MA Design: Expanded Practice student Javeria Khan is February 2020’s Volunteer of the Month at CEN8, a non-profit based at Goldsmiths running arts and performance after-school, weekend and holiday clubs/projects.
The exhibition “Fashion Constellations: blueprints towards expanding fashion practice” is currently open in the Constance Howard Gallery at Goldsmiths; visitors can drop by Monday to Friday between 11 am- 5 pm.
The items on display document the teaching process on the Fashions & Embodiment Studio of the MA in Design: Expanded Practice (and the MA in Fashion before it).
Programme co-lead Ruby Hoette and lecturer Katherine May asked MA students to bring in old denim garments and ‘upick’ them, then sew them together into a quilt, exchanging stories and ideas as they go. The outcome is always different and unpredictable, while the process of this relaxed activity functions as a bonding and engagement opportunity as well as a conversation and questioning of fashion ethics.
In the exhibition, you’ll be able to see the resulting denim quilts made by successive cohorts of students, as well as other artifacts, images and texts.
The 2019 MA Design Expanded Practice degree show took place on 12-16 December, under the theme “Confluence”. There was a larger graduating class this year, with work spread across several locations on campus: the St James Hatcham church, the MA Studios in the Lockwood Building and 310 New Cross Road. Continue reading ““Confluence”: the second ever MA Design Expanded Practice degree show”