Monday, May 23, 2016
Dundee, the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design is hosting the first Dundee Design Festival from the 25th – 28th May 2016.
The theme for the first Dundee Design Festival is “Place. Work. Folk. Design.” through which we explore the potential of design to connect the city’s communities and improve our everyday lives.
A major exhibition is at the centre of the festival, open from 10am – 5pm Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th May and taking place across an entire floor of DC Thomson’s former print works, West Ward. This exhibition weaves together some of the great design stories currently emerging from the city, including new innovations in textiles, games design and design for health and wellbeing.
A programme of workshop, talks and events augments the exhibition creating a packed festival programme of more than 30 talks, workshops and performances designed to delight and enthral a wide range of audiences.
Programme highlights include the one-day forums, Design Revolution, Innovative Cities & Business and Mass Assembly.
Workshops include weaving, jewellery, screen printing, creating comics, wearable art and gaming.
UNESCO City of Design Dundee are delighted to welcome local, national and international speakers to the extensive talk programme that accompanies the exhibition.
Full programme details and tickets can be found here.