Rose Sinclair to run Windrush-themed interactive workshop at the Black Cultural Archives

On 13 June, Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair will be running a workshop titled “Mothers and Daughters of the Windrush” at the Black Cultural Archives, with anthropologist Dr Audrey Allwood:

“Seventy years have passed since the iconic SS Empire Windrush arrived on British shores. And today we are celebrating the legacies of our great-grandmothers, grandmothers and mothers. Take part in an interactive workshop to explore the resilient nature of our foremothers and how they created cultural spaces both inside and outside the home, shaping our identities today.

Anthropologist Dr Audrey Allwood and textile design lecturer Rose Sinclair unpick how the mothers and daughters of the Windrush wove together and maintained their Caribbean material culture through methods of mothering and nurturing. Reconnect with their power of creativity, aesthetic prowess and craft skills brought from “back home” that enabled them to take on roles of the dressmaker, piecemaker, cook, nurse, healer and homemakers from the 1950s onwards.

Dr Audrey Allwood is a visiting research fellow in anthropology at Goldsmiths and is currently undertaking her post-doctorate studies in Caribbean migration and successive generations. Rose Sinclair is a design lecturer at Goldsmiths currently teaching textiles and fashion at undergraduate and postgraduate level.”

The event will start at 7 pm; tickets are £7 and can be bought from the BCA website.

Gold on Film Festival: The Closer We Get


Somewhere’s film The Closer We Get (directed by Karen Guthrie) is screening at Curzon Goldsmiths on Tuesday, March 20th at 18:15 as part of Gold on Film, a festival celebrating films produced by Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Co-Producer & DOP Nina Pope, who is one of the design practitioners supporting and advising our third year BA Design students as Studio mentors. Tickets can be booked online.

MULTIPLEXER #03 __OPEN CALL: A Thousand Platos

Multiplexer is a book-zine produced by the Vehicles for Experimental Practice group based in the Design Department at Goldsmiths. It is a place where the signs constructing reality -graphics, texts, scores, comics, etc – get analysed, manipulated, compressed and collided to generate new forms and directions; each issue is activated by a password acting as common denominator and entry point to its content. We are now seeking contributions for Issue 03, which will have Jimmy Loizeau as a guest editor:

A THOUSAND PLATOS

REPRESENTATIONS and MISINTERPRETATIONS: Inventions, Adventures and Mystifications

The  two  of  us  wrote  Anti-Oedipus together. Since each of us was several, there was  already  quite  a  crowd.  Here  we  have  made  use  of  everything  that  came  within range, what was closest as well as farthest away. We have assigned clever pseudonyms  to  prevent  recognition.  Why  have  we  kept  our  own  names?  Out  of  habit, purely out of habit. To make ourselves unrecognizable in turn. To render imperceptible,  not  ourselves,  but  what  makes  us  act,  feel,  and  think.  Also  because it’s nice to talk like everybody else, to say the sun rises, when everybody knows  it’s  only  a  manner  of  speaking.  To  reach,  not  the  point where  one  no  longer says I, but the point where it is no longer of any importance whether one says  I.  We  are  no  longer  ourselves.  Each  will  know  his  own.  We  have  been  aided, inspired, multiplied.

DELUZE & GUATARI
Introduction to Rhizome > A Thousand Plateaus 1980

Contributions can be in any medium reproduceable in book-zine format,  such as comics, music scores, illustrations, interviews, graphics, design & photo essays.

Submission specifications: up to 25 pages , A5 format, to be printed in B&W. Materials can be submitted as either text /image files for our graphic team to set up, or as finished documents in pdf format. Those selected will be notified by 1 May 2018. Send files/links to vehicleforexperimentalpractice[@]gmail.com, and any related enquiries to Roberto Feo, r.feo[@]gold.ac.uk.

Editorial Team: Rosario Hurtado, Stuart Bannocks, Laura Potter and Roberto Feo

Past contributors include: Les Back, Sarah Kember, Stuart Bannocks, Alexandra Midal, Mark D’Inverno, Marguerite Humeau, El Ultimo Grito, Laura Potter, Dean Pankhurst, Jimmy Loizeau, Crap Futures, Noam Toran, JODI.org, Jennifer Bain, Le Studio Humain, Michael Mouyal, Fabbio Stefanonni, Quique Corrales, Charcoal, Charlie Evans, Design for Dreaming, Patricia Rodriguez, Guffetsch, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Ryan Paul McCarthy, Patricia Rodriguez, and many others.

Talking Textiles with Rose Sinclair

On 9 March, Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair will be leading a Talking Textiles event on black women and crafting, with a focus on commemorating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush at Tilbury Docks.

When: 09.03.2018, 2-4 pm

Where: Constance Howard Gallery, Deptford Town Hall

The event will explore key pieces from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection with a Caribbean legacy, and discuss their relevance within a broader canon of aesthetics in textiles with special attention to the discourse around black women, their arts and crafts practices and migration. Attendance is free but please book your place via Eventbrite.