Previous DE:CONSTRUCT festivals

Take a look at some of the activities that have been part of our previous DE:CONSTRUCT festivals.

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Professor Green discusses the 2018 DE:CONSTRUCT conference at Goldsmiths


Our 2018 conference involved students attended a range of keynote talks and workshops, with a variety of culturally influential speakers from organisations including Parliament Outreach, global creative agency M&C Saatchi, Computing at Goldsmiths, the V&A Museum and The Poetry Society. Musician and documentary-maker Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, was our guest speaker at the event.

The event included workshops on identity in a digital age, London's history of campaigning, social identity and psychology, fashion and identity, and black British history and poetry.

Please see the video below to see Professor Green talking about his experience.


The theme for DE:CONSTRUCT 2019 was Visualising the Future.

Our Keynote speaker was Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower, best-selling author of 'What a Time To Be Alone' and an award-winning blogger, writer, feminist and spokesperson for the future generation.

There were also workshops provided by The Museum of LondonSecret Cinema, and the National Justice Museum, as well as Goldsmiths departments of Computing and Psychology.

Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower


Sadly, due to COVID-19 DE:CONSTRUCT 2020 - Understanding Our Environment was cancelled. We were looking forward to welcoming speakers from Extinction Rebellion, Feminist Internet, and Secret Cinema to campus, alongside award-winning British journalist Yomi Adegoke, author of the 2018 book Slay in Your Lane.