Goldsmiths University’s “How Come?” Show Poses Questions About Design at the London Design Festival

by , 09/21/12

Elvira Grob, Vitiosae Vigilis, how come, student show, goldsmiths, london, london design festival, 2012, rag factory, east london

In the future we may all need a pet called the Vitiosae Vigilis to deal with air pollution speculates Elvira Grob. Her synthetic animal proposes to work as a human enhancement to sense the invisible pollution in the air and reveal the the effects of long-time exposure to air pollution.

 Sang Min Park, brand diet, london, how come, goldsmiths university, east london, rag factory, london design festival 2012

Sang Min Park’s “Brand Diet is a simple, yet effective visual display featuring infographics in the form of receipts that show a number of Sang Min Park’s consumption habits over the last year. Sang Min Park stated the project aims were to encourage people to re-consider their own consumption levels.

Delay o Mat, Holger Klapperich, London, How come, Goldsmiths master students, rag factory, London Design Festival, 2012

We loved the playful Delay-O-Mat by Holger Klapperich. This intricate critical design invention is a vending machine that offers either a fast or slow method of deliver, with the slow track delivering a positive experience for the user. This is a critic on the system where society has a constant need for speed. We think there is definitely a green value in creating slower, more valuable experiences in everyday life.

Paper Dress Lamp, London, 2012, London Design Festival, Rag Factory, Goldsmiths university

This beautiful glowing paper dress was part of  Si Wai Cheong‘s work that looked at how to embed sustainable practices within the fashion industry.

How Come, Goldsmiths University, London, 2012, rag factory, london deisgn festival

The How Come show was definitely worth a visit, it was an energetic space with a diverse mix of projects on show. Whilst there, we were also invited to join a crochet workshop, but opted instead to take a photograph of this colourful crocheting group.  We left thinking about lots of the big issues that affect our daily lives, so we think that these questioning projects did their job well.

+ How Come?

+ Goldsmiths University of London

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