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.

Connections: MA Fashion students on their first brief

IMG_2729Goldsmiths Design’s first class of MA Fashion students are just getting to know each other, and what better way to bond than working together? For their first brief, Connections,the students brought old clothing items they no longer wear and stitched them together into a quilt that will be officially presented to the world on Friday. The project is part of the course’s focus on sustainability and its definitions for this term. Continue reading “Connections: MA Fashion students on their first brief”

Typology and The Beautiful Nothing

Goldsmiths Design MRes student Karl Grupe will be amongst the tutors conducting workshops and seminars at this year’s Urban Photo Fest. Karl’s session, which takes place on October 8th, is called “Typology and The Beautiful Nothing” and it will focus on exploring typology as a method of communication. You can find here a full list of the workshops at Urban Photo Fest (including a few sessions happening on campus at Goldsmiths)  and find out more details on costs, location and required materials.

Urban Photo Fest is a London-based photographic festival celebrating the urban space, and the 2013 edition takes place between the 3rd and the 12th of October.

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Photo by Karl Grupe