Unesco City of Design


Dundee Design Month launched

April 19 2018

Dundee's inaugural Design Month has been launched with the release of a programme containing more than 50 design-related events.


Sound of Dundee

August 26 2017

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.


Designed to give a voice to the city of Dundee

August 5 2017

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.


Picking the world’s favourite colour

July 15 2017

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.


Gearing up for Dundee Design Festival

May 27 2017

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.