Alumna Millicent Barty amongst Obama Foundation Scholars

Millicent Barty (a graduate of our BA Design course) was chosen to be amongst the newest class of Obama Foundation Scholars, a program at Columbia University and the University of Chicago which gives “rising leaders from the United States and around the world who are already making a difference in their communities the opportunity to take their work to the next level through an immersive curriculum that brings together academic, skills-based, and hands-on learning.”

Millicent is one of 24 newly-announced Scholars and is part of the Columbia University half of the group. A social entrepreneur from the Solomon Islands, she is the founder and lead designer of Millicent Designs. Millicent received the prestigious Queen’s Young Leader Award in 2018 and is the Advisor to the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Board which supports young change-makers across the Commonwealth.

Alumni news round-up, August 2021

The latest issue of Goldlink, the Goldsmiths alumni magazine, includes a story on Selin Yigitbasi-Ducker, a 2017 graduate of our MA in Design & Innovation.

Goldsmiths Design alumna Kirsty Minns,  executive creative director at Mother Design, talks about her career trajectory in this podcast.

Sticky Fingers Publishing, founded by BA Design graduates, is amongst participants in Printed Matter, Independent Print and Publication Fair organised by Collective Ending on 14 August.

Short animated film “Do Not Feed the Pigeons”, produced by Jordi Morera (BA Design 2013) will screen in the official competition at Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in Switzerland.

Alumna Millicent Barty (BA Design 2013) is a guest speaker at this online event on “Young People and Leadership in the Pacific”, 11 August. Millicent received the prestigious Queen’s Young Leader Award in 2018 and is the Advisor to the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Board which supports young change-makers across the Commonwealth.

Alumna Zara Arshad talks about documenting East Asian visual culture in this AIGA Eye on Design interview.

Megan Watson (BA Design 2020) is amongst shortlisted artists for the Glyndebourne Tour Art Competition 2021.

BA Design Degree show 2021 wrap-up

The 2021 BA Design graduation show “My friend, oh! It’s been so long” has now finished, but there’s still time to catch up on anything you’ve missed!

You can find out more about all the students from the class of 2021 and their graduation work from the show website.

On the Youtube channel BAD:TV, catch up with live performances from the show week (28 June-1 July) and also watch videos and films that are part of the student projects.

The class of 2021 also ran a podcast series in which students answered questions about their work and their creative process in one minute; listen on Spotify.

There were no events or exhibitions open to the public this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. A display of installations was set up on campus in the third year studios, you can see more photos on our Facebook page.

The Design blog ran several interviews and articles on individual student projects before and during the show. Find them all via the tag My friend oh!it’s been so long:

Erin Button

Colombia Everett

Lucy Gaston

Elektra Thomson, Mathilda Taylor

Aarushi Mathiyani

Saundra Liemantoro

BA Design Degree Show 2021: Saundra Liemantoro, “Black Box- White Clay”

The BA Design class of 2021 are presenting their outcomes this week, under the title “My Friend, Oh! It’s Been So Long.” The blog continues to give you a peek at the work being showcased. Today, Saundra Liemantoro:

“At the end of 2nd Year, I had been working with clay a lot. When lockdown started, the ceramics labs shut, and the world went online. I felt that the difference between working with the patient, warm, tactile clay and with the overcrowded, cold cyberspace was jarring. In the contemporary, technology feels so far away from craft and I intended to bring craft and computing closer.

Craft, textural, embodied, layered, materialised handicraft.

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