Typology and The Beautiful Nothing

Goldsmiths Design MRes student Karl Grupe will be amongst the tutors conducting workshops and seminars at this year’s Urban Photo Fest. Karl’s session, which takes place on October 8th, is called “Typology and The Beautiful Nothing” and it will focus on exploring typology as a method of communication. You can find here a full list of the workshops at Urban Photo Fest (including a few sessions happening on campus at Goldsmiths)  and find out more details on costs, location and required materials.

Urban Photo Fest is a London-based photographic festival celebrating the urban space, and the 2013 edition takes place between the 3rd and the 12th of October.

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Photo by Karl Grupe

MA Design students at the presentation ceremonies

The presentation ceremonies are that final moment of student life when you can finally forget all worries, deadlines, coffee and sleepless nights. The hard work is over and has paid off: time to enjoy being congratulated by your family and friends and having your picture taken while wearing a rectangular cap for posterity. This year’s Design postgrads had their day of pictures, joy and rectangular hats yesterday morning, so we’d thought I’d be a good idea to take the pulse of the event and mingle with the crowd at the post-ceremony reception in the tents on College Green, just to hear in what state of mind are the Masters of Arts (or Research) in Design saying their goodbyes to Goldsmiths. Did they enjoy their studies? Would they recommend their course to newcomers? Do they have exciting future projects waiting for them?

It wasn’t easy to identify Design students amongst so many happy graduates celebrating their achievements, but luckily we eventually found Svenja Bickert and Linda Kwon, who studied for an MA in Design Futures. As its very name says, the course encouraged the students to think about the future of design, and also to apply a critical way of thinking. Designers aren’t necessarily used to writing essays and reflecting on their work in writing, said Linda and Svenja, but during their MA they were challenged to do so and they welcomed the challenge. Continue reading “MA Design students at the presentation ceremonies”