Are you thinking about contributing to the 2019/20 RSA Student Design Awards? The Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative are organising three hands-on workshops to help students gain an understanding of circular economy thinking- one of which will run online. More information can be found on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation website.
In September, a team of students and staff from the MA in Design: Expanded Practice travelled to Korea to display student work at the international Gwangju Design Biennale. The projects were produced a part of the ‘Pataphysical Responses’ brief on the course earlier this year.
Students Stacey Joy Rossouw, Daye Song and Youngsang Kim worked alongside Goldsmiths Design staff members Terry Rosenberg and Martin Conreen to curate, design and set up the show on the ground. Watch the video above to see how the trip went!
A mural commemorating the 1977 Battle of Lewisham was recently unveiled at Goldsmiths. The work is the result of a collaboration between local community groups and graphic designer Ted Low, a Goldsmiths Design graduate. More information can be found on the Goldsmiths website.
Several MA Design: Expanded Practice students/graduates took part in Makerversity’s Re-Making Place Civic Hack this year. The project brought together practitioners with diverse skills to answer the question: “How can we create new conversations around the use of public space in cities in terms of inclusion, interaction and civic good?”
After an initial event in July facilitated by Hefin Jones (an Associate Lecturer in the Design department at Goldsmiths), three teams worked over the summer on their ideas for reimagining the function of urban public space. The outcomes were then presented in an exhibition at Somerset House during the London Design Festival, competing for a chance to put the proposals into practice and win a six month residency sponsored by the Northbank BID.