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.

Rose Sinclair to speak at the V&A’s Digital Design Weekend

Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair will be one of the speakers at “Amplifying unheard voices”, an event taking place at the V&A on 21 September as part of Digital Design Weekend.

Artists, researchers and entrepreneurs will be exploring and advocating for more diverse narratives in craft and digital cultures. Rose Sinclair’s talk will be titled “Arrivals 1948: Crafts and Settlement, questions of making”. You can book your place on the V&A website.

You will also be able to find Rose at the “Windrush: Arrival 1948” installation throughout the weekend; read the full programme of the event here.

#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.

More information and how to book