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Family ‘crafternoon’ part of LifeSpace exhibition

A family-friendly drop-in craft session will take place on Saturday 4 July 2-4pm as part of the exhibition 'Transmissions' at LifeSpace, University of Dundee.  Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities including making pompoms, decorating badges, trying out the patterns for knitting microbes as well as visiting the on going 'Transmissions' exhibition. Childern are welcome.  This exhibition features work by artists who have collaborated with scientists to consider representations of microbial life, the global impact of microbial diseases and the evolution of ant...

Graduand’s cancer prevention device wins him award

The educational journey of more than 3000 University of Dundee students will conclude this week and a designer who has already won an award for a wearable device he hopes will help to prevent skin cancer is among the graduands looking to make their mark on the world. Stuart Clark will receive his degree in Product Design during the University’s afternoon graduation ceremony at Caird Hall on Wednesday, 24th June. While he is on the stage he will also be presented with the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network Art & Design Prize 2015 for ‘Exposed’, his final year project to help users trac...

Top RSA Design Awards for DJCAD Interior Environmental Design Students

For the third consecutive year Interior Environmental Design students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design have achieved success at the RSA Student Design Awards. Third-year students Helen Karwot and Magdalena Borzecka have won prestigious national awards for designing innovative responses to the RSA ‘Creative Conditions’ brief. The pair received the accolades after attending a commercial awareness workshop, submitting spatially related projects, liaising with mentors and attending interviews in London. The Creative Conditions brief was sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland an...

Small Society Lab 2015 – Dundee x Mexico City

Artists, designers, technologists and citizens are invited to join The Small Society Lab on 19-20 June to explore Dundee in a new innovative and collaborative way. This is an open project which explores the development and understanding of the small city of the future.   During the Lab, two seemingly unconnected cities will come together by running simultaneous events to share a crossing of cultures – Mexico City, a megalopolis with 22 million residents and Dundee, with 149,000 residents. Read more about the overall project, here.    This is an opportunity to demonstrate and improve on...

Milk-teeth sculptures and donating body parts to art

Material Concerns

A panel discussion on whether consenting adults should be allowed to donate their bodies to art and a fantastical, palace-like structure made with hundreds of milk teeth will bring the ‘Material Concerns’ exhibition at the University of Dundee to a close this weekend. ‘Material Concerns’ at LifeSpace in the Discovery Centre explores the use of human tissue in life, art and scientific research. The exhibition, which has been running since February, includes ‘Palaces’, a sculpture created by artist Gina Czarnecki. A discussion, asking ‘Should consenting adults be abl...

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