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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Alumni news round-up, May 2021

A BBC Three documentary co-directed by Tee Byford (BA Design 2015) telling the story of No Signal radio is now available to watch on iPlayer.

No More Heroes, co-founded by Mor Bakal (BA Design 2011) worked with Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals using art to capture the shared experiences and trauma caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The work was recently featured on Channel4 news.

Tianna Greham (BA Design 2017) was on The Dots list of 100 rising stars inspiring change for International Women’s Day 2021.

Alumna Zoe Stromberg and her project cutecatcalls are on Thred magazine’s list of 100 Gen Z people, organisations and movements driving social change.

Ash Baigent (BA Design 2018) talks about empowering women through skateboarding.

BA Design graduates Kaiya Waerea and Sophie Paul talk about their ‘intra-dependent’ publishing initiative Sticky Fingers.

Designers in Residence showcase: Cynthia Voza Lusilu

Goldsmiths Design MA graduate Cynthia Voza Lusilu is one of the 2020 Designers in Residence at the Design Museum; this programme had the emerging designers responding to the theme of Care.

The showcase is now online! Visit the website to find out more about Cynthia’s work exploring mental health provision for Black British communities.