In December 2014 Dundee was awarded UNESCO City of Design status. Dundee is the first city in the UK to be given this competitive title, along with Helsinki, Turin, Bilbao and Curitiba who join 12 others including Kobe, Montréal, Seoul, Berlin, Buenos Aires and more.
Why Dundee? Here are a few articles I have either written or contributed to about Dundee and design. Creative Dundee also commissioned the below film to coincide with the City of Design announcement, showcasing the great creative talent and scene which continues to grow and is dependent on both the input of individuals and organisations – big and small.
Creative Dundee: A rundown of the city’s relationship with design
The Independent: The city that’s pushing the boat out
The Courier: A year in review: design
Metro.co.uk: Reasons why Dundee is the best city in the UK