Chamber Event details
Thursday 25 May
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE EVENT HAS NOW CLOSED HOWEVER WE MAY BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS, PLEASE CONTACT US TO REGISTER
Our next Business Breakfast will give members an exclusive preview at this year's Dundee Design Festival.
Taking place at West Ward Works the festival programme includes a stimulating series of workshops, performances, exhibitions and talks.
This year’s theme is ‘Factory Floor’. The theme acknowledges the global shift in design practice where designers and makers are blending forms of production – a mix of craftsmanship and industrial processes to create a hybrid of the very old and the very new.
The breakfast will give us a chance to visit West Ward Works, hear from our exciting speakers about what an event like this means for the city, and get the chance to find out what's planned for the future.
Siôn Parkinson, Festival Producer
"We've drawn inspiration from Dundee's illustrious industrial heritage and the extraordinary festival venue itself. Across three enormous galleries of this former print works, we're preparing to present a series of dynamic exhibitions bringing together international designers whose work combines traditional industrial processes with handmade techniques"
Rod is an NHS Tayside Surgeon who believes in the 'Art' of medicine. He believes that a mindset of active collaboration and partnership working together with the 'Creative Industries' will help solve a wide range of 'Health and Social Care' challenges. The Design of novel products, services, digital technologies and environments will create a new healthcare, social and economic future we all need to invest in.
During the morning we will also hear from Steven Bell, Editor of the Evening Telegraph about DC Thomson and their changing 'Factory Floor'. After relocating from Bank Street in 1949 West Ward Works was home to their printing and binding factory until 2010. During their hayday in the 60s and 70s they produced over 5 million books a year, these included their much loved magazines and annuals such as The Broons and Oor Wullie. Over the years design and technology has had a impact on their business and we will hear about these changes and how DC Thomson have adapted to meet the needs of the modern day world.