Develop your business and freelance plans this summer

The  summer programme of support for developing your business or freelance ideas continues with some spaces remaining on our week long programme at the end of July.

Our week-long enterprise programme – the New Graduate Entrepreneurs Programme
Monday 30 July – Friday 03 August

Devised and delivered by expert staff from ICCE and drawing on their extensive experience, the one week-long programme will give student and graduate entrepreneurs from Goldsmiths a real boost to successfully set up or develop their own enterprises or enter the world of freelancing/self-employment.

Drawing on Goldsmiths’ combined industry networks, business and freelancing expertise, and in-depth knowledge of industry sectors, we will help you take your ideas and turn them in ready to launch businesses, or help you develop your current business even further. You will get the time, support and a critical network to really consider your idea and work out how to generate or increase income from it.

Participants will also have the opportunity to apply for hands-on paid internship experience in start-ups at the end of the course, which will take place during the summer. You can book your place on CareerSPACE.

Who is eligible?

  • Current students and those about to graduate at Goldsmiths
  • The NGEP is open to all graduates from any academic discipline up to 3 years after graduation.
  • The course is suitable for everyone from those who have an idea but are not sure how to make it happen, through to those who are already running a business.

Alumna Jodie Chinn brings empathy to political debate

In 2015, a year of general elections in the UK, Jodie Chinn’s BA Design graduation project, “House of Covvens”, attempted to envision a more equal society, questioning the hierarchies of Britain’s parliamentary system and incorporating feminine-coded knowledge. Jodie is now revisiting and expanding the project to fit the even more troubled political environment of today. For two weeks in May, she will hold ‘House of Covvens – South East London’,  an exhibition and event series centred around ten ‘Covvens’, non-hierarchical discussion spaces where everyone’s voice is welcomed and value. Jodie explains:

“When you’re exchanging information in our society, it’s often about the person who can talk the loudest, and it’s hierarchical. This project is about everyone having the space to talk and share what they know, it’s aiming to create a comfortable environment for expression. Halfway through the Covven, everyone is given the chance to reflect on what we’ve discussed, and make a clay object to represent this reflection. We then go around and let everyone explain what they have made, giving everyone the chance to speak and process their thoughts. People can leave their object in the space and these will collect together over the two weeks with a final event on the 29th of May presenting the process of the project. It’s not necessarily about coming up with ideas, but about creating a space for people to share thoughts and learn from each other. As part of this event there will also be foraging walks and sound performances on the new, quarter and full moon!”Read More »

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

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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.