Dundee Design Festival 2017

Dundee, the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design, host its second design festival from Wed 24 – Mon 29 May 2017.

Taking place at West Ward Works the festival programme includes a stimulating series of workshops, performances, exhibitions and talks.

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Call for Volunteers! Dundee Design Festival 2017!

Get involved with the Dundee Design Festival as part of our volunteer team! We have opportunities for volunteering throughout the festival which include roles within event support, front of house and invigilation.

If you would like to be part of the festival check out the full details below and get in touch!

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Dundee International Design Challenge

Homelessness is a wickedly complex problem that, without exception, pervades societies across the globe. As a progressive 21st century city, and the UK’s first designated UNESCO City of Design, we are launching the inaugural Dundee Design Challenge to help tackle this problem head on.

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Call for Designers and Creatives – Light Nights, Festival of Architecture 2016 Finale in Dundee

Light Nights, Festival of Architecture 2016 Finale

Dundee, 18-19 November 2016

We’re looking for the region’s most exciting and innovative designers/creatives to propose concepts for innovative, impactful, memorable and engaging content that can be projected onto / played out across Dundee’s Old Steeple as part of the city’s ‘Light Nights’ programme of events, marking the finale of the nationwide Festival of Architecture 2016 and the start of Dundee’s annual Christmas festivities.

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Oor Ink! The Dundee Design Festival Wullie!

The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail is a huge public art event running from 27 June to 27 August across Dundee. Fifty Five sculptures of Oor Wullie sitting on his bucket have been located around the city of the public to view, share and adore.

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Dundee’s City Values

Do you want to get involved with UNESCO City of Design? Do you want to help change Dundee for the future?


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Summary of Application

In 2014 Dundee applied to the UNESCO Creative Cities network to be considered for UNESCO City of Design status.

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