Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Goldsmiths campus is now closed and everyone in the Design department is working remotely. This means that the graduating BA Design class of 2020 are facing the challenge of adapting their projects to the current situation.
Where: Staypineapple Chicago, The Loop, 1 W Washington Street, The Burnham Room, Chicago, IL 60602, United States
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.
Nicholas Bennett, a first year BA Design student at Goldsmiths, is the winner of the #CreateCOP25 competition launched by artist management agency Art Partner. The contest invited young creatives to submit artistic proposals that engage with contemporary issues around climate change.
Nicholas’s winning entry is a waterproof formal suit for people to wear during flooded commutes:
I created this work a year ago, whilst exploring the ways people use objects to protect themselves from environmental forces. I started creating solutions for flooding with the everyday objects that surrounded me. This issue is becoming increasingly prevalent, since I’ve completed this work the news has been constantly filled with people living in floods such as recently in the UK and Venice, I used temporary waterproofs as a solution. It also fascinated me how we attempt to face climate consequences. I wanted to continue to understand the lengths people will go to, to carry on with ‘life’.
Design students Eva Gates & Celeste Williams designed and made this year’s trophy for the Goldsmiths Prize, the literary prize for fiction that breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form. The 2019 Goldsmiths Prize was awarded to Lucy Ellmann for “Ducks, Newburyport”.