"MA Design Futures programme was exactly the space I was looking for – a space that inspires, stimulates and motivates."
I heard about the College from my professor in Hong Kong who received his PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths. And I found out about MA Design Futures course on the Goldsmiths website. What attracted me to this course was the clarity in its objectives and ideals, and the ambiguity in its contents. It was exactly the "space" that I was looking for – a space that inspires, stimulates, motivates, and yet was undefined and vague enough to allow me to move around freely and even cross the borders of the subject.
It is an interesting course indeed. We discussed a wide range of issues like environments, ethics, society, technology, knowledge and communication in relation to the design discipline. Under the guidance of the instructors, students are encouraged to rediscover the real concerns/interests deep in our hearts; challenge the cultural and social values, norms and codes; apply the knowledge and ideas to our work; and make things happen. I am glad I chose to study here. I've really enjoyed being with people from different cultural backgrounds in a dynamic and lively study environment. I expect the knowledge and insights will be of great use in my career as a designer in the future.
Programme and year of study:
MA Design Futures