24 Feb 2015

FutureEverything 2015 - 20th Anniversary Festival

One of the world’s leading festivals of ideas - founded and organised by Dr Drew Hemment, an academic from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) - celebrates its 20th anniversary in Manchester this week. Dr Hemment’s research explores various dimensions of the emerging digital culture, from open data to data art, and also innovation, creativity and research methods. He develops highly collaborative and interdisciplinary forms for research, in which building communities of interest is integral. In this outward-facing role, he developed the FutureEverything festival as a highl...

24 Feb 2015

Katharine Hamnett speaking at University of Dundee events

Renowned British designer and pioneer of ethical and environmental fashion Katharine Hamnett has been confirmed as a speaker at two University of Dundee events next month. She will appear at a ‘Chiasma’ innovation event hosted by Design in Action (DiA), a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy based at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, on Wednesday 18th March. The next day, she will deliver a free public lecture at the Dalhousie Building at 12.30pm. The Chiasma, entitled 'Circular by Design', is being run in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, and will aim to transfo...

Katharine Hamnett speaking at University of Dundee events

24 Feb 2015

Dundee appoints Vice-Principal to head global drive

The University of Dundee has appointed its first Vice-Principal (International) to spearhead its growing activity around the globe. The University is focused on an ambitious transformation vision through which it aspires to be Scotland’s leading University, transforming lives locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge, and by delivering excellence in teaching and research. Already a world leader in medical and scientific research and an emerging leader in innovative design, the University is expanding its international activities through partnerships with other in...

24 Feb 2015

Service jammers aim to show they have the Vision to change the world

Designers from Dundee will this weekend work with people from all walks of life to try and solve serious issues affecting the world when the city once again takes part in the Global Service Jam. The Dundee Jam, led by staff and students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), takes place at the Vision Building, Greenmarket, from 5pm on Friday, 27th February and once again challenges participants to change the world in 48 hours. The Global Service Jam movement began in 2011 and has grown ever since, with over 120 locations and nearly 3,000 people taking part around the world in 2014. Dun...

Service jammers aim to show they have the Vision to change the world

23 Feb 2015

Gaelic film nomination for Dundee-based student from Spain

An animation student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) has been shortlisted for an award in a national film competition aiming to promote the Gaelic language. Fiona McAndrew, a second-year student at DJCAD, has been nominated in the Best Student Film category of the FilmG competition. Her animation, ‘Romansa Sèimh’, tells the story of someone who doesn't want to let her fear of a relationship coming to an end stop her from making the most out of love. It accompanies a love song that Fiona wrote and performed and, although it is sung in English, the bilingual mu...

Gaelic film nomination for Dundee-based student from Spain