Call for entries: Design proposals for the 2018 Orwell Prize trophies

orwell prize 2016
The 2016 Orwell Prize trophies, designed by Goldsmiths BA Design students Archie, Panagiotis and Tom

The Orwell Foundation have once again decided to work with the Goldsmiths Design students to create the trophies for the prestigious Orwell Prize for political writing, to to be presented at an awards ceremony in June 2018.

The competition is open to the following students:

1.BA Design (Year 2 and Year 3)

2.MA Expanded Practice

3.PGCE Design and technology

4.Alumni (BA Design, PGCE, MA, graduates in year 2017)

The project can be undertaken by individuals or groups. Please send your submissions by 23 March 2018 at 4 pm; more details can be found in the project brief, brand guidelines and project timeline.

UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday, 4 May 2018 at 5 pm. The organisers also wish to announce that the chosen submission will receive £500 to support the making of the final awards.

MULTIPLEXER #03 __OPEN CALL: A Thousand Platos

Multiplexer is a book-zine produced by the Vehicles for Experimental Practice group based in the Design Department at Goldsmiths. It is a place where the signs constructing reality -graphics, texts, scores, comics, etc – get analysed, manipulated, compressed and collided to generate new forms and directions; each issue is activated by a password acting as common denominator and entry point to its content. We are now seeking contributions for Issue 03, which will have Jimmy Loizeau as a guest editor:

A THOUSAND PLATOS

REPRESENTATIONS and MISINTERPRETATIONS: Inventions, Adventures and Mystifications

The  two  of  us  wrote  Anti-Oedipus together. Since each of us was several, there was  already  quite  a  crowd.  Here  we  have  made  use  of  everything  that  came  within range, what was closest as well as farthest away. We have assigned clever pseudonyms  to  prevent  recognition.  Why  have  we  kept  our  own  names?  Out  of  habit, purely out of habit. To make ourselves unrecognizable in turn. To render imperceptible,  not  ourselves,  but  what  makes  us  act,  feel,  and  think.  Also  because it’s nice to talk like everybody else, to say the sun rises, when everybody knows  it’s  only  a  manner  of  speaking.  To  reach,  not  the  point where  one  no  longer says I, but the point where it is no longer of any importance whether one says  I.  We  are  no  longer  ourselves.  Each  will  know  his  own.  We  have  been  aided, inspired, multiplied.

DELUZE & GUATARI
Introduction to Rhizome > A Thousand Plateaus 1980

Contributions can be in any medium reproduceable in book-zine format,  such as comics, music scores, illustrations, interviews, graphics, design & photo essays.

Submission specifications: up to 25 pages , A5 format, to be printed in B&W. Materials can be submitted as either text /image files for our graphic team to set up, or as finished documents in pdf format. Those selected will be notified by 1 May 2018. Send files/links to vehicleforexperimentalpractice[@]gmail.com, and any related enquiries to Roberto Feo, r.feo[@]gold.ac.uk.

Editorial Team: Rosario Hurtado, Stuart Bannocks, Laura Potter and Roberto Feo

Past contributors include: Les Back, Sarah Kember, Stuart Bannocks, Alexandra Midal, Mark D’Inverno, Marguerite Humeau, El Ultimo Grito, Laura Potter, Dean Pankhurst, Jimmy Loizeau, Crap Futures, Noam Toran, JODI.org, Jennifer Bain, Le Studio Humain, Michael Mouyal, Fabbio Stefanonni, Quique Corrales, Charcoal, Charlie Evans, Design for Dreaming, Patricia Rodriguez, Guffetsch, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Ryan Paul McCarthy, Patricia Rodriguez, and many others.

Goldsmiths Visual Cultures Society exhibition: call for entries

“Take Up Space”

“In a world dominated by stereotypes, rules that we must conform to, our voices are bounded by society’s demands of ‘must do’s’ and ‘should nots’. ‘Take up space’ showcases a range of work that encourages a resistance against conforming to society’s expectations of gender roles and identity. We are worthy of taking a stand and to demand for our voices to be heard.

We’re welcoming Goldsmiths students from all departments to apply and have a chance to be a part of this opportunity. Be it a performative piece, a comic or an artwork, show it to us and take up your space in this exhibition! Applications are open until 6th of February, apply now by emailing us at goldsmithsvcs[@]gmail.com with your work and a max. 100 word description. Work needs to be available from 13th-16th February.”

(Poster designed by Sechele Mtitimila)

Portfolio workshop for Design students

Digital Portfolios for Design

7 February, 13:00-14:00

The Hexagon, Lockwood Building

Designing your own digital portfolio can be a daunting task.  What should it look  like? How do you select what to include?  How can I stand out from the crowd? Whether you have just started thinking about it or already have a draft document or site, this session will support you in developing your ideas and getting some feedback on what works. By the end of the session you will:

  • Review what makes a successful digital portfolio
  • Understand the purpose of a digital portfolio
  • Review what to include and how
  • Start or work on a draft
  • Share useful resources

No need to book, just turn up! See you there. Send any queries to Karen Deadfield in Careers, k.deadfield[a]gold.ac.uk.