VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn is about to begin a two-week trip to Bhutan as part of a delegation of SVA faculty and administrators who are going to investigate a possible collaboration between the school and The Royal Kingdom of Bhutan. The MFA Design Department website has just posted a description of the trip, along with a little information about the small Himalayan nation. Here’s an excerpt:
The Land of Thunder Dragon
SVA’s Tom Huhn, Chair Visual & Critical Studies, and MFA Design Co chair Lita Talarico, and Esther Ro-Schofield, Director of Operations, leave today for a two-week trek to Bhutan (Oct 7-21). The goal, initiated by Milton Glaser is to explore possible SVA collaboration and support of The Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, specifically in the areas of education and design. With this relationship, SVA hopes to help create projects in collaboration with them, celebrating the school’s commitment to social action, and ultimately offering realistic solutions to develop products.
You can read the rest here, and learn more about Bhutan at the following sites: