‘Road Movie’ is a collaborative project between the MA Design: Expanded Practice programme at Goldsmiths, University of London and CAMPER. The students participating in the project were asked to explore and engage with CAMPER’s idea of the Walking Society through the discovery and exploration of the city.
“Walking means traveling – going from one place to another. It also means advancing, improving, developing, innovating. The Walking Society is a virtual community open to everyone: to diverse social, cultural, economic and geographic backgrounds. Individually as well as collectively, it champions imagination and energy, bringing useful and positive ideas and solutions to better the world. In a simple and honest way.” CAMPER Walking Society
“Design always acts as an ‘inbetweener’, a narrative connection between two distinct points in time and space. The nature of this connection, its material and conceptual range (how fast, how efficient, how immediate, how long, how ornate, how timely, etc) is informed by the contextual and ideological framework of ‘the possible’, which lies at its origin”. Professor Roberto Feo, Goldsmiths, University of London
In road movies, travelling is used as a narrative device that allows the writer or director to piece together a story through a series of chance encounters which obstruct the protagonists’ progress of getting from A to B. The traveller therefore can never be just an observant, a passer-by, or a flaneur. Their very existence sets off the series of combustions that create the story itself.
Millicent Barty (a graduate of our BA Design course) was chosen to be amongst the newest class of Obama Foundation Scholars, a program at Columbia University and the University of Chicago which gives “rising leaders from the United States and around the world who are already making a difference in their communities the opportunity to take their work to the next level through an immersive curriculum that brings together academic, skills-based, and hands-on learning.”
Millicent is one of 24 newly-announced Scholars and is part of the Columbia University half of the group. A social entrepreneur from the Solomon Islands, she is the founder and lead designer of Millicent Designs. Millicent received the prestigious Queen’s Young Leader Award in 2018 and is the Advisor to the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Board which supports young change-makers across the Commonwealth.
Santander Universities is working with JS Group to provide 400 undergraduates, graduates and post-graduates from UK universities the opportunity to win a grant ranging from £50 to £1,000. The successful applicants (who will be chosen at random) will be able to use their grant value to purchase a variety of resources directly from the Santander Aspire Tech webstore, including laptops, printers, internet data, magazine subscriptions and much more.
Applications are open until 11pm on Wednesday 25th August.