Music has been a lifelong passion of mine and although I’ve been playing drums for many years, the decision to move away from that instrument to start writing and composing my own music was a fairly recent one.
Music has always been a huge part of my life, so when I moved to this new position, I was really pleased to be asked to compile a CD which was designed to highlight and support music in Dundee. We called it Sound of Dundee and it was released at the launch of Dundee’s Place Partnership in September 2015.
Design, ranging from forensic art and facial recognition to comics and cartoons, is a major part of this year’s University of Dundee Masters Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.
When I was offered the chance to work on a colouring-in book with Literary Dundee and The D’arcy Thompson Zoological Museum, I leapt at the opportunity with slightly more enthusiasm and child-like glee than a 29 year old could comfortably justify.
Cameron Watt and Cameron Malcolm, two Dundee University students, have been inspired to set up a new project that aims to connect and emphasise the different UNESCO Cities of Design from across the globe.
We didn’t need much persuasion to get behind Dundee’s 2023 bid for European Capital of Culture and mobilise the agency’s creative (Avian) and digital (Blue2 Digital) teams to visually articulate what Dundee’s bid might look and feel like.
Earlier this month, Dundee was represented at the Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities in Enghien les Bains, a city suburb north west of Paris.
When you think about winning a competition, I’d imagine that most folk would be hoping to win something like Euromillions, or one of those round the world airplane tickets, a brand new car or a year’s supply of one of your favourite (expensive) products – something that would make a bit of a difference to your life.
A new Dundee based training academy will deliver service design to the world.
A new community-led project shows how design can change lives for the better, writes V&A Dundee’s Peter Nurick