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.

Interaction Research Studio launches ProbeTools exhibition

When: Exhibition open 11th June – 12th August 2018, launching drinks reception Thursday 14th June 2018, 7pm

Where: Ace Hotel London, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ

You are invited to the exhibition of the Interaction Research Studio project ProbeTools!

ProbeTools are unconventional cameras and audio devices for user research. They’re easy to make, customise and use, and open-sourced so that designers and researchers can employ them in their own studies. ProbeTools are a design-led approach to engaging with settings aimed at producing inspiration rather than information. They involve presenting people with open-ended, even absurd tasks in the hope that their responses will provide fragmentary illumination of their lives, thoughts, hopes and fears. The exhibition will be held in the Lobby of Ace Hotel London and is free entry. RSVP to j.molinera[@]gold.ac.uk.

 

2018 BA Design show reaches out to local communities

This year’s BA Design graduation show “Museum of Design” (MOD) is reaching out to local communities and young people in the Peckham area! The programme of events will include a panel discussion on Saturday 9 June, and an education day on Monday 11 June, where secondary school students from South East London will be invited to learn about the social and political functions and forms of design.

The events are intented to challenge the limited model of design education in schools, by demonstrating a range of practices through a private tour of the show and a series of workshops based on work from the exhibition.

The show itself will be structured into categories such as education, space, narrative and identity, which will address different political and societal concerns. The designers will engage with audiences as museum guides who conduct tours; as panelists in discussions; as educators in workshops; and as performers in live productions.

MOD is open to the public on 8-10 June; the Press and Industry Private View takes place from 6pm on Thursday 7th June 2018. Drinks at the event will be courtesy of sponsor Orbit Beers.