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:
Every Friday evening starting 6:30 pm (with reruns on some weekend afternoons), tune in to the Design department’s Output radio at output.click for guest bits, music and a raffle with prizes. Join the show’s mailing list or send your own contributions to: email@example.com.
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.
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The event will begin with a brief overview of Goldsmiths given by Will Abraham, North America Admissions Officer, followed by a presentation from Dr. Juliette C. Kristensen, Programme Lead for the BA in Design.
In her talk, “Design at Goldsmiths: Postdisciplinary Practice in the Contemporary World”, Dr Kristensen will discuss the unique form of design philosophy, practice and education of the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London. In situating the strengths of particular approaches and methods in the design work of this department, she will then discuss in detail the two taught programmes of design offered at Goldsmiths: the undergraduate BA Design programme; and the postgraduate MA Design Expanded Practice.