It is now officially the first Dundee Design Month (May 2018) brought to you by UNESCO City of Design, Dundee. We’ve melded together the huge range of design activity that happens across the city in the month of May. In major venues, hidden corners, galleries, cafes, libraries and new spaces, we will introduce you to the makers, thinkers and doers who build on Dundee’s design foundations, making the city rich and vibrant.
You will find details of all future UNESCO City of Design events on this page.
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.
The first Dundee Design Parade took place on 26th May 2018 and celebrated Dundee and the network of UNESCO Creative Cities, especially our fellow UNESCO Cities of Design.
As part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, over 500 young people from 33 different youth groups from right across Dundee created some amazing artworks, banners, costumes, head-dresses and sculptures (including robots and cars) to form the lengthy parade.
Watch our video to get a feel for the event and all about it!
Dundee Design Festival presents… Factory Shop
In partnership with Tilde Arts, Dundee Design Festival presents Factory Shop, a temporary exhibition and workshop space in the centre of Dundee.
Factory Shop is an exhibition of prototypes and products made in factories by designers Dawn Youll, Florence Dwyer, and Tommy Perman & Simon Kirby. The exhibition marks the culmination of the first Dundee Design Festival ‘Factory Residency Programme’ launched in 2017 in partnership with Make Works.
Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol. 21 TAKEOVER will take place at the Whitehall Theatre on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 7pm -10pm, in partnership with Dundee Design Festival as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018! This event has been co-designed by local young people who have gained experience in selecting speakers (and speaking themselves), marketing, filming, hosting and social media. Book your tickets here before they sell out! Free tickets are available for young people.