Team including MA DEP alumna wins Makerversity Civic Hack

Several MA Design: Expanded Practice students/graduates took part in Makerversity’s Re-Making Place Civic Hack this year. The project brought together practitioners with diverse skills to answer the question: “How can we create new conversations around the use of public space in cities in terms of inclusion, interaction and civic good?”

After an initial event in July facilitated by Hefin Jones (an Associate Lecturer in the Design department at Goldsmiths), three teams worked over the summer on their ideas for reimagining the function of urban public space. The outcomes were then presented  in an exhibition at Somerset House during the London Design Festival, competing for a chance to put the proposals into practice and win a six month residency sponsored by the Northbank BID.

Team Caring for Carers working on their project
Team Caring for Carers working on their project

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Service Design Fringe Festival 2019: Designing in Times of Uncertainty

Lily McCraith’s graduation project at the 2019 BA Design show

“Meet the The Service Design Fringe Festival x Arts Thread Rising Stars – 2019 graduates with projects that relate to the festival’s theme of Designing in Times of Uncertainty – design thinking, creative problem solving with #uncertainty: #SDFF2019″.

When: 24-25 October

Where: The Design Museum and the Barbican

Several 2019 BA Design graduates from Goldsmiths (Jaspar Rogers, Xanthe Cook, Aaron Panesar, Miki Chiu, Lily McCraith, Maria Hardy, Miki Wong, Declan Pitts, Kiril Sapundzhiev, Maria Elges and Kate Mason) are amongst exhibitors, showing a diverse range of work grappling with themes from beauty standards to political engagement, using tools ranging from combat sports to tinkling bells.

Film by BA Design graduate to be screened at Bolton Film Festival

A documentary film by Amy Clegg (BA Design 2019) will be screened on 1 October at the Bolton Film Festival as part of the Student Documentary block. Amy’s film (and graduation project from Goldsmiths), titled “If I Get Like That Just Shoot Me”, looks into the ever-widening gap between the perception and reality of informal care for the elderly.