DE:CONSTRUCT is a one-day conference where students explore how their environment is shaped through arts, science, humanities, and cultural settings.
This year we have talks from academics teaching some fascinating subject areas at Goldsmiths, and engaging external speakers from organisations including Extinction Rebellion, Feminist Internet, and Secret Cinema.
The event is open to all Year 12 students currently studying in the UK, and is completely free for student and accompanying staff. Students must be accompanied by a member of staff.
Please see below for the schedule of the day, details of our keynote speaker, and FAQs, or visit our Choose Your Strand page for more information on the sessions throughout the day.
The initial ticket ballot has now closed. Thank you for everyone’s interest in DE:CONSTRUCT 2020.
Only a few tickets remain for this year’s event. Please see the ticket request form.
Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London
Yomi Adegoke is an award-winning British journalist and co-author of the 2018 book Slay in Your Lane.
She was born in east London, and raised in Croydon. Yomi studied law at the University of Warwick but took a year out in 2013 to found Birthday Magazine, a publication aimed at black teenage girls.
Yomi came to prominence after the release of Slay in Your Lane, described as a 'guide to life for a generation of black women'. The book covers work, education, money, dating, and health, as well as the media representation of black women. Currently Yomi writes for The Guardian, inewspaper and MetroUK.
Yomi is headlining DE:CONSTRUCT 2020 to present her understanding of the environment.