Platforms for creativity

A one day event at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, led by David Gauntlett and Amy Twigger Holroyd jointly sponsored by DJCAD and Creative Dundee


  1. How can we boost creativity in society, and support people to be more creative in everyday life? Can we build cultures of making and remaking which contribute to a more sustainable world? David Gauntlett and Amy Twigger Holroyd began the day with a joint lecture discussing examples from their own practices, and initiatives by others, which offer ideas about how we can create supportive platforms for creativity.
  2. In an afternoon workshop, Amy and David explored with 90 participants new tools to enable creativty thinking. Each participant was asked to bring along one object – or set of objects! – which they think might be fruitful ‘tools for thinking’. Both the morning lecture and afternoon workshop brought together year three DJCAD Design and Craft students with visitors from outside, including students from the School of Business, and students and staff from Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen.
  3. Platforms for Creativty became an opening event for three days of design related events to celebrate Dundee's designation as UNESCO City of Design.