The items on display document the teaching process on the Fashions & Embodiment Studio of the MA in Design: Expanded Practice (and the MA in Fashion before it).
Programme co-lead Ruby Hoette and lecturer Katherine May asked MA students to bring in old denim garments and ‘upick’ them, then sew them together into a quilt, exchanging stories and ideas as they go. The outcome is always different and unpredictable, while the process of this relaxed activity functions as a bonding and engagement opportunity as well as a conversation and questioning of fashion ethics.
In the exhibition, you’ll be able to see the resulting denim quilts made by successive cohorts of students, as well as other artifacts, images and texts.
El Ultimo Grito and Stuart Bannocks were commissioned by curator Jessica Morgan to generate a publication that would act as provocation/pre-content to the theme of the 2020 Verbier Art Summit: “Resource Hungry: Our Cultured Landscape and Its Ecological Landscape”.
The publication is titled THEY PAINTED THE MOUNTAINS WHITE, published by DESTE FOUNDATION (ISBN 978-2-8399-2100-8). See above a few images of the cover and inside pages.
El Ultimo Grito were also amongst speakers at the Summit, which took place on 31 January and 1 February 2020 in Verbier, Switzerland.
Where: Staypineapple Chicago, The Loop, 1 W Washington Street, The Burnham Room, Chicago, IL 60602, United States
The event will begin with a brief overview of Goldsmiths given by Will Abraham, North America Admissions Officer, followed by a presentation from Dr. Juliette C. Kristensen, Programme Lead for the BA in Design.
In her talk, “Design at Goldsmiths: Postdisciplinary Practice in the Contemporary World”, Dr Kristensen will discuss the unique form of design philosophy, practice and education of the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London. In situating the strengths of particular approaches and methods in the design work of this department, she will then discuss in detail the two taught programmes of design offered at Goldsmiths: the undergraduate BA Design programme; and the postgraduate MA Design Expanded Practice.
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