V&A Dundee
Past Installation

Making Room

Ran from 27 August 2020 to 14 February 2021
  • Dates

    Ran from 27 August 2020 to 14 February 2021

  • Exhibition Gallery

A new interior space for Dundee

Assemble’s residency project will reproduce fragments of historic buildings in Dundee.

Working with a group of local young people and alongside Dundee Central Library, cast panels will be assembled from a range of digital scans. These will form a new interior room, created by combining digital and traditional techniques.

The tools available to make buildings and objects are more sophisticated and wide-ranging than ever. But the increasing use of digital tools tends to produce an urban environment where buildings look and feel increasingly similar. 'Making Room' explores the relationship between contemporary production techniques and traditional building crafts. A range of examples found throughout Dundee will act as inspiration for the project.

Transformed into a site of production, you are invited to explore 'Making Room' as it progresses. During the next few months, prototypes, material tests, sketches and failed experiments will fill the gallery and reveal the process of making. A dynamic public programme of talks, events and workshops will run throughout the project.

The finished structure will be transferred to Central Library as an area for learning made by, and for, the people of Dundee.

Assemble are a collective whose work focuses on the design and production of the built environment. Find out more about Assemble, our current Designers in Residence.

Our Residency Studio is currently open and showcases a range of Assemble's previous projects.

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