D-Crit launched its first Chapbook, At Water's Edge. The D-Crit Chapbooks present work written and edited by students in the School of Visual Arts MFA in Design Criticism.
At Water's Edge gathers the essays written in author Akiko Busch's "Reading Design" class about aspects of the New York waterfront.
The students' essays explore Wave Hill, The Little Red Lighthouse, Hudson River Greenway, Hunters Point, Water Taxi Beach, Pier 51, East River State Park, the Staten Island Ferry, the Red Hook piers, and the Gowanus Canal.
In collecting these pieces, At Water's Edge charts its own view of the New York shoreline.
The chapbook was edited by D-Crit students Saundra Marcel and Vera Sacchetti alongside D-Crit faculty member Akiko Busch; it was designed by Walker Design and Ryan G. Nelson in Minneapolis.
As the first in the D-Crit chapbook series, it provides a forum to showcase the work of students in this innovative graduate program.