Goldsmiths' Official Student Magazine
In a mesmerizing mix of creative writing, illuminating essay work and urgent call to action, Katrina Nzegwu's piece touches on many vital yet nuanced of the current moment, including the relation of collectivism and individuality to race, colonialism, and class.
Bye Bye Francis, the campaign to remove the slave pioneer statues from Deptford Town Hall, explains the colonial history of the iconography and why it should be taken down.
Looking back on Notting Hill Carnival 2019, the event seems to resemble a distant other world. Using the current climate as a critical lens, Goldsmiths alumni Yuvan Kumar's photo essay is a vibrant, honest, and insightful look at the carnival's most recent incarnation.
Arts and Culture editor Joseph Hewlett-Hall discusses the symbolic and political implications of removing colonial statues, touching on the laziness and cowardice of conservative response to such removals, as well as responses within the Goldsmiths student community towards colonial iconography on our own campus.
A selection of poems by Niquella Simposn-West, including 'Sraet', 'PMS', '419', and 'Need'.
What agency do we have over our electronic appliances? Politics editor Aarushi Matiyani evaluates the kitchen through a postcolonial and gendered lens, revealing the semiotic aspects of our everyday appliances that inspired a project of her own.
Food and Drink editor Maisie Goulsbra investigates the cultural significance of fish 'n' chips - it's origins, evolution, and unclear relationship with current and future generations.
Fashion editor Will Ritchie misses the time when he could meet up with friends over coffee and have a good chat about nothing and everything. In hopes of curing his craving and ours, he reached out to some friends and got their opinions on topics important to them -including cowboy boots, astrology, Justin Timberlake and more.
"This is not a period drama, and Hasidic Judaism is not some ancient religion; these are real people in the here-and-now...Unorthodox showcases a new way of looking at and talking about religion, neither damning its devout followers nor objectifying its brave defectors." -Arts and Culture editor Joseph Hewlett-Hall reviews Netflix’s latest inhouse drama, 'Unorthodox'.