MA student work at City Co-Labs Hack exhibition

MA students Jheel Kankaria and Tajwar Aziz participated in the the City Co-Labs Hack at Makerversity this summer, facilitated by Goldsmiths Design Associate Lecturer (and alumnus) Hefin Jones. They will be presenting the ideas that they developed as part of London Design Festival. Their proposal explores how public space can acknowledge the work of unpaid carers and their accessibility needs on public transport.

Makerversity’s Civic Hacks address the big social issues of our time. Fostering collaboration between makers and the public, they explore design’s role in creating radical solutions to the problems we face.

The exhibition will be on at Somerset House from September 16th -22nd; further details can be found here.

Interaction Research Studio’s Nature Scenes installations to be exhibited during the London Design Festival

A Nature Scene installation

Nature Scenes installations designed by the Interaction Research Studio will be exhibited as part of Brompton Biotopia during the London Design Festival this September. The installations, a series of simple habitats that incorporate hidden cameras for capturing images of wildlife, are part of the wider MyNatureWatch project.

The My Naturewatch Camera is an open-source design that supports new ways of engaging with both nature and technology, that can be made by anyone, and used in a variety of wildlife situations. The Brompton Biopia habitats are built to attract wildlife, integrating natural materials such as gourds and coconut shells. You can read more about the project in this Dezeen article.

Redesigning Stewardship workshop

When: Monday, 16 September 2019, 1-5 pm

Where: Room 143, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

Book your free place on EventBrite

Practice researchers in Arts and Humanities are invited to a workshop with delegates of National Trust, Forestry Commission, Canal and Rivers Trust and colleagues from the Civic Engagement and Public Engagement at Goldsmiths. The broad aim for the workshop is to share perspectives and establish a set of interests for future activity.Read More »

Rose Sinclair to speak at the V&A’s Digital Design Weekend

Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair will be one of the speakers at “Amplifying unheard voices”, an event taking place at the V&A on 21 September as part of Digital Design Weekend.

Artists, researchers and entrepreneurs will be exploring and advocating for more diverse narratives in craft and digital cultures. Rose Sinclair’s talk will be titled “Arrivals 1948: Crafts and Settlement, questions of making”. You can book your place on the V&A website.

You will also be able to find Rose at the “Windrush: Arrival 1948” installation throughout the weekend; read the full programme of the event here.