As part of the dazzling London Design Festival, every year the renowned Goldsmiths University of London holds an exclusive show called ‘Making Believe’. For this exhibit, fresh grads from the Critical Practice, Design Futures and Design & Environment Masters join together to show their innovative and abstract creations in one space. The works comprise a way of designing that is "very Goldsmiths", taking some elements from critical-thinking, human-centered design, co-creation and meta-design within its practice. Take a look at all the crafty works ahead, such as this piece from designer Wee Siong Quek dubbed 'Soup for Thought'.
Wee Siong Quek’s Soup for Thought is a book of photographs of the designer’s experience of planting tomatoes, making oil from sunflowers seeds, growing basil and garlic, creating wooden utensils and finally eating the soup.
Snail and Sellotape. Zhen Li created an animation based on a relationship between a snail and sellotape. A creature from nature and a mass-produced object reflect within their love story how we seek to find another half that reminds us of ourselves.
‘There’s no certainty as we exist’ by Hwinyoung Jeong explores the relationship of our body with visible and invisible things, such as small wild grasses and bones.
Through a series of jewelry pieces, as a symbol of eternity, the designer challenges our minds and views of the world.
‘Species to Species’ by yet another international student, Jen Yoohyun Lee, is about provoking and guiding through a novel awareness of nonhuman animals living secretly in ‘human spaces.’
Marente Van Der Valk’s latest design is called ‘Getting’ Trashy’. It comprises a collection of recycled lamps made from all sort of things like second-hand dyed clothes, toilet parts, cable wheels and pet’s X-Rays that were playfully rescued and given a new personality and function.
‘No Items’ is a book-project by Thai designer Nattapong Sanpoonsup that explores new ways for using everyday objects.
The Goldsmiths University Masters’ projects are about much more than just the outcomes, they are a positive way of thinking about the future and learning while making. With a focus on the process, research, metadesign and critical-design, their works are about the way we live or imagine the way we would like to live.
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