This summer, Charlie Evans (2014 BA Design graduate, and currently a Technical Tutor in the Department) spent two months in Taipei, on a Designers in Residence program for the British Council in Taiwan. Charlie sent us regular correspondence with impressions from his experience; we’re publishing his fifth letter today.
I’m working on an installation and performance for the night market in Gongguan. I’ll be using various types of tape and applying it to people’s knees, a technique that athletes use which I’ve been researching in Taipei.
On 10 September 2016, Goldsmiths Design lecturer Stuart Bannocks will be one of 70+ UK and international independent artists exhibiting their self-published work at the Artist Self Publishers Fair. The event will take place at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London.
ASP features artist self-publishers only, as an attempt to “avoid the restrictions and market dominance of much of contemporary arts culture.”. The fair was started in 2015 by artists Dan Mitchell and Sara MacKillop.
Stuart has been previously featured on the Design blog with his comic zine “City Strips”, which focuses on architecture from comic fiction.
The talk will focus on the work of Dorcas societies around the Haringey area and it will use archival material as well as discuss the influence of the networks of Caribbean women and their textiles:
Often founded by upper class women in churches in the 19th century, Dorcas Societies were initially begun to help make clothes for poor people, or to support women to become self-sufficient through the skill of working with a needle. During the 1950s and 1960s, Caribbean women in London would meet in their front rooms. The Clubs and Societies were a support network, where textiles formed the link.
The event will take place in the Lecture Hall at Bruce Castle starting 7 30 pm (doors open at 7).
MULTIPLEXER is a biannual design journal/zine produced by Vehicles for Experimental Practice and the Design Department at Goldsmiths. Each issue uses a “password” as a starting point, which then gets redefined through the work presented.
Issue One is now open for entries until 25 February, and the password is MALFICTION. Submitted work can be anything printable, between 1-20 pages in length. Selected projects will be published in March; see attached poster for more details.