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26 May 2016

The first Dundee Design Festival opened this week and featuring two Life Sciences exhibits


The theme for the first Dundee Design Festival is “Place. Work. Folk. Design.” through which the festival explores the potential of design to connect the city’s communities and improve our everyday lives.


A major exhibition is at the centre of the festival, open from 25th – 28th May and taking place across an entire floor of DC Thomson’s former print works, West Ward. This exhibition weaves together some of the great design stories currently emerging from the city, including newinnovations in textiles, games design and design for health and wellbeing.


A programme of workshop, talks and events augments the exhibition creating a packed festival programme of more than 30 talks, workshops and performancesdesigned to delight and enthral a wide range of audiences.

The festival will also feature two collaborative projects involving Life Sciences:

·       An exhibit featuring the exciting new malaria compound DDD107498 developed by our very own Drug Discovery Unit that is now in clinical development with Merck Serono.

·       The prototype cladding panels that adorn the Discovery Centre designed as a collaboration between Elaine Shemilt (DJCAD), Mike Ferguson (Life Sciences) and Jo White (formerly BMJ Architects).