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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Redesigning Stewardship workshop

When: Monday, 16 September 2019, 1-5 pm

Where: Room 143, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

Book your free place on EventBrite

Practice researchers in Arts and Humanities are invited to a workshop with delegates of National Trust, Forestry Commission, Canal and Rivers Trust and colleagues from the Civic Engagement and Public Engagement at Goldsmiths. The broad aim for the workshop is to share perspectives and establish a set of interests for future activity. Continue reading “Redesigning Stewardship workshop”

Call for contributors: MA student looking for interdisciplinary design work from the Global South

MA Design Expanded Practice student Ghaith Hilal is working on an open source map of interdisciplinary* design projects from across the world, and needs your help to find work from the Global South**:

I believe that the best way to discover new and interesting design practices is through word of mouth, and personal conversations. Hence, I want to have conversations with as many of you as possible, (in person if you’re in London, over Skype, or via email).

I would love to hear about your work, all about designers and projects from the Global South. The information gathered will be used in producing an open-source map of design practices from around the world, something similar to the Pinhistory LGBT+ Map providing a tool for tutors, students, and practitioners. The map that will be built with your help, and will continue to grow with time and with our input and information.

*Interdisciplinary: using more than one discipline of Design/knowledge.

**Global South: A term denoting countries/communities that have historically been colonised, marginalized, and undermined, by countries of the Global North, resulting in poverty, inequality, and weak economies.

Get in touch with Ghaith via email, at