Goldsmiths Design Festival talks and workshops

Paulina Klapetek at the 2015 Goldsmiths Design Festival
Paulina Klapetek at the 2015 Goldsmiths Design Festival

More and more exciting events are being added to the programme of the Goldsmiths Design Festival, opening later this week. All of the following talks and workshops are free to attend:

  • MA Design and Innovation student Sanchit Kedia is organising two festival events as part of his graduation project “Firefly”. On Thursday, 15 September, a materials workshop focused on DuPont Corian and its creative applications will take place between 2-5 pm, while on Friday, 16 September, Divij Jhamb of TRL will hold a talk on “Driving Consumer Innovation through Co-Creation” at 2 pm.
  • Another Friday event (starting 3.30 pm) features guest speaker Cat Drew of Policy Lab in a talk about bringing new policy tools and techniques to the UK Government using design.
  • Ar 4.30 pm, a lecture with Goldsmiths Design’s Tobie Kerridge will take an emergent project as a case study for discussing how interests can shape a framework for practice based design research.
  • Friday evening will end with “Untangling Stories”, an experimental performance with MA Design and Environment student Paulina Klapetek, followed by a Q&A.
  • Finally, on Sunday, 18 September, come hear Jimmy Loizeau and Liam Healy talk about “Design Unlikely Futures“, a project that emerged from volunteering at the Calais refugee camp.

We’re also happy to announce the second confirmed speaker at the Alumni Reunion evening (16 September, 6.30 pm): Chasity Johnson, an MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship graduate, will present Haute Ecology, an online ethical apparel company “for those who want to look fly without destroying the planet”.