Susan Yelavich


Associate Professor/Director, Design Studies MA, Parsons 

Design as Damage, Erasure, Repair, and (or) Renewal

Susan Yelavich is Associate Professor and Director of the MA Design Studies program in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons School of Design, the New School. Her current research explores design through literature and the relationship between textiles and architecture. Yelavich is the author of numerous articles and books, including the forthcoming Thinking Design through Literature (Routledge, 2018), Design as Future-Making (Bloomsbury, 2014), Contemporary World Interiors (Phaidon, 2007), Pentagram/Profile (Phaidon, 2004), Inside Design Now (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian, 2003), Design for Life (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian, 1997), and The Edge of the Millennium: An International Critique of Architecture, Urban Planning, Product and Communication Design (Whitney Library of Design, 1993). She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (2003-2004). Previously, she was the assistant director for public programs at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.


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