Dundee is the UK’s first and only UNESCO City of Design. The designation was awarded to Dundee in 2014 and is delivered through Dundee Partnership and by a team supported over the period
STAS COMPETITION – BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DESIGN SAINT-ETIENNE
UNESCO City of Design Saint-Etienne have launched an exciting global competition open to students studying at design universities from all 31 UNESCO Cities of Design which includes us! They are asking for proposals designing the exterior of one of the Saint-Etienne trams, which will be put into service during the 11th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne (launching in March 2019).
In October 2018 we were delighted to welcome 36 our of international colleagues to Dundee from 19 of our sister UNESCO Cities of Design including: Brasilia, Cape Town, Detroit, Dubai, Geelong, Graz, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kobe, Kolding, Kortrijk, Montreal, Nagoya, Puebla, Shenzhen, Singapore, Seoul, Torino and Wuhan!
Dundee Design Festival presents… Factory Shop was a great success one year on from launching the first Dundee Design Festival ‘Factory Residency Programme’ in partnership with Make Works. The exhibition, held on Reform Street in May 2018 and developed in partnership with Tilde Arts, featured prototypes and products made in factories by designers Dawn Youll, Florence Dwyer, and Tommy Perman & Simon Kirby.
Congratulations to Biome Collective, one of Scotland’s most pioneering video game designers, who represented Dundee at the London Design Biennale 2018 with their interactive game “Shpeel”. Produced by Tilde Arts in partnership with Creative Dundee, Shpeel has been developed following a series of workshops with young people across Dundee asking: “What can video games do to help young people start talking about their mental health?”