El Ultimo Grito and Stuart Bannocks author book-zine for the 2020 Verbier Art Summit

El Ultimo Grito and Stuart Bannocks were commissioned by curator Jessica Morgan to generate a publication that would act as provocation/pre-content to the theme of the 2020 Verbier Art Summit: “Resource Hungry: Our Cultured Landscape and Its Ecological Landscape”.

The publication is titled THEY PAINTED THE MOUNTAINS WHITE, published by DESTE FOUNDATION (ISBN 978-2-8399-2100-8). See above a few images of the cover and inside pages.

El Ultimo Grito were also amongst speakers at the Summit, which took place on 31 January and 1 February 2020 in Verbier, Switzerland.




Dr Juliette Kristensen to present Goldsmiths approach to design in Chicago

When: 13 February 2020, 7 pm

Where: Staypineapple Chicago, The Loop, 1 W Washington Street, The Burnham Room, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

The event will begin with a brief overview of Goldsmiths given by Will Abraham, North America Admissions Officer, followed by a presentation from Dr. Juliette C. Kristensen, Programme Lead for the BA in Design.

In her talk, “Design at Goldsmiths: Postdisciplinary Practice in the Contemporary World”, Dr Kristensen will discuss the unique form of design philosophy, practice and education of the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London. In situating the strengths of particular approaches and methods in the design work of this department, she will then discuss in detail the two taught programmes of design offered at Goldsmiths: the undergraduate BA Design programme; and the postgraduate MA Design Expanded Practice.

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Black History Month events with Rose Sinclair

Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair will take part in two free events celebrating the end of Black History Month next week:

“Windrush Conversation”

When: Wednesday 30 October, 18:30

Where: Goldsmiths Library

Both as a celebration of Black History Month and of 70 years since the arrival of HMS Windrush Dr. Elizabeth Williams (Goldsmiths, University of London) will be in conversation with Professor William Henry (University of West London) and Rose Sinclair (Goldsmiths, University of London) to discuss Windrush in a historical, personal and current context.

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Talking About Textiles: Celebrating the Crafting Genius of Althea McNish

When: Thursday 31 October

Where: Bruce Castle, Haringey

A panel discussion led by Rose Sinclair to honour the work of Althea McNish, a living icon in the world of textiles. Since she started designing over sixty years ago, her designs have graced a myriad of spaces.

All welcome; find out more from the Haringey Council website.

Updates from the studio of Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen

A few highlights from the recent work of artist duo Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, from Design Lecturer Tuur van Balen:

On Friday 25th of October at 6:30 we’ll be giving a public lecture at the Architectural Association. It’s free and everyone is welcome.

Our film Trapped in the Dream of the Other is currently on view at the Toronto Biennial, as part of the film program guest curated by Charles Stankievech; on until December 1st.

The Odds (part 1), a new work that recently premiered at our exhibition Luna Eclipse, Oasis Dream at Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston will be part of the upcoming exhibition Design for Different Futures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, curated by Michelle Millar Fisher. 21 October 2019 – 8 March 2020.

Our work 75 Watt will be part of Paola Antonelli’s exhibition Energy at MoMA, to coincide with the reopening of the museum. The exhibition will run 21 October – 26 January.