Design students at the presentation ceremonies

Monday was a happy day for Design students, as they finally got to relax and celebrate their achievements at the presentation ceremonies. After the ceremony, everyone gathered in the tents on the College Green to have a glass of champagne and, well, celebrate some more! We were there too and we got to see some familiar faces.

For example, Chang Hee Lee from the MA in Design: Critical Practice, whose work has been discussed on our blog quite a few times before, most recently concerning the success of „Essence in Space”, his project that transforms music into an olfactory experience…


…and Sungshin Yim, who graduated from a MRes in Design.


Shortly afterwards I came across a group of graduates from the MA in Design and Environment: Christina Papazoglou, Younghee Lee and Donato Santoro. After being done with their studies, they were looking forward to relax a bit before focusing on looking for work. Christina said that she found the course interesting for its theoretical approach, which is something designers are not generally used to. „It’s a good playground”, added Donato.

Christina Papazoglou, Younghee Lee, Donato Santoro

Lena Bush (whose green hair was much admired!)  now has an MA in Design: Critical Practice and she opined that her course and the Goldsmiths approach to design in general are ahead of their time and looking towards the future. Lena had travelled to Falling Walls Lab in Berlin in November to pitch her „Stitch in Time” project, an experience that allowed her to meet many interesting people from a variety of backgrounds- people she wouldn’t have been able to encounter in her usual environment. For now, she is working in commercial branding. Ryan Lem, also from the MA DCP, is planning to relocate to Germany, whom he called „The New Silicon Valley”.

Ryan Lem, Lena Bush

Their classmate Piper Skillman confessed to being a bit disappointed that she did not get to throw her graduation cap into the air, which I think we can all agree is one of the best parts of a graduation ceremony. As for future plans, Piper and her business partner will try the entrepreneur life.


These are, of course, just a few of the Design students who were having their big day. If you have photos or stories of your graduation that you want to share, don’t hesitate to send them our way.

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