Black History Month events with Rose Sinclair

Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair will take part in two free events celebrating the end of Black History Month next week:

“Windrush Conversation”

When: Wednesday 30 October, 18:30

Where: Goldsmiths Library

Both as a celebration of Black History Month and of 70 years since the arrival of HMS Windrush Dr. Elizabeth Williams (Goldsmiths, University of London) will be in conversation with Professor William Henry (University of West London) and Rose Sinclair (Goldsmiths, University of London) to discuss Windrush in a historical, personal and current context.

Register to attend via EventBrite

Talking About Textiles: Celebrating the Crafting Genius of Althea McNish

When: Thursday 31 October

Where: Bruce Castle, Haringey

A panel discussion led by Rose Sinclair to honour the work of Althea McNish, a living icon in the world of textiles. Since she started designing over sixty years ago, her designs have graced a myriad of spaces.

All welcome; find out more from the Haringey Council website.

Service Design Fringe Festival 2019: Designing in Times of Uncertainty

Lily McCraith’s graduation project at the 2019 BA Design show

“Meet the The Service Design Fringe Festival x Arts Thread Rising Stars – 2019 graduates with projects that relate to the festival’s theme of Designing in Times of Uncertainty – design thinking, creative problem solving with #uncertainty: #SDFF2019″.

When: 24-25 October

Where: The Design Museum and the Barbican

Several 2019 BA Design graduates from Goldsmiths (Jaspar Rogers, Xanthe Cook, Aaron Panesar, Miki Chiu, Lily McCraith, Maria Hardy, Miki Wong, Declan Pitts, Kiril Sapundzhiev, Maria Elges and Kate Mason) are amongst exhibitors, showing a diverse range of work grappling with themes from beauty standards to political engagement, using tools ranging from combat sports to tinkling bells.

Updates from the studio of Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen

A few highlights from the recent work of artist duo Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, from Design Lecturer Tuur van Balen:

On Friday 25th of October at 6:30 we’ll be giving a public lecture at the Architectural Association. It’s free and everyone is welcome.

Our film Trapped in the Dream of the Other is currently on view at the Toronto Biennial, as part of the film program guest curated by Charles Stankievech; on until December 1st.

The Odds (part 1), a new work that recently premiered at our exhibition Luna Eclipse, Oasis Dream at Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston will be part of the upcoming exhibition Design for Different Futures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, curated by Michelle Millar Fisher. 21 October 2019 – 8 March 2020.

Our work 75 Watt will be part of Paola Antonelli’s exhibition Energy at MoMA, to coincide with the reopening of the museum. The exhibition will run 21 October – 26 January.

“Women of Walthamstow: Cloth, Activism and Empathy” – talk with Rose Sinclair

When: 5 October 2019, 14:30 – 15:30

Where: William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London

Free, drop-in

Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair discusses the presence of Dorcas Societies – charitable textile-making clubs – in and around Walthamstow, exploring how women used crafting practices to initiate social change.

Rose has authored several textile books, her most recent being Textiles and Fashion, Materials, Design and Technology (2015). Her current research focuses on black British women their crafting practices, and aesthetics. She uses installations and crafting workshops to discuss issues of gender, authenticity, identity, migration and settlement.

A key element in her research is the study of Dorcas Clubs and Societies and their used as a catalyst for black women to navigate safe textiles making spaces. Her research reflects on how the history of the Dorcas Clubs and Societies can influence contemporary textiles networks and practices.