V&A Dundee

Jaguar design competition attracts over 160 schools

Press release

14 September 2016

Over 160 Scottish secondary schools have signed up for the V&A Dundee Time Capsule challenge, which will see one pupil win a week’s work experience with Jaguar.

Schools have one week to sign up, with registrations closing at 5pm on Wednesday 21 September.

Students studying the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s Higher Design and Manufacture course this year are being challenged to design a time capsule to celebrate the construction of V&A Dundee.

One winning design will be selected by an expert panel chaired by Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum. The winning pupil will then work in Jaguar’s design studio in Coventry where their design will be developed and built.

Joanna Mawdsley, V&A Dundee’s Learning Manager – Schools, Young People & Families, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to this national opportunity for Scottish secondary schools, which will give one pupil the chance to work with Jaguar to turn their design into a real time capsule for the grounds of V&A Dundee.

“As a new museum of design it’s so important we showcase the many inspirational Scottish designers, past and present, and Ian Callum at Jaguar is globally renowned as a pioneer in automotive design.

“Jaguar is creatively and commercially successful around the world, combining the highest possible design values with phenomenal engineering. For this year’s Higher Design and Manufacture we can think of no better partner to inspire a new generation of designers and engineers.”

The finished time capsule will be installed in the grounds of the new V&A Dundee museum ahead of its opening in 2018. The time capsule will be filled with items suggested by local primary school pupils and opened in 50 years’ time.

V&A Dundee is working in partnership with SQA, with the design challenge forming an accredited module that counts towards the students’ Design and Manufacture Higher qualification.

The brief specifies the design and engineering requirements for the time capsule, including being weatherproof for 50 years, guaranteeing consistent environment conditions for the objects placed inside the capsule, occupying a space of no more than 1.5 cubic metres, and being a creative design inspired by Jaguar and the V&A Dundee building.

The final time capsule will be unveiled in 2018, ahead of V&A Dundee opening to the public later that same year.