Around the World in 7 Days, our signature alumni reunion series is back!
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This year it’s more international (and literal*) than ever. From Kyoto to Berlin to Athens, alumni like you have created experiences to join during 25-31 October.
(*) In theory, you could virtually visit alumni around the world for one or all of the events that will be livestreamed or hosted online.
We are also creating an exclusive online space where you can explore bonus content and interact with as many alumni from across the globe as you would like.
All in person events are subject to local Covid-19 restrictions. Please follow all local guidance and do not attend any in-person events if you are unwell.
Kyoto: MediTEAtion, Mindful Matcha tea session
Monday 25 October 6am and Saturday 30 October 2pm
Alumna Kaoru Kuribayashi Stanislaus kicks off and closes the series in the most mindful way imaginable with two relaxing guided sessions on meditation and matcha (or beverage of choice). The session will be beamed all the way from Kyoto, but in the UK’s time zone so that more of you can join. Monday 25 October at 6.00am for the early birds and Sunday 31 October 2pm for the rest of us.
More information about MediTEATtion on Eventbrite.
Chicago: B Y O (D I Y) L D P
Monday 25 October 12-2pm Chicago time
New Cross meets the Windy City at this online gathering where you can BYO lunch, drinks, and pictures from your time at Goldsmiths – or if you’re feeling adventurous you can follow along alumni organiser Maymay in creating her DIY, completely made-up specialty: Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza with fish and chip filling. Maymay says costumes and Goldsmiths-themed accessories are welcome for this virtual mingle!
More information about B Y O (D I Y) L D P on Eventbrite.
Zurich: British Isles Pub Quiz
Tuesday 26 October 7.30pm Zurich time – In person only
Join Anna Luisa Kaminski in the flesh for a low-key pub style gathering at Kennedy’s in Zurich. In her words: “Let's connect the small community of Goldsmiths alumni in Switzerland around a good beer and (British) food. Pröschtli!
More information about the British Isles Pub Quiz on Eventbrite.
London: Discussion and balm-making workshop
Tuesday 26 October 6-8pm BST
Cynthia Voza Lusilu of Black Alliance for Lewisham Minds (BALM) will lead a discussion on mental wellbeing in Afro-Caribbean communities whilst teaching us how to make a soothing balm. This session will explore themes of care and healing while giving those who wish a chance to make something that soothes.
More information on Discussion and balm-making workshop on Eventbrite.
Athens: Contemporary Classical Music
Wednesday 27 October 8.30pm Athens time
In this first of our two Athenian gatherings, Music alumna Coreen Morsink will interview Compositional alumnus and classical composer Dr Michael Keffalas, who will also showcase selections of his work and the October 2021 premiere of his composition: Theody (2021) a sacred or, chorale cantata.
More information about Contemporary Classical Music Eventbrite.
Sao Paolo: What is next to come?
Thursday 28 October 6.30-8.30pm Sao Paolo time
This is one for the Portuguese speaking big thinkers out there. In this intimate online networking session, alumna Lilian Bado will ask guests to give a short pechakucha to answer the question: How are you contributing to building the world that you wish the most? For the pechakucha, you can share up to 10 images that represent your answer and speak to each image for 20 seconds. There will be a chance to mingle after and discuss afterwards.
More information about 'What is next to come?' on Eventbrite.
London: Scrap That - Changing careers
Friday 29 October 12.30-1.30pm UK time
In this aptly named lunch time session, alumna Zoe Jacob (wife, mother, government advisor. and former cheesemonger to the Queen) will guide you through an online discussion about the formative years post-graduation. This will be followed by visioning exercise to dream up what's yet to come.
More information about Scrap That - Changing Careers on Eventbrite.
London: OSINT in the workplace
Friday 29 October 3.30-5pm UK time
In this informative session, Calum Strachan invites you to learn about OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) and how it can be applied in the workplace. The session will aim to give you key skills in using publicly available intel for critical analysis in the workplace. Although the talk is geared towards those in the Anthropology arena, knowledge-seeking and curious alumni are welcome.
More information about OSINT in the workplace on Eventbrite.
Strasbourg: A Zero Waste World
Friday 29 October 5-7pm Strasbourg time
In the words of alumni organiser Sumitra Gopal, “conversations about zero waste and going green are largely dominated by Western concepts. But what lessons can Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America offer about sustainability? What does going green mean for you and what can we learn from each other?” Singapore-based Sumitra will be hosting this discussion from Strasbourg, exemplifying the East-West elements of this discussion.
More information about A Zero Waste World on Eventbrite.
Frankfurt: Documentary screening - street line
Friday 29 October 6-9pm Frankfurt time
Ten years ago, two filmmakers created a documentary about street kids in Kathmandu – street line is a documentary that follows the threads of these lives, a decade later. Alumna Alia Pagin has organised an online screening of this extraordinary documentary. The session will include a Q&A with the filmmakers and an optional opportunity to donate to Kleine Wölfe, a charity set up to provide long-term school education for all the children featured in the documentary.
More information about the street line documentary screening on Eventbrite.
Madrid: Happy Hour
Friday 29 October from 8-11.30pm Madrid time
Alumnus Mahesh Daswani invites you for an aperitivo, tapas, cocktail and/or beverage of your choice at this happy hour, hosted from Madrid. The event will be a virtual opportunity to meet others (who also have Goldsmiths in common) and reminisce about student days or share what you are doing now. The gathering is informal and BYO (Bring Your Own) refreshments. Salud!
Athens: Flat party
Saturday 30 October 5-10pm Athens time
Remember New Cross house parties? Even if you don’t, you may still want to join alumni Iris, Vicki, and Maria at their Athens flat party – either online if you aren’t local or for those in Athens, in person (Covid restrictions apply). The evening will include a backgammon and chess tournament, Goldsmiths-themed creative writing session and general catching up. For those who will be there in the flesh, you’ll even be treated to handmade British food and drink.
More information about the Flat Party on Eventbrite.
Berlin: A night of flow
Saturday 30 October 6-10pm Berlin time
Alumnus Paul Vincent Snow has pulled out all the stops in this show-stopping livestreamed event. This “evening of flow” will include ground-breaking performances and art from V. Magus, Amira Berbo, Max J, Dread Journal, and in a first public performance, indie band Third Mind. This unique Berlin event is not one to miss! (In person attendance dependent on Covid restrictions).
More information about A night of flow on Eventbrite.
Taipei: From New Cross Gate to New Cross Mate
Saturday 30 October 7.30-9.30pm Taipei time at Sousou Corner Store – In person only
For those of you who will be in Taipei on 30 October, alumni organisers Chia-Yu and Judy have arranged an extraordinary opportunity to recall your days at Goldsmiths. In their words “one of the coolest things was the range of cultures we were exposed to.” At this in person, ticketed event you will see an exhibition of traditional arts, crafts and textiles from African tribes, and of course socialise with other alumni over food and drink. The event will take place at SouSou Corner Store, which is founded by Goldsmiths alumni organiser, Judy.
More information about From New Cross Gate to New Cross Mate on Accupass.
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