The first Dundee Design Month has been announced with the release of a programme containing more than 50 design related workshops, exhibitions, tours, talks, events and festivals all taking place over just four weeks in May! Events will go from 4th May – 3rdJune 2018.
An initiative of the team behind the delivery of Dundee’s UNESCO City of Design designation and the hugely successful Dundee Design Festival, the month will celebrate design in all its forms and bring together the huge range of design activity that happens across the city in the month of May, within one handy brochure and website.
With over 50 events there’s a lot to choose from, you can find the full programme here, check out some highlights:
Dundee Design Parade – 26 May, 3pm, Dundee City Centre. In celebration of the Year of Young People 2018, more than 500 young people from across Dundee will come together to organise and take part in the first ever design-focused street parade celebrating design in all its forms in the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design.
Pecha Kucha Night TAKEOVER – 23 May, 7pm, 10pm Whitehall Theatre. Enjoy the super speedy 20 sec x 20 slide format. This May’s PKN is delivered and programmed by young people as part of the Year of Young People 2018. From across Dundee and beyond speakers will share their take on inspiring and entertaining topics, the usual way we do it at Creative Dundee. You can read about the event’s design process with local young people.
Factory Shop – 18-28 May, 10am to 6pm, Reform Street. Factory Shop is an exhibition of prototypes and products made in factories by designers from last year’s Factory Residency Programme. Taking over a vacant high street property, the venue will also play host to several design-related events and workshops throughout the week.
Generation ZX(X) – Fri 4th May 8pm. The event is a thank you, from our generation to the ladies of TIMEX, who through their labour, and often unaware of their contribution, gave Dundee a new future: the video game industry. The event brings together performance, historical accounts, video and arcade games, and live music at Camperdown Park.
V&A Dundee: Is it for me? – Various dates. As part of Dundee Design Month, the V&A team will visit venues across the city to share more about this incredible building and what to expect when it opens later this year.
Make Your Own Man Pin Workshop – Sun 20 May. Turn an old piece of wood into a Man Pin. Use anything wooden – an old instrument, bit of furniture or even a piece sports equipment and turn it into a pin to wear on your lapel or kilt, or wherever you like!
Places of Potential: DUNDEE – 23 & 24 May. Dundee welcomes the Districts of Creativity Network for two days of exploration, conversation and reflection on what it means to create creative places. One day will focus on physical places and the second on the digital spaces while exploring what it means to create spaces for all, and how we effectively listen to seldom heard voices.