Restless Domesticity: MA students reimagine cooking

Innovative design can improve our daily lives in unexpected ways; a relevant glimpse into the many possibilities for change that the designers of tomorrow have in store for us was the „Restless Domesticity” project presented by Goldsmiths Design students to representatives from electronics giant LG. The brief asked MA and MRes students to reimagine the practices of cooking, cleaning and storage in a modern home while taking into consideration an European context. Continue reading “Restless Domesticity: MA students reimagine cooking”

Ilyanna Kerr: “My battlefield is the subconscious”

Have you had a look at the podcasting library of Goldsmiths College on iTunes yet? The service features some great illustrations, and we’re not saying that just because they were made by 3rd Year BA Design student Ilyanna Kerr.

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Evan Boehm on narrative spaces

Between the moment I asked Evan Boehm for an interview after hearing that his interactive short film “The Carp and The Seagull” had won an award from Adobe and the time I got around to publishing this article, Evan already had another success to report: he was nominated for a Webby Award (the Oscars of the Internet!) and shortlisted for another three- in one category, he shared the list with such famous names as Pixar’s Brave and Prometheus. “The Carp and the Seagull” received most of the honours, but Evan’s installation for the hit reality tv show Project Runway also got recognition.

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Evan is a Motion Director and a graduate of Goldsmiths’ MA in Design: Critical Practice; his now famous short, an expansion of his thesis project on narrative spaces and creating a spatial representation of a story, is not just a tale but an experience, allowing the user to interact with it and see different elements of it from different viewing angles while looking at the same geometric space. If you haven’t seen it yet, it is time to do so and play with the 3D environment while learning the story of the encounter between a spirit and fisherman Masato. Then, read the chat we had: Continue reading “Evan Boehm on narrative spaces”

Lior Smith about design for happiness and social good

We continue our programme of updates from the class of 2012! Today, a chat with Lior Smith, a BA Design graduate who is now, in her own words, as busy as she could have hoped to be, working in service design, teaching, doing freelance graphics and continuing work on her Goldsmiths thesis project on top of it. Basically, things have been great for Lior since she graduated, and now we’ll let her tell us more about it herself.

Q: What was your final project about?

A: It was about well-being. I researched positive psychology and communicated my findings. I made a toolkit to help people understand themselves better, and how they can be happier. During the project I also dressed up as a superhero around campus for two months, to see if giving makes you happy. Continue reading “Lior Smith about design for happiness and social good”