The Goldsmiths Centre

Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, The Goldsmiths’ Centre is the leading charity for the professional training of goldsmiths. It brings together trainees and working goldsmiths and those interested in jewellery, silversmithing and the allied trades, in a unique community that works and learns together. With 23 affordable studio and workshop spaces, a free exhibition programme, talks and events, The Goldsmiths’ Centre ensures that goldsmithing makes a valuable contribution to our society now and for future generations.

To register and book tickets for LDF at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, visit www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on

The Goldsmiths’ Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD
www.goldsmiths-centre.org
T: 020 7566 7650
Opening times: Monday – Friday 8am-6pm

Silver Speaks: Form

1 Jun 2016 - 23 Sep 2016

Silver Speaks: Form, on display in the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s glazed Atrium until 23 September 2016, shines the spotlight on over 30 pieces of work by talented members of Contemporary British Silversmiths (CBS). It explores the different skills and techniques that enable makers to create striking work in silver - the diverse application of tools and materials, from traditional methods to new technologies. FREE - no ticket required

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

Craft and Architecture

6:00pm - 8:00pm 19 Sep 2016

Sculptural jewellery designers Vicky Ambery-Smith and Mary Ann Simmons in conversation. They will explore the relationship between craft and architecture, the role of model-making and what makes great design irrespective of scale. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

Future Luxury

6:00pm - 8:30pm 19 Sep 2016

Future Luxury examines how the rules of luxury are being rewritten as consumer motivation for luxury products, services and brands evolve to create bespoke experiences and satisfy more intellectual needs. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

Simply Rhino Design Taster Session

10:30am - 12:00pm 20 Sep 2016

Architect & Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani shows how parametric modelling coupled with digital fabrication enables the design, simulation and fabrication of unique products for both furniture and product design. Arthur’s main creative design tool is Grasshopper. Grasshopper allows for the creation of algorithmic and parametric models and is a plugin for the popular CAD modelling software Rhino3D. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

Simply Rhino Design Taster Session

10:30am - 12:00pm 21 Sep 2016

From award-winning window displays for Karen Millen to ‘Tangential Dreams’ for the Burning Man Festival 2016, Architect & Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani, presents projects from practice. Arthur demonstrates how digital tools in design can enable highly sophisticated projects to be realised at a low cost. Arthur’s main creative design tool is Grasshopper. Grasshopper allows for the creation of algorithmic and parametric models and is a plugin for the popular CAD modelling software Rhino3D. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

Digital Disruption

6:00pm - 8:30pm 21 Sep 2016

The march of technology and digital innovation cannot be ignored and it appears that no industry is immune to digital disruption. But rather than seeing new technology and tools as a force of destruction, The Future Laboratory will explore how the blending of digital and craftsmanship; the merging of technology and materials will enhance the art of making and how we can embrace technology without losing our own humanity in the process. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

Simply Rhino Design Taster Session

10:30am - 12:00pm 22 Sep 2016

Architect & Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani shows how to create creative loops between designs and environmental feedback in architecture and interior design and demonstrates how parametric design tools enable designs that adapt and are responsive to their specific environment. Projects such as the Virgin Galactic Eco-Resort are explored to show how the design was grown recursively to react to the seasonal sunlight changes. Arthur’s main creative design tool is Grasshopper. Grasshopper allows for the creation of algorithmic and parametric models and is a plugin for the popular CAD modelling software Rhino3D. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

Digital Disruption

6:00pm - 8:30pm 22 Sep 2016

The march of technology and digital innovation cannot be ignored and it appears that no industry is immune to digital disruption. But rather than seeing new technology and tools as a force of destruction, The Future Laboratory will explore how the blending of digital and craftsmanship; the merging of technology and materials will enhance the art of making and how we can embrace technology without losing our own humanity in the process. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

Whole System Craftsmanship

6:00pm - 8:30pm 22 Sep 2016

The idea of creating a benign, sustainable economy has failed – consumerism is now part of the environment and vice versa. We are moving towards a world in which human innovation and nature will be integrated and hybridised. As this fusion of technology and living systems continues, listen to The Future Laboratory explore how artists, designers and makers are creating work that reflects how intertwined the human, technological and natural worlds are becoming. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD