The Goldsmiths Design Festival was back in 2017 for its third edition, again as part of the London Design Festival. As in the previous year, events took place in a single location, at the St James Hatcham gallery in New Cross. A private industry view for the exhibition opened on the evening of September 14th, while family and friends were welcomed on the evening of 15 September; the exhibition remained open until 17 September. All events were free to attend.


From turning a parachute into fashion to exploring internet trends, from investigating different perceptions on human rights to empowering local communities, the 2017 MA Show featured a wide range of exciting work.

The festival also included an exhibition of work created in a series of Pi Studio workshops held at the Centre for Creative Economy and Innovation in Daegu, South Korea.

Special events at the festival included a talk on sustainable fashion with Fiona Fung of Positive Luxury, a scripted reading set in a future utopia and the presentation of a game designed to highlight the plight of refugees.