Re­lay project to in­spire de­sign­ers of to­mor­row

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THE Scot­tish De­sign Re­lay, a ma­jor new na­tional project launched by the V&A Dundee, has of­fi­cially started in the city.

Over the next eight months, teams of young peo­ple from six ar­eas across the coun­try will take part.

In each lo­ca­tion, the young peo­ple will take in­spi­ra­tion from ob­jects visi­tors will see when they come to V&A Dundee and which have a spe­cial con­nec­tion to their re­gion’s unique de­sign her­itage.

Work­ing with lo­cal de­sign­ers, the teams will then de­velop and cre­ate pro­to­type de­signs that will be dis­played in the new mu­seum when it opens next year.

After Dundee, the re­lay will travel to Orkney, Caith­ness, Shet­land, Go­van and fi­nally Aberdeen.

The first re­lay team will study the Dundee-built RRS Dis­cov­ery be­fore be­ing asked to come up with their own de­sign re­lated to travel and ex­plo­ration.

The fin­ished pro­to­type could be any­thing from a de­sign for a piece of travel equip­ment to an item of cloth­ing.

The young par­tic­i­pants will take part in a se­ries of work­shops held at Dis­cov­ery Point and cre­ated in part­ner­ship with Dundee Her­itage Trust.

Peter Nurick, V&ADundee com­mu­ni­ties pro­ducer, said: “We are de­lighted to cel­e­brate the start of the Scot­tish De­sign Re­lay, a project to in­spire and nur­ture a new gen­er­a­tion of Scot­tish de­sign­ers.

“The Dundee-built RRS Dis­cov­ery, Cap­tain Robert Fal­con Scott’s ex­pe­di­tion ship which sits just yards from V&A Dundee, is a great place to be­gin our jour­ney.”

The launch of the Scot­tish De­sign Re­lay

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