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V&A Dundee: a beautiful building that deserves to be lived in

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma describes his new £80million V&A Dundee building, which fully opens to the public on Saturday, as ‘a living room for the city’. Chris Sharratt visits Scotland’s first design museum and is seriously impressed by the architecture.

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Seen but not heard: artist activism and the ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition

The recent ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition at The Design Museum ended in controversy earlier this month when artists and designers removed their work in protest at the museum hosting a private hire event by an arms manufacturer. One of those activist groups to remove their work was the artist-run organisation Keep It Complex, who share here what they learned from the experience.

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Dividing up the space

Dividing up the space Why as artists do we do what in our art? Is there always a clear answer? How much of what we do is planned and delivered according to plan and how much is instinctive or happy […]

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Getting back to basics

Design is an integral part of the basketry course and our design tutor Louise Baldwin (a textile artist) has expertly led us through basic development stages from mark making through to planning of final projects. Louise is very good at […]

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Watch dial design

It’s been about 6 months since I did my 3D CAD drawing course. Since then I downloaded free Rhino trial programme on my computer and been practising it on my own. At the beginning it wasn’t easy to apply all […]

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Miami Moderne

Jenny Steele’s research project ‘Miami Moderne’ is supported by an Artists International Development Grant from Arts Council England and The British Council. She will be researching into 1930s-1940s modernist seafront architecture within Miami Beach.

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Making Progress

  The build continues with us making the structure more stable, painting the external rings with blackboard paint and running a motor test to see it moving one of the rings (as you can see on the video). There are […]

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