The Interaction Research Studio is promoting positive engagement with nature

The Goldsmiths Design research group Interaction Research Studio and the Design Products Programme at the Royal College of Art are currently working together on myNaturewatch, an EPSRC-funded project which aims to promote positive engagements with nature in the UK.

The myNaturewatch team are designing prototypes for digital devices that collect visual and audio content about wildlife around the UK; you can find out more from their website or follow them on Twitter.

And since we’re talking about engagement with nature, the Interaction Research Studio are also working with ornithologist Jamie Dunning on designing ‘sunglasses’ for puffins for a study of their bills’ ultraviolet properties:

Stay tuned for more news about their work as the projects develop further.

M-O-D: The 2018 Undergraduate Design show

Save the dates in your calendar: the 2018 BA Design show, M-O-D (Museum Of Design) will take place on 7-11 June (open to the public 8-10 June, with a private viewing for industry and press on the evening of the 7th). This year, the show is leaving Brick Lane to relocate to the Copeland Park creative hub in Peckham. More information will be available soon, but until then, be sure to follow the show’s Instagram acount for a peek at student work in progress.

 

Call for entries: Design proposals for the 2018 Orwell Prize trophies

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The 2016 Orwell Prize trophies, designed by Goldsmiths BA Design students Archie, Panagiotis and Tom

The Orwell Foundation have once again decided to work with the Goldsmiths Design students to create the trophies for the prestigious Orwell Prize for political writing, to to be presented at an awards ceremony in June 2018.

The competition is open to the following students:

1.BA Design (Year 2 and Year 3)

2.MA Expanded Practice

3.PGCE Design and technology

4.Alumni (BA Design, PGCE, MA, graduates in year 2017)

The project can be undertaken by individuals or groups. Please send your submissions by 23 March 2018 at 4 pm; more details can be found in the project brief, brand guidelines and project timeline.

UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday, 4 May 2018 at 5 pm. The organisers also wish to announce that the chosen submission will receive £500 to support the making of the final awards.

Gold on Film Festival: The Closer We Get


Somewhere’s film The Closer We Get (directed by Karen Guthrie) is screening at Curzon Goldsmiths on Tuesday, March 20th at 18:15 as part of Gold on Film, a festival celebrating films produced by Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Co-Producer & DOP Nina Pope, who is one of the design practitioners supporting and advising our third year BA Design students as Studio mentors. Tickets can be booked online.