Living Together – Housing in Dundee discussion event

 
From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
 
Our exhibition on the history of housing in Dundee, Living Together, finishes next week after a hugely popular run. 
 
Using photographs, artworks and architects’ designs, the exhibition explores some of the most common forms of houses in Dundee, with a particular focus on communal and social housing – from Victorian tenements to pioneering council houses, post-war multis, student halls of residence and more.
To mark the end of the show, on Friday 24th January at 5pm we’re hosting an evening of short talks and discussion around the themes of the exhibition, with informal presentations in the gallery and more formal talks in the Baxter suite next door. 
Dr Lorens Holm, Reader in Architecture, will discuss the legacy of 19th century tenements. Dr Susan Mains, Lecturer in Human Geography, will explore the connections between urban geography and artistic representations of cities. Finally, Architecture students Santianna Stathopoulou, Nikolas Gravos, Leo Hao and Sean Wee will talk about ‘studentification’ in Dundee and its effect on housing.
Please join us in the Lamb Gallery on the first floor of the Tower Building for a stimulating evening.   Admission is free but it would be helpful if you could book a place here.

Ellis O’Connor – Frontier

From the Curator of Museum Services  at the University of Dundee :
 
 
Our first exhibition of 2020 has just gone up in the Tower Foyer Gallery, featuring dramatic paintings by an award-winning Dundee artist.
Ellis O’Connor studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, graduating in 2014. She completed an MFA in Arts & Humanities at the College in 2016. Since then she has won numerous awards for her work and undertaken several residency programmes, including in Iceland and Norway. In 2016 she was one of a group of artists who sailed around the Svalbard Archipelago in the High Arctic making work about the landscape and environment.
Ellis now lives on the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. The new works made for this exhibition (entitled Frontier) respond to the turbulent and ever-changing environment which surrounds her.  Writing about her work, she explains: “The dynamic energy conveys the movement and rhythms of the sea and the land … the merging of sea with air, advancing rain and mist, ever changing light – elements that seem to be about something intangible.”
Although Ellis has exhibited across the country, this is her first solo exhibition in her home city. 
The exhibition runs until 28th March and is open Monday to Friday 9.30am-7pm and Saturday 1pm-5pm.

Discovery Days 2020 – Short Presentations from the Cutting Edge

 
The next Discovery Days event from the University of Dundee will take place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th January.   The venue is the Main Lecture Theatre, Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill.
 
You can listen to the university’s newest professors and award-winning teachers and students, as they share the ideas that inspire them.    Everyone is welcome, including school pupils, members of the public and university staff and students.
 
As part of Discovery Days 2020, there is also holding the annual public session with the University’s Court.     This is a unique opportunity to hear from and pose questions to the university’s governing body.
 
Refreshments and lunch will be available.    The event will close with a free drinks reception.
 
You can read the full programme here.

University of Dundee Candlelit Carol Service

 
The University of Dundee’s annual service of Carols by Candlelight will take place tonight at 5pm and will return to St Paul’s Cathedral at 1 High Street.
 
The service takes the form of nine lessons/poems and traditional carols.    The singing will be led by the University Choirs who will also contribute a number of choral pieces.    There will be a reception with mince pies and mulled wine after the service.
 
University Chaplain, Rev Dr Fiona Douglas says, “The Carol Service is one of the highlight of the University year when staff and students, their families, and the local community come together to mark Christmas.”
 
All welcome!

Healthy Universities for Healthy Communities: Bridging the Divide

Residents are invited to this Scottish Universities Insight Institute event next Thursday – 5th December – in the West End as part of the ‘Healthy Universities for Healthy Communities Project’. 
 
In an informal morning celebration, the project will be sharing the ideas and insights generated in its knowledge cafés, held earlier this year, to identify collaborative university-community approaches to improving health and wellbeing for all.    The event takes place at Roseangle Kitchen Café.
 
In the afternoon, in the Dalhousie Building at the University of Dundee, the keynote speaker, Dr Matt Dolf, who is irector, Strategic Support, UBC Wellbeing, University of British Columbia, will be joined by representatives of the UK Healthy Universities Network and community residents in providing local, national and international perspectives on developing healthier and happier communities. 
 
You can read more about this interesting day and book either the morning or afternoon session – or both – here.

Living Together : An Exhibition on Housing in Dundee

 
From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
 
Using photographs, artworks and architects’ designs, the latest exhibition in the Lamb Gallery at the University of Dundee explores some of the most distinctive forms of houses in Dundee, with a particular focus on communal and social housing – from Victorian tenements to pioneering council houses, post-war multis, student halls of residence and more.
The exhibition Living Together features material from our own and private collections as well as the University Archives, Dundee City Archives and Dundee Central Library Local History Centre.    It has been created to accompany the AHRA Conference on Architecture and Collective Life taking place in Dundee from 21st to 23rd November.
The exhibition is now open and runs until 25th January 2020 – opening times are on the poster and admission is free.
 
More information is available here.