nail a Hammer with the graduating Class of 2023 on Tuesday May 16, 2023 beginning at 5:30 PM EST at the SVA Theatre. Together we will pull back the curtain on their research and writing process, and celebrate the launch of their publication How to Nail a Hammer. The evening’s festivities will include short thesis presentations and, a “how-to” panel discussion exploring the publication process featuring The New York Review of Architecture editor and publisher Nicolas Kemper and :Untapped founding editor Tiffany Jow, followed by a reception and book launch.
The evening’s featured presentations:
How to Nail a Hammer also includes these faculty/advisor contributions:
About How to Nail a Hammer:
Nailing a hammer can feel like an impossible task. But the beauty of the challenge lies in the opportunity to get creative: Take a tool and use it the “wrong” way. Question everything. Embrace the unexpected. Break sh*t. Fix it — but leave the cracks. Discover your process.
There are countless ways to research design. What matters most is finding what works for you. In this manual, we’ve collected all sorts of how-to’s. Through sharing our experience of learning to write and writing to learn, we hope you’ll not only enjoy our wide-ranging topics, but also gain valuable tools for thinking and writing about design.
In sharing the tools that helped each of us discover our own unique approach to design writing, our aim is to make the creative process of research disarmingly practical. So grab your nail and hammer, and let’s get started.
– Design Research, Writing and Criticism Class of 2023
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How to Nail a Hammer will be livestreamed, and contain live captioning and ramp access for those who need it.
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