A free workshop in Broughty Ferry let locals make their own lights for their living room as part of V&A Museum of Design Dundee’s first community engagement programme.
Led by Skillshare Dundee and local designers Sooz Gordon and Linsey McIntosh, the Drop In and Design sessions have seen people of all ages inspired to produce a range of colourful contemporary lights.
Pamela Roberts, Learning Manager: Outreach and Communities at V&A Dundee, says the workshops held so far have been a huge success: “There has been a fantastic creative response from audiences of all ages and abilities and participants have been excited that a selection of the lights will also form part of the Living Room for the City exhibition next month. “We’ve really enjoyed having the opportunity of getting so many local people involved in making things. The feedback we have had has been excellent and we hope people will be encouraged to visit the museum.”
The workshops are part of the Living Room for the City project, inspired by architect Kengo Kuma’s vision for the V&A Dundee building as a “living room for the city”.
Anyone can post a picture of their living room online via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using hashtag LivingRoom as part of the ongoing project, using Twitter - @VADundee, Facebook - VandADundee, Instagram - vadundee