On 4 December, MA Interaction Design student Michael Mogensen will be part of a panel at the Corcoran School of Art & Design at the George Washington University in Washington DC called “Wisal, a Symposium on Cross-Cultural Collaboration”. Michael explains:
“I will present the collaboration between myself and Saudi artist Ahaad Alamoudi called “NIUN: Saudi Futures.” The project is supported by arts organisation Culturunners and funded by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. The project consists of a film, an installation, and a series of events around our idea of one Saudi future; it responds in part to recent events in Saudi Arabia, as well as the distant past. The project is also my final project as part of the MA Interaction Design degree at Goldsmiths.”
In week 7 of the current term, MA students participated in a workshop run by studio manager Vinny Montag and Goldsmiths Design graduate Alaa Alsaraji. Here is a brief peek at the work produced; the final outcomes will be exhibited in December alongside the MA: Interaction Design graduation show.
Ingvild Bjertnæs Augestad’s graduation project from the MA in Design: Critical Practice aims to spread knowledge about gender identity by telling stories of transgender people, through an organisation called LABELLED:
“I have designed a platform for communication about a non-traditional perception of gender. I created different examples of communication tools through the strategy of telling and gathering stories from all kinds of people, with a focus on transgender people. LABELLED is the organisation and it is supposed to publish, for example, postcards with facts about a non-traditional gender perception, engaging you to write down your own story and send it back to the organisation. There are also school-kits for collecting information from children, which put them in a situation of thinking about differences and identity, and how unique they are, because everyone is different. There are also the LABELLED talks, seminars where the organisation has set up a frame for what kind of subjects are important to different audiences, such as nurses or doctors. There are the posters, which are telling stories of gender fluid people through pictures and text. The aim of the organisation LABELLED is to keep a positive attitude, and to make people feel engaged and surprised.Read More »
For his graduation project from the MA in Design & Innovation, Maurizio Detomaso designed a device that maps the user’s exposure to air pollution:
“The concept is a wearable air quality sensor which can track your personal air pollution exposure. The aim of the project is to raise awareness about the impact the over polluted environment has on human health, and to empower people to collect and map air quality data in the urban environments. The portable device can allow people to have an accurate assessment of their daily exposure to air pollution and it can improve the London air monitoring system network at the same time. Making this “hyper-object” more tangible is the key to influencing strong political and individual actions for a cleaner and healthier environment.”Read More »