Research funding for the Design Star Consortium

We are very happy to announce that the Design Star Consortium, a collaboration between the University of Reading, Loughborough University, Brighton University, the Open University and the Design Department at Goldsmiths, has been awarded £2.2 million in funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The AHRC funds will be matched with similar amounts from the universities and will be used to support around 60 PhD researchers over the next five years, a great investment in the design research of the future. You can expect to hear more on this from us soon, but until then, you can read the official press release from the University of Reading HERE.

New layout for the website press page

We’re very happy when the achievements of our students, graduates and staff are being recognised and talked about, so we’re trying to keep track of their press appearances.

The Press page on the Goldsmiths website has a new layout now (click here), but we will continue to improve it and to add new content. If you spotted an article that is relevant to Goldsmiths Design, don’t hesitate to send it our way.

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Design Matters postgraduate seminars

Throughout the academic year that just started, the Design Department at Goldsmiths has planned a series of postgraduate research seminars under the title “Design Matters”. The sessions are targeted at MPhil/PhD students as a path for presenting research to peers and colleagues. The schedule includes roundtable discussions, panels and guest speakers; the first seminar, which takes place on October 23rd, will be a PechaKucha style presentation of doctoral research topics.

Click HERE to see the full schedule of the seminars as it stands now. 

The Welsh Space Campaign on display

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We are very proud of 2013 BA Design graduate Hefin Jones, who is the winner of this year’s Christine Risley Award for his graduation project “The Welsh Space Campaign”. The official award ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday, October 10th, in the Constance Howard Gallery at Goldsmiths, where the space suit is on display until October 24th (entry to the exhibition is free).

The Christine Risley Award is given annually to a Goldsmiths graduate for outstanding textile work, and Hefin’s project is definitely remarkable and deserving. Hefin created a space suit from materials sourced in Wales and with help from Welsh craftsmen. You can find out more about the prize here; for more details on The Welsh Space Campaign, visit its website. ITV news also ran a story on Hefin and his space suit recently.