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Above: Goldsmiths BA Design Show 2022, Where Are The Margins? projects 1-2 Xinchen Xu/ 3 Juliette Trickey/ 4 Caitlin Taylor/ 5 Cleodie Schneider/ 6 Nicholas Stevens


Opening today, 86 graduating BA design students from Goldsmiths specializing in ceramics, film, performance, sculpture, photography and more are exhibiting their work at the Where Are The Margins show

The show includes the work of Ross Backenkeller whose project, The 80 MPH Burger, explores American fast food – particularly fast food eaten in cars – and how science, math and design can make the food match the speed at which the consumer is travelling. Backenkeller explains: ‘When the burger ingredients are centrifuged at 4000 RPM, the liquids are separated from the solids, and through molecular gastronomy they are made into a jelly form that is quick and easy to consume on the go as well as playful, fun, and interactive.’ The project also consists of a fast food booth inspired by 1950s diners and science laboratories where the gelatinous food is dispensed, and a time map from the 1920s onwards which speculates the future of food.




Ross Backenkeller Ross Backenkeller


Xinchen Xu’s My Little Peter project is inspired by Mary Cover Jones’ Little Peter experiment which is used to cure phobias by repeatedly exposing people to a series of stimuli that approximate the object of their fear. Xu asks people to share stories of injuries they have suffered and traces their body to create a skin map which can be worn as a blanket, thus turning their physical trauma into something comforting.


A Painful Sight by Juliette Trickey explores how to communicate physical pain and make it easier for people to express their pain visually. Trickey spoke with a spinal injury survivor to get insight into their experiences with pain which informed the use of colour and materials: yellow is a prominent colour used in the piece which is a colour the case study strongly associated with pain, and the use of sand bags express the heaviness felt during episodes of pain and discomfort.


Hookup culture, and the mental impact it has on people, is the focus of Caitlin Taylor’s Bedtime Stories (Hookup Culture Broke My Heart) publication. The project features ten interviews with young adults who have all participated in hookup culture. The publication combines quotes with illustration and photography and reads like a conversation between two sexual partners.


Cleodie Schneider’s Joy Of Folk: Reconnecting Through the Wassail seeks to reconnect people with nature to give them a better understanding of how to tackle the climate crisis. Inspired by Wassailing, a thanksgiving ceremony to the trees in South English orchard communities, Schneider has created a manual, instructional film and a series of props that people can use to reintegrate into nature in an emotional way.


Nicholas Stevens' Trainer as: Material Object & Access to Memory deconstructs trainers and explores the cultural significance of this footwear through a series of photographs of the different components of trainers and a short video where different people share memories they have of trainers.


Where Are The Margins runs until 27 June at Copeland Gallery and South Kiosk, Copeland Park, Peckham.


Visit the Goldsmiths BA Design Where Are The Margins website to see all the projects. 


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Above: Goldsmiths BA Design Show 2022, Where Are The Margins? projects 1-2 Xinchen Xu/ 3 Juliette Trickey/ 4 Caitlin Taylor/ 5 Cleodie Schneider/ 6 Nicholas Stevens


Opening today, 86 graduating BA design students from Goldsmiths specializing in ceramics, film, performance, sculpture, photography and more are exhibiting their work at the Where Are The Margins show

The show includes the work of Ross Backenkeller whose project, The 80 MPH Burger, explores American fast food – particularly fast food eaten in cars – and how science, math and design can make the food match the speed at which the consumer is travelling. Backenkeller explains: ‘When the burger ingredients are centrifuged at 4000 RPM, the liquids are separated from the solids, and through molecular gastronomy they are made into a jelly form that is quick and easy to consume on the go as well as playful, fun, and interactive.’ The project also consists of a fast food booth inspired by 1950s diners and science laboratories where the gelatinous food is dispensed, and a time map from the 1920s onwards which speculates the future of food.




Ross Backenkeller Ross Backenkeller


Xinchen Xu’s My Little Peter project is inspired by Mary Cover Jones’ Little Peter experiment which is used to cure phobias by repeatedly exposing people to a series of stimuli that approximate the object of their fear. Xu asks people to share stories of injuries they have suffered and traces their body to create a skin map which can be worn as a blanket, thus turning their physical trauma into something comforting.


A Painful Sight by Juliette Trickey explores how to communicate physical pain and make it easier for people to express their pain visually. Trickey spoke with a spinal injury survivor to get insight into their experiences with pain which informed the use of colour and materials: yellow is a prominent colour used in the piece which is a colour the case study strongly associated with pain, and the use of sand bags express the heaviness felt during episodes of pain and discomfort.


Hookup culture, and the mental impact it has on people, is the focus of Caitlin Taylor’s Bedtime Stories (Hookup Culture Broke My Heart) publication. The project features ten interviews with young adults who have all participated in hookup culture. The publication combines quotes with illustration and photography and reads like a conversation between two sexual partners.


Cleodie Schneider’s Joy Of Folk: Reconnecting Through the Wassail seeks to reconnect people with nature to give them a better understanding of how to tackle the climate crisis. Inspired by Wassailing, a thanksgiving ceremony to the trees in South English orchard communities, Schneider has created a manual, instructional film and a series of props that people can use to reintegrate into nature in an emotional way.


Nicholas Stevens' Trainer as: Material Object & Access to Memory deconstructs trainers and explores the cultural significance of this footwear through a series of photographs of the different components of trainers and a short video where different people share memories they have of trainers.


Where Are The Margins runs until 27 June at Copeland Gallery and South Kiosk, Copeland Park, Peckham.


Visit the Goldsmiths BA Design Where Are The Margins website to see all the projects. 


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