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An international centre of design, V&A Dundee presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from around the world.

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An international centre of design, V&A Dundee presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from around the world.

    Jessie M. King - written and read by Claire Hartley

    Jessie M. King - written and read by Claire Hartley

    Scottish Design Icons is a series of small articles showcasing the big hitters of Scottish design. In this article, Claire Hartley explores Glaswegian and Arthurian legend through the work of illustrator Jessie M. King.

    • 4 min
    RIBA + VitrA Talk: Yasmeen Lari

    RIBA + VitrA Talk: Yasmeen Lari

    In this talk Yasmeen Lari discusses her humanitarian work building zero-carbon structures with communities in disaster prone areas of Pakistan in what she calls ‘anti-architecture’.

    Yasmeen Lari was the first woman to qualify as an architect in Pakistan in 1963 after training in the UK at the Oxford School of Architecture. Before officially retiring from practice in 2000 she designed many of Pakistan’s landmark modern commercial buildings, however since becoming a UNESCO consultant in 2003 she has become renowned for her work with communities living in disaster prone areas of the country.

    RIBA + VitrA Talks is sponsored by VitrA Bathrooms and generously supported by the L.K.E Ozolins fund.

    Further resources and an episode transcript are available at: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/articles/audio-riba-vitra-talk-yasmeen-lari

    • 54 min
    GB Ollivant Ltd - written and read by Maryam Deeni

    GB Ollivant Ltd - written and read by Maryam Deeni

    Scottish Design Icons is a series of small articles showcasing the big hitters of Scottish design. In this article, Maryam Deeni shares how a small detail she spotted in the museum had a huge impact on her and her sense of self.

    • 4 min
    Material Narratives with Dean Brown

    Material Narratives with Dean Brown

    Designer Dean Brown discusses his studio practice spanning objects, installations and interiors. He introduces his recent projects including an AI Drawing Easel for Google, a furniture collection for the fashion retail app Depop, a transformable kitchen for an Austrian castle and Sunglasses for Puffins created with the Interaction Research Studio.

    Dean Brown studied Product Design at DJCAD, University of Dundee and is now based in London. He designs and makes objects, installations and interiors for a range of clients including Google, Uniqlo, Nike, Sèvres, Depop and Schloss Hollenegg for Design. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Milan Design Week, London Design Festival, the Aram Gallery and the V&A.

    Content Warning: Animal Specimen (a Puffin, which died of natural causes) used as part of a research project is discussed in the audio. Images of this are shown within the presentation slides.

    Further resources and an episode transcript are available at: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/articles/audio-material-narratives-with-dean-brown

    • 33 min
    Forth Bridge - written and read by Stuart Fallow

    Forth Bridge - written and read by Stuart Fallow

    Scottish Design Icons is a series of small articles showcasing the big hitters of Scottish design. Stuart Fallow takes a closer look at the Forth Bridge and reflects on its dizzying position in Scotland’s consciousness.

    • 4 min
    Beyond the gift shop: Making Glasgow Womens Library

    Beyond the gift shop: Making Glasgow Womens Library

    Glasgow Women’s Library co-founder Dr Adele Patrick to discover how design has powered the development of one of Scotland’s most trailblazing cultural resources.

    Dr Adele Patrick has been developing innovative, participatory cultural projects rooted in equalities for over 25 years. A co-founder of Glasgow Women’s Library, Adele has had a leadership role in forging this influential, change making organisation.

    Adele will chart the impact of design ‘beyond the gift shop’ in the making of the Library over three decades.

    Trained as a designer at Glasgow School of Art and continually collaborating with artists and creatives, Adele received the Engage Scholarship for Excellence in Gallery Education in 2016. A rare example of a design trained museum leader with a lifelong commitment to enterprise and innovation, Adele was nominated Scotswoman of the Year in 2016.

    Further resources and an episode transcript are available at: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/articles/audio-beyond-the-gift-shop

    • 54 min

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Amazí ,

Great episode!! Super insightful

I found this really interesting!! How fashion is perceived by the art world was super eye-opening. Also loved listening to how these too women work together it was super inspiring and insightful.

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