#DORCAS TAKES OVER workshops at the V&A

Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair will be running two free workshops this weekend at the V&A, focusing on black British craft, British crafting culture and questioning what constitutes black British textiles. A display from Rose Sinclair’s archive of Dorcas made and inspired memorabilia, ephemera and precious keepsakes will also be available for participants to view during the workshop sessions.

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BA Design show 2019: The Milk Has Turned Against Us

Last week’s BA Design show “The Milk Has Turned Against Us” brought cricket pizza, virtual reality, green giants and performances to Copeland Park in Peckham; the show was open to the public from 14 to 17 June.

We highlighted a few projects from the show on the blog in the weeks leading up to the exhibition; you can find them (again) by following the tag The Milk Has Turned Against Us. The video team at Goldsmiths shot a promo on Aaron Panesar’s project on masculinity:

An article featuring some of the projects from the show has also appeared on the ARTSTHREAD website.

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Fashion Narratives: MA DEP exhibition

An exhibition of work emerging from the Fashions and Embodiment studio of the MA in Design: Expanded Practice was on display by appointment in the Constance Howard Gallery between 31 May-21 June. Responding to objects from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection, the work presented open conversations between making and unmaking, global and local, ethics and aesthetics, objects and system, bodies and clothes.

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Free workshops with Rose Sinclair at the V&A

In collaboration with the V&A Learning Academy
Workshop 1 – Wednesday 19 June 2019 – Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
Workshop 2 – Thursday 20 June 2019 – Seminar Room 2, Sackler Centre
Time: 14.00 – 17.00

The arrival of Caribbean women in postmodern Britain started a new story about how textiles travelled and how this material knowledge, its aesthetic sensibilities, and culture is recorded, preserved and shared.

Join Goldsmiths designer Rose Sinclair, and together discover the textile practices and spaces of Caribbean women. As part of her ongoing research Rose will invite you to explore black British craft, British crafting culture and to question what constitutes black British textiles.

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