#DORCAS TAKES OVER workshops at the V&A

Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair will be running two free workshops this weekend at the V&A, focusing on black British craft, British crafting culture and questioning what constitutes black British textiles. A display from Rose Sinclair’s archive of Dorcas made and inspired memorabilia, ephemera and precious keepsakes will also be available for participants to view during the workshop sessions.

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Free workshops with Rose Sinclair at the V&A

In collaboration with the V&A Learning Academy
Workshop 1 – Wednesday 19 June 2019 – Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
Workshop 2 – Thursday 20 June 2019 – Seminar Room 2, Sackler Centre
Time: 14.00 – 17.00

The arrival of Caribbean women in postmodern Britain started a new story about how textiles travelled and how this material knowledge, its aesthetic sensibilities, and culture is recorded, preserved and shared.

Join Goldsmiths designer Rose Sinclair, and together discover the textile practices and spaces of Caribbean women. As part of her ongoing research Rose will invite you to explore black British craft, British crafting culture and to question what constitutes black British textiles.

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Design winners at the Warden’s Annual Public Engagement Awards


Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair and the Interaction Research Studio are amongst the winners of the Warden’s Annual Public Engagement Awards, held on 23 May 2019.

Professor Bill Gaver and Andy Boucher of the Interaction Research Studio were winners in the Established Researcher category for the project My Naturewatch Camera, in which they teamed up with the BBC’s Natural History Unit to create wildlife cameras that people could build at home and use to take a closer look at their local wildlife.

Rose Sinclair won a Special Award for Community Engagement for her work in engaging the public with material legacy of the women of the Windrush generation.

Also from our department, Liam Healy received a commendation in the Early Career Researcher category for DUF-ZINE: Issue 01-13, which documents different aspects of European migration routes.

Read more on the Goldsmiths website

Tomorrow’s Great Pageant presentation and reading

Poster for Tomorrow's Great Pageant

Design lecturers Dash MacDonald and Nicholas Mortimer would like to invite you to a presentation of the socially charged project by Post Workers Theatre – Tomorrow’s Great Pageant, an Arts Council-funded project that re-imagined the iconic Suffrage play, “A Pageant of Great Women”, for a 21st Century non-binary context. A presentation of the collective writing process will be followed by a reading of the updated play.

Where: Lockwood Building, Room 211 (Hexagon)

When: 2:30-3:30 pm, Wednesday 29th May