MA Design Expanded Practice: Graduate Address by Morgan Thorne

GraduationLast week we had our first graduating cohort of the MA Design Expanded Practice. The ceremony was specially designed for our programme and was full of happiness and celebration.

As part of the Ceremony, we asked Morgan Thorne,  from the Interaction and Technology Studio to give the Graduate Address. Her speech was warm, moving and embodied many of the values we hope to support in the programme. We asked Morgan if we could publish her speech, and she kindly agreed:

Professor Waller and staff of Goldsmiths, honourable guests, parents, guardians, friends and fellow Graduates – I am honoured to stand before you on behalf of all the students graduating today.

I’m originally from Barbados, a small island in the Caribbean. Before moving to London I was in New York City working in Advertising, and although I loved New York, I wasn’t passionate about my practice. When I decided to go back to university I spent a long time thinking about my future and the type of work I wanted to create. So, when I saw the description for our course, the focus on interdisciplinary collaboration from such a wide variety of studios, one that was said to “ challenge the role and norms of traditional design” and “push boundaries of what design can be and do”, it instantly felt like the right choice.Read More »

Share your dessert recipes for Arrival: Cake Off at Goldsmiths

On 20 October, a charity bake sale is taking place at Goldsmiths to celebrate Lewisham’s diverse communities and the stories behind their iconic bakes. Design lecturer and avid baker Rose Sinclair will take part and discuss how she uses Caribbean cakes to spark conversations in her Caribbean front room textile installations.

If you or anyone you know at Goldsmiths or in the local community is a keen baker, we’d love to hear from them! We’re asking participants from all backgrounds to bake a dessert, share the recipe and a memory it brings to life.

Fill in the Participant Form and submit it to Will Cenci by Friday, 12 October at 9 am.

Events with Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair for Black History Month: Arrival

On 19- 20 October, Goldsmiths will be hosting the Mayor of London’s ‘Arrival’ project, which celebrates migration to London since the Windrush in 1948. Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair will participate in two of the events taking place:

Dorcas Stories

20 Oct, 12 pm

Join Rose for an afternoon of exploring the legacy of Dorcas societies. Members of Dorcas societies will share their memories and fabrics in an informal setting over teas and coffees.

Cake Off

20 oct, 4 pm

Join Goldsmiths researchers and community groups for a bake sale with a difference. Rose Sinclair will discuss how she uses Caribbean cakes to spark conversations in her Caribbean front room textile installations.

Both events are free and open to all, but please book your place via Eventbrite.

Work by Goldsmiths Design PhD student at “3 days of fat” art/science event

Taking place at Bush House Arcade, London from Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th October 2018, ‘3 days of fat’ is a ‘live’ art-science event focused on the construction of an island of fat – a ‘fatberg’. The event is part of the research of Goldsmiths Design PhD student Mike Thompson. It includes a series of themed experiments, performances and discussions brining together artists Thought Collider and Arne Hendriks with King’s College London’s Department of Nutritional Sciences and experts from art and culture, life sciences, food, agriculture and healthcare to discuss humanity’s complex relationship with fat, what it is and what it might become.

More information can be found on the King’s College website.