Creative Dundee

Living Room for the City – V&A Dundee


What’s your living room like? How have you designed it and what objects do you have in it? V&A Museum of Design, Dundee invites you to share photographs of your living rooms and favourite things as part of the museum’s first community engagement project, Living Room for the City. 

The name of the project was inspired by V&A Dundee architect, Kengo Kuma, who has described his vision of the building as a “living room for the city” and everyone is encouraged to upload photographs, as well as write about their living room photo via social media.  Sarah Saunders, Head of Learning and Engagement for V&A Dundee says the project is an opportunity for everyone, wherever they are in the world, to share their ideas, memories and knowledge of design.

“Design is for everyone and affects all our lives in so many ways, from the furnishings we choose to the spaces we live in.  It’s not just about the way things look, but about how things are made, who makes them and most importantly how design and designers can impact positively on us and on our environment.  We believe everyone has something to share about design and how it makes a difference to their lives.  We can’t wait to see the results!”

The V&A Dundee team worked with Creative Dundee, photographer Ross Fraser McLean and designer Martin Baillie to create the first promotional campaign for the V&A Dundee, which features the living rooms of people across the city including Hot Chocolate Trust, designer Sooz Gordon and YoYo Games amongst others… Sarah explains:

“It was vital to us that we involved local creative professionals as well as communities from the outset. Together we have been out in the community connecting with people across Dundee and engaging with them in their own living spaces.  We’re delighted with the resulting images that will now be seen widely across Dundee and further afield.  We’re certain they will inspire more people to take part in sharing their thoughts and ideas about design.”

Living room images can be shared via social media:

Twitter – @VADundee

Facebook – VandADundee

Instagram – vadundee

with the hashtag #LivingRoom

or by email to


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