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Beautiful jewellery to provoke debate on climate change

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A University of Dundee student has combined her passion for the environment, love of experimentation and metalwork skills to produce stunning rings and other items of jewellery that highlight the issue of rising sea temperatures.  Chloe Lewis says she has always been drawn to polar icecaps and the layers of frozen water that form into frost flowers - exquisite patterns that resemble delicate blooms. During her time on the Jewellery & Metal Design programme she began thinking about ways she could communicate the issue of global warming and, in particular, the risks it poses to the Arctic region she...

DJCAD Residents to exhibit work as part of Dundee Design Festival


The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Residents will show their work which includes jewellery, furniture, textiles and art at an Momentum as part of the Dundee Design Festival.  The Residency Programme at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design offers quality time, space, facilities and mentorship to help graduates research and develop innovative creative practice. The Designer in Residences 2016 said in a collective statement, "As a collective of newly graduated designers, makers and artists from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, we are coming toge...

University of Dundee success in Guardian league tables


The University of Dundee is among the fastest risers in the 2017 Guardian University Rankings, released today, and has topped the UK table in forensic science and archaeology. Dundee is placed 28th in this year’s overall rankings, up ten places from last year. The University had already jumped nine places from the 2015 edition to last year’s. The University of Dundee is ranked 7th in the UK and top in Scotland in Fashion & Textiles, with Art (including Animation) ranked 9th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland. Design & Craft is in the top 20 and top in Scotland, with Duncan of Jordanstone Col...

Degree Show seeks to tackle Scotland’s housing challenges

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How would a Manhattan-inspired block work beside the Edinburgh by-pass? How do we make homes energy-autonomous? How can urban sprawl and planning legislation be reconciled? What can be done to ensure the housing needs of vulnerable members of society are met? These are some of the pressing social questions that Architecture graduands from the University of Dundee have been grappling with over the past year and their proposed solutions are currently being exhibited at the 2016 Degree Show. Forty-nine graduating students are displaying their work at Degree Show along with students from years 1-4 of the Archi...

DJCAD alumni film selected for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016


Time Based Art & Digital Film graduate John Fairfield, has gained selection success at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016, with a film produced in Dundee. The film, Crowman, will have its world premier in Edinburgh before heading to the US to be shown in Los Angeles at Screamfest. Crowman was produced in Dundee and shot entirely on location in Angus, and was funded by the Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN) following a competitive selection process. Shot over five days in Angus during the summer of 2015, the film is a dark rite of passage set in a bleak rural community teetering on the br...