Innovative design work at the 2017 Goldsmiths Design Festival

Last week, the Goldsmiths Design Festival held its third edition, again as part of the London Design Festival. As in the previous year, events took place in a single location, at the St James Hatcham gallery in New Cross. A private industry view for the postgraduate show happened on the evening of September 14th, while family and friends were welcomed on the evening of 15 September; the exhibition remained open until 17 September. All events were free to attend, and drinks were once again provided by The Fat Walrus.

From turning a parachute into fashion to exploring Mukbang, the online trend of broadcasting meals, from investigating different perceptions on human rights to empowering local communities through market hubs, the 2017 MA Show offered a wide range of exciting work. A few of the projects will be featured on the blog soon, so watch this space! You can also find more photos of the exhibits and the opening evening on our Facebook page.Read More »

Live broadcast from Lesvos: Design Unlikely Futures/ The System of Systems

When: Thursday, 21 September, 3:30 pm

Where: Curzon Cinema, Goldsmiths

Autonomous Broadcast Bike, The System of Systems & Conversation

An ongoing collaborative, trans-disciplinary research project that is concerned with designing devices and inventive methods to learn about people’s lived experiences of migration in the wake of disasters. We work under the collective name of DUF (design unlikely futures), across the disciplines of design, ethnography and experimental film-making.

The System of Systems aims to open up vital conversations about the legal framework of seeking asylum in Europe. We gather research by collaborating with academics, activists and practitioners to interrogate questions of language, the body and biometrics, agency and infrastructure, within the overlapping bureaucratic systems. In doing so, we hope to provide an alternative viewpoint on the subject and provide the space to consider possibilities, through exhibitions, events and publications.

Talks, performances, exhibitions: The 2017 Goldsmiths Design Festival

In addition to this year’s MA Show, the Goldsmiths Design Festival will host a variety of other Design events involving staff, students and leading design practitioners. You can find out what’s on from our programme on the festival website. Here are a few highlights: