Events and Activities

We’ve developed an exciting range of events in partnership with the Travelling Gallery, so you can get involved wherever you are across Scotland. Each will feature talks from our lead designers, plus you can hear from our Design Scotland developers eeGeo, who’ll be leading some live pinning to the app. And of course you can see the Design in Motion exhibition, with time for a drink and chat afterwards.

All events are free but please book to guarantee a place.

Geoffrey Mann: Products in Motion

WEDNESDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2015, 18.00 – 20.00 University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5EN

Artist and designer Geoffrey Mann discusses his use of digital technology to transform the ephemeral nature of time and motion, such as the flight of a bird or the fluttering of a moth, into forms we can see. Find out More

Free, booking essential: Eventbrite Link

Sophia George: Games Changers

THURSDAY 5 MARCH 2015, 18.30 – 20.00 National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Join Sophia George and guests to find out more about how game designers are shedding new light on our cultural heritage as they share their thoughts on the latest games industry innovations.

Free, booking essential: Event Link

Holly Fulton: Fashion in Motion

WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2015, 18.00 – 20.00 Heriot Watt University, School of Textiles, Galashiels, TD1 3HF

Leading fashion designer Holly Fulton talks about her practice and the way she fuses traditional hand-crafting with cutting-edge digital techniques, to stunning effect.

Free, booking essential: Eventbrite Link

Anarkik3D: Software in Motion

MONDAY 20 APRIL 2015, 18.00 – 20.00 Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, IV3 5SA

Join Ann Marie Shillito, one of the founders of Annarkik3D, as she discusses the development of their award-winning 3D modeling software, Cloud9, and their use of haptics – the study of human touch and the ability of touch to affect changes.

Free, booking essential: Tickets will be available for these events from 18 February. Eventbrite Link

Sarah Robertson: Textiles in Motion

FRIDAY 1 MAY 2015, 18.00 – 20.00 Portree High School, Viewfield Road, Skye, IV51 9ET

Dr Sara Robertson, a lecturer and researcher in craft innovation at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design will talk about innovations in textiles and her ground-breaking work with lecturer Sarah Taylor, which led to their winning the 2014 Design Exhibition Jury Award for Fibre Arts at the International Symposium of Wearable Computers in Seattle.

Free, booking essential: Tickets will be available for these events from 18 February. Eventbrite Link

Digital Design Studio: Architecture in Motion

THURSDAY 21 MAY 2015, 18.00 – 20.00 The Lighthouse, Glasgow, G1 3NU

The Digital Design Studio (DDS) have found a way to record historic sites in extraordinary detail. The studio’s laser scanner measures millions of points in a ‘point cloud’ with accuracy beyond any previously available technology. Join DDS as they explore the incredible world of real-time 3D capture, 3D sound, modelling, motion capture and animation.

Free, booking essential: Tickets will be available for these events from 18 February. Eventbrite Link

Delve into Digital - Community Engagement

We’ll be working with community groups across Scotland to look at enabling wider access to digital technology and create opportunities to contribute to our Design Scotland app. These events will be run in partnership with cultural organisations across Scotland

For more information on our community events please contact:
Pamela Roberts, Learning Manager: Outreach and Communities