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.

Alumna Bethany Rigby at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

“Mining the Skies” is an installation by Bethany Rigby (Goldsmiths BA Design 2017) for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition titled “How Will We Live Together?”, curated by Hashim Sarkis.

Situated in the Central Pavilion at the Giardini, the installation is a place of contemplation on the future of extra terrestrial resources. The installation comprises of three amorphous mirrored panels and an arrangement of geological specimens. Each geological specimen relates to current research into extra terrestrial mining, and includes geological simulants from the European Space Agency, metallic meteorites and personal specimens of asteroid mining entrepreneurs and planetary geologists. Etched onto their mirrored panels are morse-code extracts of the Outer Space Treaty, Moon Agreement and US Space Act that relate to the ownership of extra terrestrial resources.

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