On 10 March, Goldsmiths Design hosted a seminar with Usman Haque and Nick Srnicek, first in a series of sessions related to the launch of our new MA in Design: Expanded Practice. Did you miss it? Have no fear, you can now watch the full seminar online:
The Design department is launching its new post-disciplinary MA in Design: Expanded Practice with a series of seminars discussing the ideas, practices and possibilities that inform the new programme! The first event will feature talks from guest speakers Usman Haque (Umbrellium) and Nick Srnicek (City, University of London).
Usman Haque is a founding partner of Umbrellium. Umbrellium designs and builds technological tools to support citizen empowerment and high-impact engagement in cities. Trained as an architect, he has created responsive environments, interac tive installations, digital interfaces and dozens of mass-participation initiatives in cities throughout the world. In 2008 he received the Design of the Year Award (interactive) from the Design Museum.
Nick Srnicek is a writer and professor. His current research is focused on post-work politics and social reproduction, and how the two separate areas can be fit together. This will be published as a book entitled After Work: What’s Left and Who Cares? He has also written on the transformations of the contemporary labour market (Inventing the Future) and on the digital economy and its dynamics (Platform Capitalism).
When: Friday 10 March, 6 pm
Where: Room 211, Lockwood Building, Goldsmiths
Starting 2017, postgraduate study at Goldsmiths Design will undergo a significant change: we are introducing a brand new, 15-month MA in Design: Expanded Practice, a a radical post-disciplinary programme for practitioners who want to push the boundaries of what design can be and do.
By challenging the role and norms of traditional design towards an emerging type of ‘advanced design’, unshackled from the history of specialisms and entrenched methods, students will become part of a community of practice. Instead of specialised individual Masters, which this MA will replace, the programme will offer six thematic areas of investigation, or ‘Studios’:
- Cities & Urbanism
- Communication & Experience
- Fashions & Embodiment
- Innovation & Service
- Interaction & Technology
- Participation & Politics
Find out more about the new MA from the Goldsmiths website.