We’re starting the first year of our new MA in Design: Expanded Practice with an all-day conference featuring an amazing line-up of speakers!
When: 3 October 2017, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Hexagon, Lockwood Building
The archetypal museum is a concretization of the Enlightenment ‘knowledge project’. It is a storehouse of knowledge; gathering examples, categorising and classifying them and defining a field of knowledge and practice. This archetypical museum is a place to collect, preserve, interpret, and display items of artistic, cultural, or scientific significance (a) for the edification of publics, (b) as resources for the contemplation of ‘expert’ communities and/or (c) to act as a safety deposit to preserve things that have been deemed to be of cultural and historical importance (who deems them ‘important’ is a moot matter).
Catherine Ince: ‘Rationales for Refusal’
Dee Halligan: ‘Museum Says No: A Strategists Take on Reasons Museums Don’t, Can’t or Shouldn’t Acquire’
Oli Stratford: ‘The Amazing Collapsing Journal’
Kristina Rapacki: ‘The Museum of Failure’
Afternoon: Alter Museums
Alexandra Midal: ‘Ho(l)me(s) Sweet Home: Design and Serial Killing at the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution’
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez: ‘Your Output My Input’
Carl Clerkin: ‘The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects’
Maki Suzuki: ‘Do You Want Me to Give a Guided Tour of My Wallet, Then?’
When: Thursday, 21 September, 3:30 pm
Where: Curzon Cinema, Goldsmiths
Autonomous Broadcast Bike, The System of Systems & Conversation
An ongoing collaborative, trans-disciplinary research project that is concerned with designing devices and inventive methods to learn about people’s lived experiences of migration in the wake of disasters. We work under the collective name of DUF (design unlikely futures), across the disciplines of design, ethnography and experimental film-making.
The System of Systems aims to open up vital conversations about the legal framework of seeking asylum in Europe. We gather research by collaborating with academics, activists and practitioners to interrogate questions of language, the body and biometrics, agency and infrastructure, within the overlapping bureaucratic systems. In doing so, we hope to provide an alternative viewpoint on the subject and provide the space to consider possibilities, through exhibitions, events and publications.
In addition to this year’s MA Show, the Goldsmiths Design Festival will host a variety of other Design events involving staff, students and leading design practitioners. You can find out what’s on from our programme on the festival website. Here are a few highlights:
- On Friday, 15 September, Dash n’ Dem will present ‘Grime up the River’ and ‘Britannia 3.0’, two collaborative projects that draw from contemporary music trends to consider a young peoples political language and inspire a critical ‘voice from underneath’.
- Also on Friday, three characters from different historical moments will congregate at a mythical ruin of a past future utopia, in a scripted reading for three characters written by Nicholas Mortimer.
- On Sunday, 17 September, a game designed by Vinny Montag and John Halls will highlight the plight of refugees and raise awareness, showing the circumstances that thousands of people, escaping countries in conflict, have to go through.
The Goldsmiths Design Festival is back for its third edition! Once again, the event will be part of the London Design Festival. On 14-17 September, we’ll be hosting the 2017 Postgraduate show, talks on Design from eminent designers, workshops and performances, and a showcase of design projects from our wider design community. More news will be coming soon, so stay tuned. Watch a promo shot and edited by Eve Smadar Zohar to find out more about the work that will be on display in the MA Show: