Rose Sinclair recognised with Special Award for Civic Engagement

Caribbean Front Room installation
Rose Sinclair’s Caribbean Front Room installation

Dr John Price (Department of History) and Rose Sinclair (Department of Design) were recognised with a Special Award for Civic Engagement at the Warden’s Annual Public Engagement Awards 2020, for the interdisciplinary project “Windrush: Arrival 1948”. The awards, which celebrate excellence in public engagement at Goldsmiths, were announced on Thursday, 10 December.

The “Windrush: Arrival 1948” project includes exhibitions, interactive installations, festival activities, and online resources, exploring moments of Arrival and Settlement in post-war Caribbean migration to the UK.

Rose Sinclair said: “This project allowed me as a designer to explore collaborative working practices, across a range of stakeholders, but also gave me the opportunity to take a body of work through a range of iterative and explorative exchanges. It brought me into contact with working with a range of departments and also importantly through both a interdisplinary and multidisplinary exchange of practice with colleagues such as Dr John Price in the History Department, as well as colleagues in Computing and Public Engagement.

The support of external collaborators such as the V&A and Layers of London, enable us as researchers to be able to push the work we do. The project has allowed us to see how important design can be in pushing boundaries of thinking and engagement in social, historical and political issues of our times”.

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