First year student wins climate change-focused art competition

Nicholas Bennett, a first year BA Design student at Goldsmiths, is the winner of the #CreateCOP25 competition launched by artist management agency Art Partner. The contest invited young creatives to submit artistic proposals that engage with contemporary issues around climate change.

Nicholas’s winning entry is a waterproof formal suit for people to wear during flooded commutes:

I created this work a year ago, whilst exploring the ways people use objects to protect themselves from environmental forces. I started creating solutions for flooding with the everyday objects that surrounded me. This issue is becoming increasingly prevalent, since I’ve completed this work the news has been constantly filled with people living in floods such as recently in the UK and Venice, I used temporary waterproofs as a solution. It also fascinated me how we attempt to face climate consequences. I wanted to continue to understand the lengths people will go to, to carry on with ‘life’.

More information about the competition and the winners can be found on the Art Partner website.

2019 MA Show “Confluence” preview: Ghaith Nassar

This year’s MA in Design: Expanded Practice degree show, “Confluence” will be open to the public on 13-16 December. As we approach the day of the exhibition opening, we’re giving you a preview of the diverse projects that will be on display. Today, we’re looking at the work of Ghaith Nassar:

Image of Ghaith Nassar's work

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2019 MA Show “Confluence” preview: Charis Poon

This year’s MA in Design: Expanded Practice degree show, “Confluence” will be open to the public on 13-16 December. As we approach the day of the exhibition opening, we’re giving you a preview of the diverse projects that will be on display. Today, we’re looking at the work of Charis Poon:

Charis Poon project field notes

“This year, two endlessly complex concerns have occupied my mind, Brexit and the 2019 Hong Kong Protests. I wanted to respond to these two concerns with positive action that was celebratory and encouraged questions, even while I was fully cognizant that design would not be a magic wand solution. Continue reading “2019 MA Show “Confluence” preview: Charis Poon”

2019 MA Show “Confluence” preview: Daniel Whitcroft

This year’s MA in Design: Expanded Practice degree show, “Confluence” will be open to the public on 13-16 December. As we approach the day of the exhibition opening, we’re giving you a preview of the diverse projects that will be on display. Today, we’re looking at the practice statement of Daniel Whitcroft:

Work by Daniel Whitcroft

“A century has now passed since Edward Gordon Craig first wrote of the Uber-Marionette and still no one truly knows what the theatre practitioner was talking about, although many have offered theories, ultimately no conclusive evidence exists that can support any of the proposed hypotheses. Continue reading “2019 MA Show “Confluence” preview: Daniel Whitcroft”