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.
Design is inherent in all aspects of our lives. It has the power to transform how we live and think, even if its impact is not always obvious. Our cityscapes and homes, industry, jobs and products are all influenced by design.
Decaying high streets, depopulated and devoid of their original purpose, can be found in every town and city in the UK. Yet the death of the high street is not inevitable. To save ours we need a new way of thinking and to re-evaluate what we actually mean by ‘street’.
The second Design Festival hosted by UNESCO City of Design Dundee is playing with the theme of factory floor. Exhibiting at the festival for the first time is ‘Our Silent Monitors’ a new interactive project inspired by a 19th century ‘factory floor’ experiment devised by mill owner Robert Owen. Here Pete Thomas, Lecturer in Design Studies at University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design tells the story of the Silent Monitor and presents the case that our homes are now the new factory floors.
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.
More used to wiping noses and tying shoe laces in a primary 1 classroom, it has been an exciting change and privilege to be seconded to work at V&A Museum of Design Dundee. As the current Schools Development Officer I have been working as part of the Learning and Innovation team for two terms now.
Forty years ago, Gunpei Yokoi, a product engineer for Nintendo, sat on a commuter train in Kyoto and watched a fellow passenger idly while away the journey by playing with the buttons on a pocket calculator.
Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio is internationally renowned for its comprehensive range of equipment, the expertise of its staff and its innovation in exploring new methods and techniques in printmaking.
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) while in my third year of Jewellery and Metal Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.
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.