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Students reimagine city parking to promote green space

A PARK(ing) day installation

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) students have joined a global movement to reclaim car parking spaces for one day and reimagine them as creative sites to promote civic engagement and environmentalism. More than 80 students studying Interior Environmental Design have taken part in the world-wide PARK(ing) day – a civic activism movement which began in San Francisco in 2005 and now involves 162 cities in 35 countries across six continents. Six installations have been created on Dundee’s Perth Road encouraging the public to reassess the use of urban space around the city, un...

‘Digital Lace’ scoops top prize

success in Seattle at design competition

A lecturer from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) has received a prestigious award for work combining traditional craft skills with the latest digital technology. Sara Robertson and her collaborator Sarah Taylor won the 2014 Design Exhibition Jury Award for Fibre Arts at the International Symposium of Wearable Computers. Their project, 'Digital Lace', uses smart inks and fibre optic technologies, to create ambient materials that respond to heat by colour change and light emission. It is now being exhibited at Microsoft Research’s Studio 99 alongside other examples of wearable co...

15 Years | A graduate Jeweller showcase at DJCAD

15 Years - A graduate Jeweller showcase

15 Years | A graduate Jeweller showcase at DJCAD The exhibition will showcase 29 of the best and varied graduate Jewellers to come out of the Scottish art colleges over the past 15 years. Exhibitors include, Hannah Louise Lamb, Jane Gowans, Lynne Maclachlan, Katie Lees, Kaz Robertson, Sarah Hutchison, Sarah Brown, Mustard & Peaches, Marianne Anderson, Andrew Lamb, Pauline Edie, Georgia Wisemann, Donna Barry, Mariko Sumioka, Kelly Munro, Kathy Vones, Barbara Macleod, Karen Moben, Joanne Macfadyen, Merlin Planterose, Jessica Howarth, Ebba Goring, Ciara Bow...

Portfolios on display at Glasgow event

Potential students leaf through portfolio work

Potential students interested in studying at DJCAD will get the inside track on how to put together a successful portfolio of work at two upcoming events in Glasgow. On Wednesday, October 1, 6-8pm and Thursday, October 2, 11am–4pm, potential students will get to view in detail a selection of portfolios which were submitted by DJCAD applicants. The events are held in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College, who will also host the sessions at its Cardonald Campus, Student Space, 1st Floor, Mosspark Drive, G52 3AY. Staff members who teach on DJCAD’s General Foundation course and S...

Global PARK(ing) Day Event

PARK(ing) Day 2014 (thumbnail)

On Friday 19 September, a group of Interior and Environmental design students from DJCAD will be participating in a global PARK(ing) day project. PARK(ing) Day temporarily transforms parking spaces into public and social areas to call attention to the need for more open urban spaces. The concept was established in 2005 at an Art and Design studio in San Francisco and has become a yearly event which involved parking spaces in 162 different cities and 35 countries from all around the world. The DJCAD students are planning to use the car park to bring people together through the universal language of d...