Relay project to inspire designers of tomorrow
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