Goldsmiths Design Festival news: Fashions and Embodiment workshop, Alumni evening

Only ten days remain until the start of this year’s Goldsmiths Design Festival (15-18 September), when the department opens its doors for a series of free design events, including the 2016 Postgraduate show!

The Masters students’ final exhibition will be open on 16-18 September, after an industry and press private view which takes place on the evening of September 15th. For a peek at the graduation projects, have a look at the Festival website, where students are uploading information and images on their work, tackling a variety of topics from diagnosing eating disorders amongst Chinese youth to crowding on the Underground and cat cafes.

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But the festival includes other events as well. All day on 15 September, artists Celia Pym and Emma Hoette will be facilitating a Fashions and Embodiment workshop, initiated in collaboration with the Goldsmiths Fashion Research Unit and the MA Fashion Programme, and supported by Goldsmiths Annual Fund. The workshop will explore the relationship between fashion and movement through the acts of wearing and repairing; all participants must bring with them at least one garment that requires mending.

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On the evening of 16 September, the Design department and the Development and Alumni Office at Goldsmiths will host a Design alumni evening reception. The first confirmed Design alumnus to be a speaker at the event is Nicholas O’Donnell-Hoare (MA Design: Critical Practice 2010), currently Head of Design and UX at Pi ltd, and a PhD student at the University of Dundee where he is researching Disruptive technologies and Design for Sustainability. (This is a good time to re-read an old interview with Nicholas on the Design blog).