Shaping stories

Young People's Collective

Our Young People's Collective

Since our opening in 2018, the award-winning YPC have programmed a range of events in collaboration with teams across the museum as well as external partners.

Our Young People's Collective come from all walks of life aged 14-24 - from pupils who are still at school, to trainee scientists – all with one thing in common, they love design and want to find out more! Having such a diverse range of ages and interests helps the museum to keep our thinking fresh and exciting.

A zine with bright blue and pink colours

Art Night Dundee 2023

Our Young People’s Collective asked “What is the relationship between Art and Design?''.

Delving into archives, exploring comic book design, zine making and asking a plethora of creatives working in Art, Design and beyond. YPC has commissioned Dundee-based Yalla Riso to co-design a series of Poster Zines which will be peppered with their findings.

A board game box lying in the back of a red car. the box has a car on it and a vintage look

People's Tartan

The People's Tartan was an international call out inviting the public to share their tartan objects and the stories attached to them to be part of Tartan - our exhibition which takes a radical, fresh look at the world’s best-known textile.

The final selection of objects for the exhibition were chosen by YPC. Supported by our Exhibitions team, they learned how to curate and sensitively tell the personal stories, transforming the everyday into the exceptional.

"The collective has given me so much. Experience, friends, connections… the list goes on. It’s connected me to a community I never expected I would initially fit in with and has supported me in many ways."

YPC member, 2019