Design graduate launches debut music album

Portrait photo of Hannah Hull by Marley Starskey Butler, accompanied by a poem written by Hannah for the release of the album

Burning Salt, a musical project led by MA Design and Innovation alumni Hannah Hull, have launched their debut album Automatic Lullaby as a digital-only independent release.

Alongside Hannah, the band also includes Bobby Williams on electric guitar and John Parker on double bass. Drummer Daisy Palmer (Paloma Faith, Goldfrapp, Mesadorm) joins the band on a few of the tracks.

Goldsmiths Graduate Design Scheme: Rada Lewis brings to life “The Wolf and His Victims”

The Graduate Design Scheme is an opportunity for Goldsmiths Design graduates to return on campus and work on their own projects: for a fee, they can use a studio space, the workshops, and book machinery. This academic year, Rada Lewis (BA Design 2010) came back to Goldsmiths to develop a personal project based on a Bulgarian folk tale with political connotations about revenge, unity and how we can learn to live with each other.

Rada is bringing to life the “The Wolf and His Victims” through puppets constructed primarily out of paper; the outcome of the project will be a book and, ultimately, a stop-motion animated film. You can read the story and see images from the project on Rada’s website.

On how the project started:

“My work has always been text-based, I’m interested in text – fiction as well as non-fiction. I am from Bulgaria, and my sister sent me some Bulgarian folk stories she found extremely amusing, just for a laugh. I read this and I thought, I need to draw it. So first I started drawing it with pencils, then I started making the characters out of paper. I like making paper sculptures, so this felt natural and comfortable for me.” Continue reading “Goldsmiths Graduate Design Scheme: Rada Lewis brings to life “The Wolf and His Victims””

Alumna Dorota Bojanowska featured in the Polish press

Dorota’s graduation project “GIRL GIRL GIRL” at the 2018 Goldsmiths BA Design show

The graduation project of alumna Dorota Bojanowska (BA Design 2018) has been featured in Polish media outlets recently. Dorota’s work has appeared in the independent culture magazine KMAG, as well as in an interview for Vogue Poland.

Dorota mentions in the interview that “she liked the fact that she devoted her time to searching for ideas” at Goldsmiths; you can read the full piece on the Vogue Poland website.

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.