Goldsmiths Prize winner announced, receives trophy made by Design students

“The Long Take” by Robin Robertson, a novel in verse on post-war America, is the winner of the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize, which rewards fiction “that breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form”. The winner was announced yesterday in a ceremony at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, and received a trophy made (as in previous years) by Goldsmiths Design students.

The 2018 Goldsmiths prize trophy, with Design students Maja Nordblom and Samuel Warren
The 2018 Goldsmiths prize trophy, with Design students Maja Nordblom and Samuel Warren

You can read more about “The Long Take” and its author on the Goldsmiths website.

1.1 +1: First year project

For their first brief on the BA Design course, first year students were asked to choose, analyse and define a V&A collection, whether materially, conceptually, politically, or in terms of use or meaning. They were then asked to design one more object that belongs with the collection based on their rationale. Here are some photos from the mini-show exhibiting the outcomes:

The brief is a first reflection on the sessions students have undertaken previously this term in two weeks of introductory Technical Studies, and one week of Methods and Processes. More photos of the exhibition can be found on Flickr.

MA Design: Expanded Practice students tackle fresh brief in new studio space

Starting this year, MA students in the Design department have the use of new studio spaces based in the Lewisham & Southwark College (LESOCO) campus at Deptford Bridge, a short walk from the main Goldsmiths campus. (Design students shouldn’t be too worried about missing out on the Goldsmiths vibe and connections: the MFA in Fine Art studios are also based at LESOCO.)  On the day these photos were taken, the new studios were already abuzz with activity and work in progress.

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Design graduate wins entrepreneurship award

Selin Yigitbasi, a 2017 graduate of our MA in Design & Innovation, won the The Family Business Network (FBN) Next Generation Lombard Odier Award at the FBN 29th Global Summit in Venice on 12th October. The award recognises outstanding intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial projects initiated by the next generation of family business owners.

26 year-old Selin is the founder of Goodsted, “a platform for socially purposeful individuals and organisations that would like to volunteer their skills or donate products and spaces to non-profit social projects”, in addition to being a fourth generation member of Yasar Holding A.S.

More information about the competition and how the winners were chosen can be found in the official press release on the Lombard Odier website.