Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Goldsmiths campus is now closed and everyone in the Design department is working remotely. This means that the graduating BA Design class of 2020 are facing the challenge of adapting their projects to the current situation.
How are third year BA Design students getting by in isolation? What are they working on, and how are they dealing with the limitations imposed by quarantine on their work? Our brilliant students have become vloggers to document this process; follow them on their collaborative YouTube channel, BAD Isolation.
“If I Get Like That Just Shoot Me”, a short documentary directed by Goldsmiths Design graduate Amy Clegg (BA Design class of 2019), is one of the nominees for the Best Documentary award in the 2020 Oxford International Short Film Festival, which will take place on 28-29 March.
Amy’s film, one of 6 short documentaries competing for the award, was developed as part of her graduation project from Goldsmiths Design and looks into the ever-widening gap between the perception and reality of informal care for the elderly. Amy is currently studying for an MA in Screen Documentary at Goldsmiths.
When: 13 February 2020, 7 pm
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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A documentary film by Amy Clegg (BA Design 2019) will be screened on 1 October at the Bolton Film Festival as part of the Student Documentary block. Amy’s film (and graduation project from Goldsmiths), titled “If I Get Like That Just Shoot Me”, looks into the ever-widening gap between the perception and reality of informal care for the elderly.