I have recently accepted the role of Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) alongside Michael Guggenheim and Marsha Rosengarten. I have been a member of CSISP, hosted by the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, since its inception in 2004, which was established by its first Director Andrew Barry and has previously been directed by Mariam Motamedi-Fraser, Mike Michael and Noortje Marres.
Goldsmiths is hosting a Design Star PhD training event entitled ‘Practice Research: Biographies Beginnings & Futures‘. The event takes place on Wednesday the 4th of November (2015) and precedes the PhD by Design conference, also being held at Goldsmiths. The afternoon of activities includes a session devoted to the presentation of practice-based design research followed by a chaired session (by Mathilda Tham, Goldsmiths) where Lina Hakim (V&A, London) and Alex Taylor (Microsoft Research) will talk about their careers in different areas of design research.
The photograph (© Matteo Cremonini 2015) featured in the poster depicts an extraction unit, part of the project Geomerce, where metal particles are extracted from plants and cross-referenced with real-time price indexes. The Geomerce project forms part of Gionata Gatto’s doctoral research and was exhibited at Salone del Mobile, Milan 2015, at the ErreCi photo-studios.