Goldsmiths Design alumnus Justin Ramsden (BA Design 2014) was the designer of LEGO’s Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle set. Hear him talking about his work on the project:
Justin has been featured on the Design blog previously while he was a student; here’s an interview from his graduation year.
Design graduate Tasreen Rahman will run a Comic Book Artists in Residence session at the Jewish Museum in London on 26 August 2018 (1-4 pm). The event will be free to attend, although there is an admission charge to see the museum galleries. Attendees will have the chance to see Tasreen as a comic book artist in action.
Tasreen graduated from the BA Design course at Goldsmiths in 2017; her graduation project was a a comic book based on conversations about difficult, controversial issues. You can (re-)read our older Design Blog interview with Tasreen about her graduation project and her interest in comics here.
Gabriella De Rosa (BA Design 2017) won the Placement at Kinneir Dufort Award in the WEARING INTELLIGENCE 2.0 brief at this year’s RSA Student Design Awards. The brief asked participants to develop a design solution that utilises ‘advanced textiles’ (fabric that has been enhanced by new technologies) to improve well-being or the quality of people’s lives. Gabriella explains:
“I developed my final year project from Goldsmiths and entered my concept InterWeave: an advanced textile interlaced with plants. InterWeave transforms fabric as we know it, offering a range of environmental inspired characteristics that progress textiles. It weaves nature into an everyday, essential item, immersing the wearer in their local environment in order to reconnect humans with the natural world, reduce our environmental impact and improve our well-being. By creating living fabric as an addition to our own body, I create a connection that enriches and expresses our relationship with nature.”
The RSA Student Design Awards is a global curriculum and annual competition for higher education students and recent graduates run by the RSA. Each year the Awards challenge emerging designers to tackle a range of design briefs focused on pressing social, environmental and economic issues.
If you’re a Goldsmiths Design graduate and you’re planning to visit this year’s BA Design show on the opening evening (7 June), stick around later on for an afterparty with fellow alumni, organised by Goldsmiths’ Development and Alumni Office.
The party will happen after 7 pm at the Near & Far Bar in Peckham, only a 5-minute walk from Copeland Park/Bussey Building where the graduation show is taking place. This is a ticketed event (£3) with all proceeds going to supporting students facing financial hardship. Registered guests will receive three drinks vouchers that can be used for a selection of house wine, bottled beers and spirit with mixer. Don’t forget to book your place via EventBrite.