Alumni news round-up, October 2020

“Museumable – home objects reimagined” online event with three Goldsmiths Design graduates & researchers

When: 12 November, 18:00 and 14 November, 11:00

Where: Online

Join Goldsmiths Design researchers, lecturers & alumni Daniella Zlotogoura, Lili Golmohammadi, and Becca Rose Glowacki for an online workshop exploring the idea of curating a shared home museum collection. You are invited to choose an object from your home to share in this workshop.

With many having recently spent more time than ever at home, we explore the objects we find ourselves most drawn to. How do these objects live alongside us? And how might they connect to each other?

The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in being creative – no prior training in design or art required.

Booking and more information via EventBrite

Rose Sinclair’s “Caribbean Front Room” installation on display in Catford until December

A Caribbean Front Room installation by Rose Sinclair is now on display at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, part of the Windrush: Arrival and Settlement exhibition taking place until December.

A collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London and the London Borough of Lewisham, the project builds on a range of public exhibitions and activities that took place across 2019.

Cynthia Voza Lusilu explores community-based support for mental health

Cynthia Voza Lusilu (MA Design: Expanded Practice 2019) is one of the four young designers chosen by the Design Museum for their Designers in Residence programme to respond to this year’s theme of “Care”. The work she will be developing as part of the residency is a continuation of her MA project “Healing Chronicles”, which aimed to facilitate discussion around mental health support in Black British communities. 

Cynthia's Healing Chronicles toolkit at the 2019 MA Design Expanded Practice show: Confluence
Cynthia’s Healing Chronicles toolkit at the 2019 MA Design Expanded Practice show: Confluence

Cynthia was inspired to talk about mental health after her encounter with GARA (Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action) during their occupation of Deptford Town Hall in 2019, when students gathered to share their experiences as people of color: “My own experiences resonated with them and I felt like it was a way to validate them. The type of space that they managed to create is valuable and important, it allows people to talk about what they are going through on a collective level. Unfortunately, a lot of spaces and institutions are not designed to take into account the wellness of Black people, and the collective traumas that Black communities can go through because of systemic racism have a direct impact on their wellbeing. This is a problem of public concern.” Continue reading “Cynthia Voza Lusilu explores community-based support for mental health”