Rose Sinclair to give talk on Dorcas societies at Bruce Castle

Rose Sinclair of Goldsmiths Design will hold a free talk on Dorcas societies on Wednesday, 24 February, at Bruce Castle Museum in Haringey: “Mapping Textiles: Dorcas Stories and Narratives in the Front Room”.

The talk will focus on the work of Dorcas societies around the Haringey area and it will use archival material as well as discuss the influence of the networks of Caribbean women and their textiles:

Often founded by upper class women in churches in the 19th century, Dorcas Societies were initially begun to help make clothes for poor people, or to support women to become self-sufficient through the skill of working with a needle. During the 1950s and 1960s, Caribbean women in London would meet in their front rooms. The Clubs and Societies were a support network, where textiles formed the link.

The event will take place in the Lecture Hall at Bruce Castle starting 7 30 pm (doors open at 7).

PhD by Design event @DRS2016

A message from the PhD by Design team:

“We’re happy to announce that the next PhD By Design event will take place on Monday the 27th June 2016 and is part of the Design Research Society (DRS) conference which runs on the 28th – 30th June 2016.

It is an opportunity to present work and discuss the diverse aspects of what it means to do a practice-based PhD in Design. In connection to the DRS conference, this one day event will explore what the future holds for design research and how this future is being enacted through practice-based PhD design projects right now.

Some questions we seek to explore are:

  • How do current PhDs in Design, frame and address the societal problems that face us?
  • In what ways are practice-based PhDs influencing ideas about Design and working as a designer?
  • How does current practice-based design research contribute to re-shaping our lives in more responsible, meaningful, and open ways?

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2015 PhD by Design conference

After last year’s success, we’re happy to announce that 2015 will see a new PhD by Design conference happening at Goldsmiths. The event will take place on the 5th and 6th of November 2015.

“The conference is an opportunity to present work and discuss the diverse aspects of what it means to do a practice-based PhD in Design.The conference especially invites designers undergoing or having completed a practice-based PhD within and outwith design departments. This two day event will include twelve discussion sessions, presentations from leading design researchers Professor Doina Petrescu (University of Sheffield and atelier d’architecture autogérée) and Professor Roberto Feo (Goldsmiths, University of London and El Ultimo Grito), peer-to-peer research skills workshops and a display of design research imagery.”

If you want to get involved, you can fill in an application form on the PhD by Design website.

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