A brand new project in Dundee, which has social design at its heart, is challenging people to get involved in massive experiments that will collect data and build knowledge on growing plants and conserving soil.
Ninety per cent of architecture writing and research is about cities. We’ve lost focus on the countryside and how we deal with rural hinterland.
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.
As the V&A and new Rail Station buildings rise up on Dundee’s waterfront and new designs are published for the neighbouring commercial developments, a debate has begun locally about the nature of architecture and how the city should plan for design quality as an inherent part of its regeneration.
As the iconic silhouette of the V&A museum emerges from the waterfront, there’s an air of change in Dundee. A new era for the city where creativity and design are at the forefront.
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.
I’m the director of Dundee based charity PAMIS (Promoting a More Inclusive Society). PAMIS is the only organisation in Scotland that works solely with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
A new community-led project shows how design can change lives for the better, writes V&A Dundee’s Peter Nurick
Scotland’s railways are undergoing a radical reinvention and investment and Dundee railway station is part of that story – but it’s also a huge part of the reinvention of the city, of the whole Waterfront and of that central area.
I was working in the third sector, supporting charities, but when I came to Dundee, It was in the middle of the recession , so I decided to start something up to help with the symptoms of a recession.