Dash Macdonald

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Design
Department Design
Email D.Macdonald (@gold.ac.uk)
Dash Macdonald

Dash is a founding member of Post Workers Theatre, an artist collective formed in 2018 with Nicholas Mortimer and Demitrios Kargotis. PWT study and update historic workers’ theatre and forms of creative resistance to address inequalities in the contemporary labour market and wider society. Through collective writing, performing, costume and stage production, the collective sets up opportunities for workers and communities to discuss and challenge their conditions and imagine them otherwise.

Since 2008 Dash has worked with Demitrios Kargotis in the design action group Dash N’ Dem. Their wide ranging participatory projects use co-creation and collective enquiry as a public forum to discuss social injustice and present alternatives to dominant narratives. DN’D exhibit and produce public commissions internationally, working across diverse media and modes of communication to discuss critical questions with communities in an open and accessible way.

Academic qualifications

  • MA Design Products, Royal College of Art 2008

Teaching and Supervision

Publications and research outputs

Show/Exhibition

Ward, Matt; Loizeau, Jimmy; Macdonald, Dash and Auger, James. 2019. Alternative Friends. In: "Reconstrained Futures @ BIO26, 26th Biennial of Design", Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Mortimer, Nicholas; Macdonald, Dash and Kargotis, Demitrios. 2019. Protesteroo. In: "Protesteroo", Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom, March - May 2019.

Macdonald, Dash. 2017. The Odd Guides. In: "The Odd Guides", The Leaway, River Lea, United Kingdom.

Macdonald, Dash. 2017. Grime up the River. In: "Odd Soundtrack", The Leaway, Lea River, United Kingdom.

Macdonald, Dash. 2015. By The People, For The People. In: "Show of Hands", South London Gallery, United Kingdom, March - May 2015.

Macdonald, Dash. 2015. #Bedford Voices. In: "#Bedford Voices", Bedford, United Kingdom, 16 March - 12 April 2015.

Conference or Workshop Item

Ward, Matt; Loizeau, Jimmy; Macdonald, Dash and Auger, James. 2019. 'Sitspec: rewriting alternative futures'. In: Future Friends Conference. Maribor, Slovenia 14 - 18 April 2019.

Mortimer, Nicholas; Macdonald, Dash and Kargotis, Demitrios. 'Autohoodening'. In: Autohoodening. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom May - December 2019.

Performance

Mortimer, Nicholas; Macdonald, Dash and Kargotis, Demitrios. 2021. Autohoodening: The Rise of Captain Swing. In: "Autohoodening: The Rise of Captain Swing", Vivid Projects, Birmingham, United Kingdom, January - December 2021.

Mortimer, Nicholas; Macdonald, Dash and Kargotis, Demitrios. 2021. The Ballad of Goodwill. In: "The Ballad of Goodwill", Faculty of Fine, Applied & Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, January - April 2021.

Mortimer, Nicholas; Macdonald, Dash and Kargotis, Demitrios. 2018. Tomorrow's Great Pageant. In: "Tomorrows Great Pageant", The Place Theatre Bedford, United Kingdom, October 2017 - January 2018.

Macdonald, Dash. 2016. Dump It On Parliament Revisited. In: "Dump It On Parliament Revisited", Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, United Kingdom, 1 July 2015 - 24 June 2016.

Project

Mortimer, Nicholas; Macdonald, Dash and Kargotis, Demitrios. 2018 - Present Post Workers Theatre.

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