The Goldsmiths Open Innovation Network (which includes our department’s Pi Studio) aims to bring together the world of academia and business to foster collaborative knowledge exchange, creating transformative relationships across sectors and partnerships. It is a platform to engage with Goldsmiths in enterprise activities from: collaborative funding bids and commissioned research; to student projects and placements; through to more formal arrangements like Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
MASHING THE MONSTROUS KENTISH MIDWINTER RITUAL OF HOODENING WITH THE HORRORS OF CONTEMPORARY AUTOMATED WORK
Join Post Workers Theatre for a department -wide end of term extravaganza: four days of collective creativity and co-production, kicking off with a talk event & screening on Monday 9th December 2-5pm in the Hexagon (room 211, Lockwood Building).
Hoodening is an ancient folk custom performed in East Kent for over 200 years. The Hoodeners were mainly agricultural labourers, working in ploughing teams who visited pubs, shops and houses during the fallow season of winter, entertaining their hosts with carnivalesque horseplay in return for ‘largesse’, beer and cake. The Hoodening team’s stock characters represented their working realities. From the ‘poor old’ hooden horse exhausted by the hard labour forced upon him to the whip carrying ‘Waggoner’ trying to keep the others in line. Continue reading “AutoHoodening”
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”.