Dundee to host its first Design Festival

Dundee, the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design, is set to hold its inaugural Design Festival this month (25 – 28 May). Home of the new V&A Museum of Design, the Creative City is hosting a packed programme of events, talks, tours and a design exhibition. See the full programme here.

The theme for the first Dundee Design festival is “Place. Work. Folk. Design” through which the Creative City team will explore the potential of design to connect the city’s communities and improve everyday lives.

An exhibition, which will take place across the entire floor of a former print works, will tell the stories of local design with global impact, from innovations in textiles to game design and design for health and wellbeing.

A series of talks will explore how design and design thinking can tackle issues as diverse as; social exclusion, isolation of the elderly, penal reform, forensic science and urban and town planning.

For those who would like to put their design skills to the test, there will also be screen printing, weaving, computer game programming and a series of other workshops that are open to all ages.

The festival is part of Ignite Dundee, a month-long celebration of culture and creativity across the city.

For more information, visit the festival website here.