Open Innovation Opportunities – Innovation and Business Growth Event

When: Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 14:00 – 17:00

Where: Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths, University of London

Free to attend; register via EventBrite.

The Goldsmiths Open Innovation Network (which includes our department’s Pi Studio) aims to bring together the world of academia and business to foster collaborative knowledge exchange, creating transformative relationships across sectors and partnerships. It is a platform to engage with Goldsmiths in enterprise activities from: collaborative funding bids and commissioned research; to student projects and placements; through to more formal arrangements like Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.


AutoHoodening Flyer


Join Post Workers Theatre for a department -wide end of term extravaganza: four days of collective creativity and co-production, kicking off with a talk event & screening on Monday 9th December 2-5pm in the Hexagon (room 211, Lockwood Building).

Hoodening is an ancient folk custom performed in East Kent for over 200 years. The Hoodeners were mainly agricultural labourers, working in ploughing teams who visited pubs, shops and houses during the fallow season of winter, entertaining their hosts with carnivalesque horseplay in return for ‘largesse’, beer and cake. The Hoodening team’s stock characters represented their working realities. From the ‘poor old’ hooden horse exhausted by the hard labour forced upon him to the whip carrying ‘Waggoner’ trying to keep the others in line. Continue reading “AutoHoodening”

RSA Design Workshop series: Fashion for a Circular Economy

Are you thinking about contributing to the 2019/20 RSA Student Design Awards? The Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative are organising three hands-on workshops to help students gain an understanding of circular economy thinking- one of which will run online. More information can be found on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation website.

Knitting&Stitching Show 2019 Installation Competition

Yarn and knitting needles

Theme: Recycled Textiles and Sustainable Design

This requires three teams of students from the Design Department at Goldsmiths, who will compete to dress the Knitting and Stitching (known as K&S letters). The K&S Letters are 1.5m(h) x 1.2m(w) and located onsite at the Knitting and Stitching Show 2019.

The Knitting & Stitching Show will take place at Alexander Palace on 10th-13th October 2019.

The competition will take place on Wednesday 9th October 2019. The teams will have up to 7 hours time (10.00am – 5.00pm) to dress/decorate the letters.

The letters will be judged by K&S’ team of judges. (The names of the judges will be confirmed shortly). The winners will be announced at the end of the show.

Competition Rules:

  • The students must be in teams of 2-3 and submit their drawings/design ideas for each letter by Monday 30th September 2019, 5.00pm. This should be A3 OR A4 IN PDF FORMAT
  • Please submit entries to
  • The teams will be required to be available all day on Wednesday 9th October 2019 for the competition.
  • Students will need to make use of recycled textiles/and related textiles/haberdashery components and will need to bring their own materials.
  • Students will be allowed to pre-prepare any materials in advance if they wish to do so.

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