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Free Online Design Activities

We are excited to bring you a number of free online design workshops created by local artists and designers, that you can do at home with the whole family!

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Design a House for a Superhero Competition

We have been delighted to support Voigt Architects Limited Design a House for a Superhero competition for Dundee school pupils which launched in June 2020.

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We Dundee: Reimagine Dundee. What needs to happen next?

We Dundee‘s second question is now live on online and we would love to hear from you!

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Sunny Dundee Face Coverings

We are thrilled to launch our brand new Sunny Dundee Face Coverings, supported by Halley Stevensons and Dundee City Council.

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National Value of UNESCO to the UK

On 25 June 2020, UNESCO in the UK launched their brand new report which celebrates the National Value of UNESCO to the UK. It explores the financial value and wider social and cultural value of UNESCO designations, and how we are each fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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CODE Souvenir Dundee – Call for Proposals

Dundee’s UNESCO City of Design team are issuing the first CODE Souvenir Dundee call for proposals. This call invites Dundee designers-producers to submit souvenir items for inclusion in the first CODE Souvenir Dundee catalogue.

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SHPEEL by Biome Collective at London Design Biennale

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?”

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V&A Dundee Opening Weekend

We have been counting down the days until the long awaited opening of V&A Dundee and the opening weekend is finally here!

Ahead of the opening weekend including the 3D Festival on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September, co-designed by the V&A’s Young Peoples Collective, V&A Dundee have revealed these beautiful photographs from the inside of the museum:

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A very Sound Design of the Tay

Andy Truscott is a musician and composer who tours, records and releases music. In this weeks Design for Life article for The Courier Andy discusses inspiration, and his process around designing sound.

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Students’ Sociometer Named Design Success!

Students’ Sociometer named design success!

Here at UNESCO City of Design Dundee we are delighted that a device designed to measure the amount of time people spend on their phones in a traditional Scottish pub has won an award in the 2017 Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents.

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