16 Apr
GSA Reid building lecture theatre

Narratives Worth Celebrating: Responsible Design Practice

A talk by GSA Alumna Karen Westland

GSA alumni Karen Westland will take you through her journey towards a more sustainable practice in a short talk, before delving into discussion group workshops to explore your own practice to visualise the social and environmental impact your work has and the various ways we as creatives can make positive changes.

This 2-hour session is suitable for any artist or designer curious about the social and environmental impact of their practice. Together we will explore what having an ‘ethical practice’ means and will examine every aspect involved in our creative practices that can be more responsible.

Karen Westland graduated from GSA in 2015 and was awarded the SiAG Sustainability Award alongside the New Designers Silversmithing Award, proving that incorporating high ethical standards into design can lead to innovative outcomes. Karen now continues to improve her responsible practice in her Glasgow based-studio, making collections and designing to commission.

Event co-hosted by GSA’s Silversmith & Jewellry Dept., GSA Careers Service, and GSA Sustainability.

GSA staff and students only. No need to book, just turn up.