The Welsh Space Campaign on display

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We are very proud of 2013 BA Design graduate Hefin Jones, who is the winner of this year’s Christine Risley Award for his graduation project “The Welsh Space Campaign”. The official award ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday, October 10th, in the Constance Howard Gallery at Goldsmiths, where the space suit is on display until October 24th (entry to the exhibition is free).

The Christine Risley Award is given annually to a Goldsmiths graduate for outstanding textile work, and Hefin’s project is definitely remarkable and deserving. Hefin created a space suit from materials sourced in Wales and with help from Welsh craftsmen. You can find out more about the prize here; for more details on The Welsh Space Campaign, visit its website. ITV news also ran a story on Hefin and his space suit recently.

Marion Lean: design without labels

 Marion Lean, a graduate of our MA in Design: Critical Practice, aims to take people back to the physical. “It’s not the same as on the phone, or on the Internet. Meeting in real life, you understand the personality of the person you’re talking to.” Continue reading “Marion Lean: design without labels”

Raising awareness on introversion, one garment at a time

The garments for introverts made by Lilian Hipolyte Mushi (BA Design 2013) have proven quite eye catching at this year’s Undergraduate Show “This is War”, where I’ve seen many people taking photos of her Proxemics Protector- a dress that sprouts wooden wings if you get too close to it. Since then, her work has been popping up on design blogs. Here’s what Lilian had to say about introversion and her project.

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When lamp posts talk

At the beginning of this year, we found out (and let you know too) that PAN Studio, an experience design practice run by Goldsmiths BA Design graduates Sam Hill and Ben Barker, had won the first Playable City Award for their project „Hello Lamp Post”. Arts venue Watershed in Bristol picked PAN’s entry out of 93 participants who pitched innovative ways of using technology to create playful public spaces. Well, the winning project is finally being implemented, so for eight weeks starting from the 15th of July, people around Bristol will be able to awaken street objects such as lamp posts and post boxes and chat to them via SMS. If you have a look at their website, you’ll be able to get an idea of the conversations that are happening around town.

Here’s a chat with PAN’s Ben Barker about Hello Lamp Post as well as other things. Continue reading “When lamp posts talk”