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Student Showcase Archive

Rachel Goldie

MA work

MA work

  • The Chair Project - Rachel & Terry

    The Chair Project - Rachel & Terry, 2017

  • Belongings Documentation

    Belongings Documentation, 2017

  • Made by Us

    Made by Us, 2017

  • Bellingham Green Sweatshirt - Rachel & Jonathan

    Bellingham Green Sweatshirt - Rachel & Jonathan, 2017

Made by Us

Made By Us explores the material experience of homelessness. Individuals who experience homelessness lose a place to call home and a stake in society and this can frequently lead to a losing a sense of personal identity. This sense of identity is often expressed and reinforced through our material belongings.

By offering her services as a designer to individuals who have had experience of homelessness, Rachel has worked one-to-one with participants to create unique objects with, and for them. The design process itself has helped create a greater sense of empathy between designer and individual. The final objects therefore not only express the individuals’ personalities but also illustrate the unique story of their exchange.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Textiles, 2017



  • Rachel is a research based designer. Her work explores the capacity of using textiles as a communicative media. She seeks to identify the ways in which design can facilitate expressions of identity and encourage empathy between individuals.

    Her work demonstrates a strong personal design narrative, exploring relationships with material belongings and the place of textiles within a societal context. Her work aims to be current, thought-provoking and push beyond traditional notions of textile design.
  • Degrees

  • BA Textiles and Surface Design, First Class Honours, Gray's School of Art, 2014
  • Experience

  • Arts facilitator, St Mungo's HRS, London, 2017; Freelance assistant, Timorous Beasties, London, 2016; Design intern, Bespoke Atelier, Glasgow, 2013.