2016 MA Show at Goldsmiths Design Festival: Highlights

This year, the MA graduation show took place as part of Goldsmiths Design Festival, between 15-18 September in the beautiful St John Hatcham Gallery at New Cross. Drinks on the private view night were sponsored by the Fat Walrus pub.

The exhibition explored a variety of topics and issues, from knots to the fabrication process of supermarket bread, from cat cafes to diagnosing eating disorders.

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From swerve of shore; in memory of Ailish

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Earlier in September we were deeply saddened by the loss of Ailish Sheehan, a student on our MA Design and Environment programme. Fellow students and staff included a memorial to Ailish, who as well as being a dedicated student was a brilliant athlete and a leading rower, in the recent Design Festival. Our thoughts continue with her friends and family; she will be missed.

Reunion evening at Goldsmiths Design Festival brought Design alumni together

Last Friday, the Design department and the Development and Alumni office at Goldsmiths organised a special reunion evening for Design graduates, as part of the 2016 Goldsmiths Design Festival.

Alumni were invited to enjoy a drink, mingle and network in the beautiful space of the St James Hatcham Gallery, amongst exhibits from this year’s MA Show; entertainment was ensured with music mixed live by Goldsmiths student Ballerino. The evening also included two alumni talks: Nicholas O’Donnell-Hoare (MA Design: Critical Practice graduate) focused on the challenges of designing in a world affected by climate change, while Chasity Johnson (MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship) presented the development process of her ethical fashion store, Haute Ecology.

Were you unable to make it to the reunion evening? Don’t panic, we’ve recorded the talks for you:

For more photos of the Alumni evening and other Goldsmiths Design Festival events, check out our Facebook page.

MA Show private view at Goldsmiths Design Festival

The 2016 Goldsmiths Design Festival is finally about to start! Are you ready for 4 days of great design events? The programme includes this year’s MA Show, as well as many free talks, workshops and performances.

The private view for the Postgraduate exhibition takes place on Thursday, 15 September, starting 7 pm, in the St James Hatcham Gallery at New Cross. Many thanks to our sponsor The Fat Walrus pub, who are providing drinks for our guests to enjoy.

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