Research funding for the Design Star Consortium

We are very happy to announce that the Design Star Consortium, a collaboration between the University of Reading, Loughborough University, Brighton University, the Open University and the Design Department at Goldsmiths, has been awarded £2.2 million in funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The AHRC funds will be matched with similar amounts from the universities and will be used to support around 60 PhD researchers over the next five years, a great investment in the design research of the future. You can expect to hear more on this from us soon, but until then, you can read the official press release from the University of Reading HERE.

“Michael” BA Design show 2012

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember last year’s BA Design show “Michael”, as we have ready for you a video with a few interviews of exhibiting graduates explaining what their projects were about and how they worked.

The graduates featured here are Tessa Lawer, Ed Fyfe, Olivia Clemence and Henrietta Jadin (but there are more to come). Olivia’s project was also featured on the blog here.

New layout for the website press page

We’re very happy when the achievements of our students, graduates and staff are being recognised and talked about, so we’re trying to keep track of their press appearances.

The Press page on the Goldsmiths website has a new layout now (click here), but we will continue to improve it and to add new content. If you spotted an article that is relevant to Goldsmiths Design, don’t hesitate to send it our way.

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Tree Hub: Elevated Conversations on Design

Last month, during the London Design Festival, design was everywhere- even in a tree house three meters high. Second year BA Design student Belen Palacios had an idea: to take conversations on design in a different space altogether. With support from a group of fellow students, sponsors and many other people who believed in her project, Belen set things in motion, and after a long process of gathering funds, planning, designing and building, Tree Hub became reality and between 12 – 22 September hosted talks on a varied number of current issues, all limited to an exclusive maximum audience of ten. Here’s an interview with Belen in the pavilion on the day before the first talk, when bits and pieces were still being cut and hammered into place. Continue reading “Tree Hub: Elevated Conversations on Design”