Design duo El Ultimo Grito (which includes Professor Roberto Feo from our department) were recognised with an award at Madrid Design Festival 2019, alongside other designers of national and international renown. Find out more from the Madrid Design Festival website
What would eyewear for puffins look like, and why would puffins even need it in the first place? Designers from the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths created protective ‘sunglasses’ for this bird species as part of a project that investigates photoluminescence in the bill of the Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica).
In order to study the phenomenon, scientists had to shine ultraviolet (UV) light on the bills of live birds, which made the sunglasses necessary as a way to protect the birds’ eyes from potentially damaging UV light sources. Read more on the Goldsmiths website
If you haven’t yet visited the “Windrush: Arrival 1948” exhibition at Goldsmiths, you can still drop by until 13 February. The display includes Rose Sinclair’s Caribbean Front Room installation alongside recreations of landing cards for passengers of the Windrush. See it in the Kingsway Corridor of the Richard Hoggart Building; free and open to all.
An exhibition reimagining and recreating Windrush passenger landing cards will be opening on campus at Goldsmiths on 21 January, in the Kingsway Corridor of the Richard Hoggart Building.
Alongside recreations of 1,027 landing cards representing each passenger who arrived on the MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks on 22 June 1948, the exhibition also includes a mid-century Caribbean front room installation curated by lecturer Rose Sinclair from our department. More information can be found on the Goldsmiths website.