Talks, performances, exhibitions: The 2017 Goldsmiths Design Festival

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:


Get ready for the 2017 Goldsmiths Design Festival!

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:

Design Summer School for students of Miriam College, Philippines

On 19-24 June, Liboni Munnings (Technical Tutor at Goldsmiths Design) and Hefin Jones (Associate Lecturer) ran a Design summer school for a small group of students from Miriam College in the Philippines.

The aim of the summer school was to introduce high school students to a diverse set of skills and practices that can be used across art and design study. Over a week, the students were exposed to a diversity of design ideas and specialisms, through practical workshops, visits and lectures, and they were engaged in a wide range of creative methods and processes.

The workshops acted to stimulate discussions about the role and function of design as a social, cultural, economic and environmental practice.


Music, catbots, saliva beer at the Goldsmiths BA Design show Hyphen

Last week, the BA Design class of 2017 exhibited their graduation work at the Truman Brewery. The show, called Hyphen, brought together a wide range of innovative projects, exploring themes from technology to our relationship with nature, from social issues to surprising twists on everyday items.

The exhibition included a number of live presentations, such as a cello performance for Imogen Piper’s project which turns data on airstrikes in Syria into music.

A couple of the graduation projects have already attracted attention from the press. Sydney Schaefer’s alcoholic drinks brewed with the help of her own saliva were featured in The Times; the development of Leah Thompson’s cat-inspired robots made an appearance on BBC One.

You can find more photos of the exhibition on our Facebook page. Videos and interviews with graduates will be coming soon to the Design blog.