Last week was Milan Design Week, and we were happy to hear about one of our own alumni exhibiting there. Chuly Lee, who graduated from the MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (Design pathway) at Goldsmiths in 2012, was part of the ARTS THREAD x Designersblock 2016 showcase in Milan.
Here is what Chuly told us about this experience:
“As a Goldsmiths graduate, I am very proud of having a show during Milan Design Week 2016. Four years ago, when I was doing my MA at the College, I’ve been here to look around exhibitions as a study tour with other MA in Design students. This space reminds me of those old memories.
I think this experience is very much worth it for me, to accelerate what I am doing. It is definitely essential to have an exhibition, as a person who designs and makes things all day in the studio, because it is needed to know how my work communicates with the public, and to realise what my work makes people feel: satisfied or unsatisfied, and so on. So I believe it is very important for current design students to both visit and have this kind of shows and fairs, as many as they can, before graduation. Therefore, they can naturally get to know how this industry goes and how they will deal with their stuff in the future.
I am currently working on ceramic objects and porcelain jewellery. At this show, I’ve been meeting many people visiting from around the world. They gave me feedback that I even didn’t think about, and some of it is very positive, which makes me feel cheered up to do my business.”
(Images courtesy of Chuly Lee)