- “Modular Habitats” by Design graduate Lauren Davies is part of the online gallery “Design in an age of crisis” at the London Design Biennale.
- Featured on Short of the Week: “The Retreat”, a film produced by alumnus Jordi Morera (BA Design 2013).
- A ‘modular opera’ produced during the Covid-19 lockdown by alumnus Haroon Mirza (MA Design Critical Practice 2006), “Ikon year zero”, can be watched for free via Ikon Gallery and YouTube until February 14th.
- Isabella Jones (BA Design 2020) talked about being a carer for her grandmother in The Sun. Isabella’s graduation project was a creative take on memory loss.
- Listen to MA Design Expanded Practice graduate Lisa George talking about ‘Cornrows and Headwraps’, a project using a hand made braiding tool to collect stories of Afro-Caribbean hair practices.
Alumni-founded studio Sibley Grove won The Eco Award at the Hotel Designs Brit List Awards 2020.
- Mapping Sanctuaries, an exhibition of work by Alaa Alsaraji (BA Design 2016) is on at P21 Gallery in London from 29 October to 14 November 2020. The show is a collection of digital illustrations and sound pieces exploring the notions of safety and the spaces that exist between isolation and belonging within Muslim communities.
- The Dovetail Joints Virtual Gallery is now hosting an online exhibition by SWM Collective, which includes Megan Watson (BA Design 2020).
- Linnea Strid (BA Design 2013) talks about her journey wanting to be an artist and becoming a designer instead, in this Spotify podcast.
- Alumnus and former Goldsmiths Design researcher Dave Cameron is quoted in this It’s Nice That piece on technology for working from home.
- “Home Is”, a documentary directed by David Jack Fenton (BA Design 2017) was streamed live, followed by a Q&A with David and Neena Patel, chair of the Barnet Asian Women’s Association, on 17 October.
- On The Double Negative website, Goldsmiths Design lecturer Nicholas Mortimer is interviewed by Yin Ying Kong (BA Design 2018).
Nicholas Bennett, a first year BA Design student at Goldsmiths, is the winner of the #CreateCOP25 competition launched by artist management agency Art Partner. The contest invited young creatives to submit artistic proposals that engage with contemporary issues around climate change.
Nicholas’s winning entry is a waterproof formal suit for people to wear during flooded commutes:
I created this work a year ago, whilst exploring the ways people use objects to protect themselves from environmental forces. I started creating solutions for flooding with the everyday objects that surrounded me. This issue is becoming increasingly prevalent, since I’ve completed this work the news has been constantly filled with people living in floods such as recently in the UK and Venice, I used temporary waterproofs as a solution. It also fascinated me how we attempt to face climate consequences. I wanted to continue to understand the lengths people will go to, to carry on with ‘life’.
When: 5 October 2019, 14:30 – 15:30
Where: William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London
Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair discusses the presence of Dorcas Societies – charitable textile-making clubs – in and around Walthamstow, exploring how women used crafting practices to initiate social change.
Rose has authored several textile books, her most recent being Textiles and Fashion, Materials, Design and Technology (2015). Her current research focuses on black British women their crafting practices, and aesthetics. She uses installations and crafting workshops to discuss issues of gender, authenticity, identity, migration and settlement.
A key element in her research is the study of Dorcas Clubs and Societies and their used as a catalyst for black women to navigate safe textiles making spaces. Her research reflects on how the history of the Dorcas Clubs and Societies can influence contemporary textiles networks and practices.