Alumni news round-up, October 2020

“Museumable – home objects reimagined” online event with three Goldsmiths Design graduates & researchers

When: 12 November, 18:00 and 14 November, 11:00

Where: Online

Join Goldsmiths Design researchers, lecturers & alumni Daniella Zlotogoura, Lili Golmohammadi, and Becca Rose Glowacki for an online workshop exploring the idea of curating a shared home museum collection. You are invited to choose an object from your home to share in this workshop.

With many having recently spent more time than ever at home, we explore the objects we find ourselves most drawn to. How do these objects live alongside us? And how might they connect to each other?

The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in being creative – no prior training in design or art required.

Booking and more information via EventBrite

Cynthia Voza Lusilu explores community-based support for mental health

Cynthia Voza Lusilu (MA Design: Expanded Practice 2019) is one of the four young designers chosen by the Design Museum for their Designers in Residence programme to respond to this year’s theme of “Care”. The work she will be developing as part of the residency is a continuation of her MA project “Healing Chronicles”, which aimed to facilitate discussion around mental health support in Black British communities. 

Cynthia's Healing Chronicles toolkit at the 2019 MA Design Expanded Practice show: Confluence
Cynthia’s Healing Chronicles toolkit at the 2019 MA Design Expanded Practice show: Confluence

Cynthia was inspired to talk about mental health after her encounter with GARA (Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action) during their occupation of Deptford Town Hall in 2019, when students gathered to share their experiences as people of color: “My own experiences resonated with them and I felt like it was a way to validate them. The type of space that they managed to create is valuable and important, it allows people to talk about what they are going through on a collective level. Unfortunately, a lot of spaces and institutions are not designed to take into account the wellness of Black people, and the collective traumas that Black communities can go through because of systemic racism have a direct impact on their wellbeing. This is a problem of public concern.” Continue reading “Cynthia Voza Lusilu explores community-based support for mental health”

Alumni news round-up, September 2020

"Propaganda" game by Sindi Breshani at the 2018 BA Design degree show
“Propaganda” game by Sindi Breshani at the 2018 BA Design degree show
  • BA Design alumna Millicent Barty will launch her new fashion label at the upcoming London Pacific Fashion Week in February 2021.
  • Tom Oates and Rachel Orphan (BA Design class of 2020) are amongst shortlisted graduates for the i-D and ARTSTHREAD Global Design Graduate Show 2020, which will announce its winners soon. Rachel was also featured in an i-D interview related to the event.
  • Recent BA Design graduates Meg Evans and Luke Radcliffe-Moore are setting up a Sustainable Design Zine, with contributions from many other young creatives. You can pre-order online.
  • Richard Harris, Head of Design and Technology at Raynes Park High School, has won the Pearson National Teaching Silver Award for ‘Teacher of the Year’. Richard is a 2004 graduate of the BA Education with Design and Technology at Goldsmiths, and he was part of the Design Teacher Training Programme in our department.
  • Propaganda, a board game initially developed by Sindi Breshani (BA Design 2018) as a graduation project, is amongst nominated games at IndieCade Anywhere and Everywhere (online, October 16-24).
  • A documentary film directed by Amy Clegg (BA Design 2019) is part of the official selection at Essex DocFest 2020, which will take place online at the end of October.
  • Zoe Stromberg (BA Design 2018) is amongst artists whose artwork is being auctioned online to support the reopening of the Vagina Museum in London.