DBACE 2021: Submissions open 14 January

The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs (DBACE) “supports visionary creative entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-30 who are driven by a mission to create and sustain social value through their enterprise.”

The prize pot for 2021 is £60k and applications open 14 January. There will also be a series of info events to support you in making your application to DBACE. Go to the DBACE website to find out more and download an application preview.


Found in Translation: Duarte da Costa Ferreira

This year’s MA in Design: Expanded Practice degree show, “Found in Translation” is taking place online starting December 7th until the end of the month. The Design blog is giving you a preview of the work created by the class of 2020; today, Duarte da Costa Ferreira.

Duarte da Costa Ferreira profile photo

What’s your project about, in a nutshell?

“Sustainability” and Climate change can be hard to process and attack all in one go, so this project focuses on Water. And following that idea of breaking things down, instead of doing one big final project I approached it by making a series of smaller design interventions. These all exist in the realms of Futuring (a philosophy that goes one step further than sustainability, since to sustain is to maintain the same, and to Future is to act in a redirective manner that actually adds to the planet), Speculative Design and Water. From a game, to imagining a world where Water becomes the new currency, these projects aim to pose questions about how we want the Future of Water to be, and how we might engage people in these conversations. Continue reading “Found in Translation: Duarte da Costa Ferreira”

Short course- “Prince Studies: Design for Life”

Prince mural in Cleveland, Ohio

Do you love Prince, Design and cultural theory? Then this short course run by Design staff in January is the thing for you:

Prince Studies: Design for Life

Starting date: 16 January 2021
11 am-1 pm, 10 weeks

Tutors: JC Kristensen, Nina Trivedi

Prince Studies offers a unique opportunity to study the artist, musician, performer, filmmaker and icon Prince, and the context in which he lived and worked, using fandom as a method to explore visual and material culture.

More information and bookings on the Goldsmiths website