Emeritus Professor John Wood recently held two talks/workshops for MA in Design: Expanded Practice students. The complete talks are now available to watch online:
June 15th: “Which Came First – Designing or Writing?”
Why, as designers, might we want (or need) to write things down? This workshop challenged some assumptions about the tradition, nature and purpose of academic writing. It used images and texts in a way that helps balance a sense of curiosity with the need to communicate clearly.
June 29th: “A Minimum Grammar For Design Thinking”
This workshop developed some of the ideas offered in John’s last session. It briefly sketched out a strategic and comprehensive method (developed at Goldsmiths) to help balance the designer/author’s aims and responsibilities with the full implications of their chosen topic.
On 9 March, Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair will be leading a Talking Textiles event on black women and crafting, with a focus on commemorating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush at Tilbury Docks.
When: 09.03.2018, 2-4 pm
Where: Constance Howard Gallery, Deptford Town Hall
The event will explore key pieces from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection with a Caribbean legacy, and discuss their relevance within a broader canon of aesthetics in textiles with special attention to the discourse around black women, their arts and crafts practices and migration. Attendance is free but please book your place via Eventbrite.
How can Design amplify the signals of social, environmental & political change?
On 19 February, the MA in Design: Expanded Practice at Goldsmiths Design is hosting an evening symposium on Amplification through Design, featuring a keynote talk by Alastair Fuad-Luke.
The event will take place between 5-9 pm in the Hexagon room (Lockwood Building); you can register to book a free ticket through EventBrite.
On Monday, 5th of June, Design PhD student Danah Abdulla will be hosting a free, open talk on “Mapping and Amplifying Decolonised Design Futures”. No booking is required; the talk starts at 5 pm and will take place in room 137A of the Richard Hoggart Building at Goldsmiths.
About the talk:
In this age of the anthropocence – in this complex ‘modern’ world – how might groups understand their pasts and presents as gathering futures that fuse humans with things? A fusion that either adds time or takes it away from being human. In this talk, interdisciplinary designer and strategist Tristan Schultz will explore decolonial mapping and designing techniques that can help people grapple with these kinds of questions.
About the speaker:
Tristan Schultz is Lecturer and Convenor of Visual Communication Design at Griffith University, Australia. He is an interdisciplinary designer and strategist with a Bachelors degree in Design, a Master of Design Futures with Honours and PhD Candidate. He has worked in the profession across visual communication design, product design, fashion design, event and exhibition design, design writing, design strategy, social innovation, participatory and co-design and more. Whether community engagement, cultural events or commercial practice, creative direction is critically informed and concerned with ecological and social responsibilities. Now his research is focused on using mapping techniques to assist in decolonising design, working at the intersection of Decolonial Thinking, Ontological Design and Sustainability. A recent TEDx talk summarises some of his work. Tristan has exhibited work, presented at numerous conferences, written papers and engaged in public discourse in a variety of ways, which can be seen on his website.