Goldsmiths staff manufacturing PPE for health and social care staff

Goldsmiths tutors from the Design, Art and Computing departments have teamed up to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS and social care staff during the current COVID-19 epidemic.

This collaborative project aims to produce an open source design face visor in large quantities to help tackle the shortage of PPE items. Goldsmiths staff are using the university’s equipment on campus (while adhering to social distancing rules) to make the visors, as well as 3D printers in their own homes. Find out more about the initiative from the Goldsmiths website.

The team is now crowdfunding to cover the costs of the necessary materials; you can donate on Crowdfunder until 22 May.


Honouring and remembering Althea McNish, a tribute by Rose Sinclair

Internationally renowned textile designer and artist Althea McNish sadly passed away last week, according to an announcement made on Tuesday in the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

Last October during Black History Month, Rose Sinclair, Lecturer in Design (Textiles) at Goldsmiths led a special event at Bruce Castle Museum and Archive in Haringey, celebrating Althea’s life and work, her involvement in establishing the Caribbean Artists’ Movement and John La Rose, as well as the prestigious commissions for Liberty, Dior, Jacguar, Heal’s and Conran.

Rose Sinclair here very kindly shares her own personal tribute, in honour of Althea:

Althea (left) and Rose in 2018. Image copyright: Goldsmiths, University of London

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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.