The Scottish Design Relay will start in Dundee before travelling to five other parts of Scotland to encourage and nurture a new generation of designers.
In each location, a group of young people will work alongside local designers and be introduced to an object in the V&A collection with a link to their community. Taking these objects as their inspiration, the young people will then develop new designs and create prototypes that will also be displayed in V&A Dundee when it opens next year.
If you're aged 16-26 and you'd like to take part, all you need is to be able to attend all workshops (see dates below) and have a desire to learn new things! But there are only limited places available. To apply, give us your name, age and tell us something about your favourite object or design* by email, video or other digital means to: [email protected] Or, if you prefer, you can doodle it on the back of an envelope, make a mood-board or sketch and hand it in to Mareel Reception marked 'Design Relay'. Quick! You only have till Sunday 10 September to apply...
*Design can be anything from a toothbrush or a font to a simple problem solving idea!
The Scottish Design Relay take place at Mareel on these dates:
4 October (evening) – Introductory session with pizza
Weekends of 4/5 November, 18/19 November & 25/26 November
The Scottish Design Relay is being supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery and the Mathew Trust. V&A Dundee is being developed with support from the Scottish Government, Heritage Lottery Fund, Dundee City Council, the UK Government, Creative Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, University of Dundee, Abertay University and many trusts and private donors.
See the V&A website for more information.