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Jaspar Rogers (BA Design 2019) is one of three designers chosen for the Designers in Residence Pforzheim 2020 programme. The winners will live in Pforzheim from April to June 2020 and work on their projects at EMMA – Creative Centre Pforzheim; read the full announcement on the ARTSTHREAD website.
Jaspar’s graduation project from Goldsmiths investigated the failures of recycling and turned plastic bottles into polyester yarn to be weaved into fabric.
A mural commemorating the 1977 Battle of Lewisham was recently unveiled at Goldsmiths. The work is the result of a collaboration between local community groups and graphic designer Ted Low, a Goldsmiths Design graduate. More information can be found on the Goldsmiths website.
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.