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.

Register to attend via EventBrite

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.

Design lecturer takes part in Goldsmiths Library Showoff

Two sheep facing each other with their mouths open

On Thursday evening, 3 October, Goldsmiths Library Social Learning Space will host a line-up of Goldsmiths researchers presenting the weird and wonderful side of their chosen subjects:

  • Sarah Cox (History) Grappling With History: The Search For Jack Wannop And His New Cross Wrestlers
  • Caspar Addyman (Psychology) Answers to the meaning of life
  • Dash MacDonald (Design) Protesteroo: Re-routing Hope & Resistance
  • Gustav Kuhn (Psychology) Lessons in the Sinister Art of Misdirection
  • Clare Finburgh Delijani (Theatre and Performance) “You Say You Want a Revolution: May 1968 and the Situationist International”
  • Marie Alix (Feminist Media Studies) 10 Things I Hate About 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  • Jesse Wolpert (Computing) Digital Alter Ego

Book your free ticket through Eventbrite.

Interaction Research Studio’s Nature Scenes installations to be exhibited during the London Design Festival

A Nature Scene installation

Nature Scenes installations designed by the Interaction Research Studio will be exhibited as part of Brompton Biotopia during the London Design Festival this September. The installations, a series of simple habitats that incorporate hidden cameras for capturing images of wildlife, are part of the wider MyNatureWatch project.

The My Naturewatch Camera is an open-source design that supports new ways of engaging with both nature and technology, that can be made by anyone, and used in a variety of wildlife situations. The Brompton Biopia habitats are built to attract wildlife, integrating natural materials such as gourds and coconut shells. You can read more about the project in this Dezeen article.