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‘Hack the University’ – inaugural event seeks to change the future

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Students from all corners of the University of Dundee are being called upon to help improve the institution at its inaugural ‘Hack the University’ session. The event takes place over Thursday 29th and Friday 30th January at Matthew Building, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), part of the University. Using skills and perspectives from different disciplines, students will come together to develop and build services for several University services, including Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA), Library & Learning Centre, IT and the Institute for Sport and...

Travel beckons for award-winning artists

Two masters students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) have won prestigious travel awards to enable them to develop their practice in new environments. Samantha Wilson was named winner of the £3000 Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, a prize offered by the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW), while Laura Hope has won a newly initiated Saltire Society Arts Bursary worth £1500. Both artists are currently studying on the MFA Art & Humanities programme at DJCAD, and Course Director Mary Modeen congratulated them on their awards. "Samantha and Lau...

University helping to deliver `transformative’ V&A Dundee

The new V&A design museum in Dundee

Significant economic benefits of an £80.11 million project to construct the V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be discussed by Dundee City Council’s policy and resources committee on Monday January 26. Work could start in March this year, with the main building completed by the end of 2017 and opened to the public before June 2018. A report outlining a fixed price tender and a proposed funding arrangement details how the construction of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee will create hundreds of jobs and inject millions of pounds into the economy. The museum will be located at the heart of Du...

DJCAD Alumni Sean Cassidy wins Workplace of the Future competition

DJCAD Alumni, Sean Cassidy, a graduate of the BDes [Hons] Interior & Environmental Design course, has just been announced as winner of the second annual design competition outsmart the open office.  Sean’s response to the international Metropolis: Workplace of the Future 2.0 competition “wanted to provoke new debate and philosophies for workplaces of the future. Their submission, Organic Grid+, flipped the basic open-office layout on its head by putting the employee’s well-being at the forefront, while also addressing ergonomics and sustainability in one concise plan. “In o...

Men Gather, in Speech… – new Cooper Gallery exhibition opens in January

art from men gather in speech exhibition

The work of three contemporary artists exploring spoken dialogue and how it relates to political, philosophical and technological developments will be showcased at a new exhibition at Cooper Gallery later this month. Men Gather, in Speech… is an exhibition of film and moving image art works by Emma Charles, Rose English and Abri de Swardt that opens at the gallery, situated in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), on Thursday, 22nd January. The title is taken from a quote by the political theorist Hannah Arendt, who wrote about the human necessity of dialogue and its essentia...

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