Design alumnus runs LGBT+ fundraiser and art auction for Beirut

Alumnus Daniel Nasr (BA Design 2015) is one of the organisers of Rebuilding Beirut with Pride, an art auction and crowdfunding initiative to support LGBT+ communities in Beirut after the explosion that affected the Lebanese capital on 4 August 2020.

An online auction selling artwork and prints submitted by artists around the world will take place on 22 August; at least three other Goldsmiths alumni have pieces on sale in the collection. The evening will also include performances live-streamed from a limited attendance in-person event at The Bell pub in London. You can get tickets for the event via EventBrite. 

Art sales are also taking place via the Instagram account, RBP.auction. Any artists wanting to get involved are welcome to get in touch.

A crowdfunding page is open on GoFundMe to gather donations for rebuilding Beirut and supporting all impacted communities.

Freelancer portal launches on the London Design Festival website

This year, London Design Festival want to put the spotlight on the brilliance of London’s design scene at a time when it needs to be promoted more than ever. We recognise that freelancers in particular have been impacted by the pandemic, and the Festival wants to support this community by providing a voice to new talent and freelancers. As such, for 2020 we have created a freelancer portal where freelancers can share design content and their portfolio with the Festival audience.

Find out more from the London Design Festival website

Fashionworks webinars: The New Way Forward

Fashionworks is running a series of webinars on creative businesses, covering industry insights and discussions on Fashion & Textiles, Accessories &Artisans , and Crafts Innovators, Designers and Businesses:

16 August: SELLING IN EMERGING MARKETS – ASIA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST

2 September: LOCAL SOURCING REAL – LIVE MANUFACTURING WALKTHROUGH

30 September: DESIGNING RELAUNCHING NEW BEST SELLERS

Further information on requested topic(s) and registration to join the webinars dates can be obtained by contacting info[@]fashionworks.org.uk.

More information can be found in the Fashionworks leaflet (PDF document, 2.35 MB)