Alumna Millicent Barty amongst Obama Foundation Scholars

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.

Alumni news round-up, August 2021

The latest issue of Goldlink, the Goldsmiths alumni magazine, includes a story on Selin Yigitbasi-Ducker, a 2017 graduate of our MA in Design & Innovation.

Goldsmiths Design alumna Kirsty Minns,  executive creative director at Mother Design, talks about her career trajectory in this podcast.

Sticky Fingers Publishing, founded by BA Design graduates, is amongst participants in Printed Matter, Independent Print and Publication Fair organised by Collective Ending on 14 August.

Short animated film “Do Not Feed the Pigeons”, produced by Jordi Morera (BA Design 2013) will screen in the official competition at Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in Switzerland.

Alumna Millicent Barty (BA Design 2013) is a guest speaker at this online event on “Young People and Leadership in the Pacific”, 11 August. 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.

Alumna Zara Arshad talks about documenting East Asian visual culture in this AIGA Eye on Design interview.

Megan Watson (BA Design 2020) is amongst shortlisted artists for the Glyndebourne Tour Art Competition 2021.

Santander Aspire Tech Grant programme open for applications

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.

Applicants will need to apply via the Santander Scholarship platform. Please see the Terms and Conditions on the Santander Scholarship website for further details.

Goldsmiths CCA residents- Open call

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is inviting applications for up to 3 student or alumni collectives or groups to become part of our new Residents Programme, starting in autumn 2021. It’s an exciting initiative developed to broaden the voices, relationships, and lines of inquiry of the CCA.

Overview of Residents

Residents will see up to 10 community and student groups take up residence in the John Garcia Family Foundation Gallery (the first gallery as you enter the building) over the long-term. Each will use the space on a regular schedule – either weekly, fortnightly, monthly – to host their activities, as an additional resource for their core work. Residencies will last 1 year (reviewable depending on emerging needs and priorities).

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