Unlocked: Creativity and Culture for Positive Change

19 March - 21 March 2024

Unlocked: Creativity and Culture for Positive Change

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Contact: Conference Team

Use ‘Email Now’ below to contact the conference team if you have any queries about the meeting. For any queries about your visit to Dundee email tracy.duncan@dundeecity.gov.uk

Dundee is delighted to be hosting the CHEAD Annual Conference 2024 at both the V&A Dundee and Discovery Point.

To help you plan your trip and make your visit to Dundee as easy as possible, please use as much or as little of the information links as you need to make the most of your stay. The information below has been especially tailored to your conference with the aim of making your visit to Dundee as easy as possible.

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Contact Us

For conference enquiries, email conference@chead.ac.uk

 

Conference Theme

The CHEAD Annual Conference 2024 Unlocked: Creativity and Culture for Positive Change aims to share and build on diverse perspectives within art and design and art and design education, and will focus on how we can re-imagine and co-create our current and future curricula and research to enable creativity, creative communities, creative ecologies to flourish and to realise the capacity for agenda-setting policy, action, and impact through creativity via discursive themes.

Set in a Creative City, “recognized creativity as a strategic factor of sustainable development as regards economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects” (UNESCO, 2017: 1) we will also reference The Ignorant Art School project (Cooper Gallery) referencing Ranciere’s The Ignorant Schoolmaster, to “creatively re-imagine and propose radical blueprints for a socially transformative art education” and “repurposing equality as a practice”.

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Keynote Speakers

Charles Landry

Charles Landry is an international authority on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change. Charles helps cities identify and make the most of their potential by triggering their inventiveness and thinking and by opening up new conversations about their future.

Dr Elizabeth "Dori" Tunstall

Dr. Elizabeth "Dori" Tunstall is a distinguished design anthropologist, celebrated author, visionary organizational design leader, consultant, and coach. As the renowned author of "Decolonizing Design: A Cultural Justice Guidebook," she is a path-breaker of progressive approaches that challenge conventional design paradigms that exclude and harm Indigenous cultures in order to decolonize them and champion diversity, equity, and inclusivity practices in communities and organizations.

With a global career encompassing an Associate Professor of Design Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Swinburne University in Australia, respectively, Dori made history as the first black and black female Dean of a Design Faculty anywhere at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Her accomplishments have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards, notably the 2022 Sir Misha Black Award for Distinguished Service to Design Education, the inaugural BADG of Honour for Design Education from the Black Artists and Designers Guide, and the 2023 SEGD Excellence in Design Education Award.

Dori's profound commitment to making an expansive impact beyond academia has recently led her to establish Dori Tunstall, Inc., a firm dedicated to decolonizing and diversifying institutional processes for companies and organizations through corporate education, executive coaching, and strategic consulting.

 

Graham Fagen

Graham Fagen (born 1966) is a Scottish artist living and working in Glasgow, Scotland.

He studied sculpture at The Glasgow School of Art (1984-1988, BA(Hons)) and Art & Architecture at the Kent Institute of Art and Design (1989-1990, MA).

He is Professor of Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee.

Graham Fagen is one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists, working across mediums including video, installation, sculpture, photography, and text, to create works which explore history and culture. He is interested in how history and culture is created and how in turn this shapes and forms who we are or who we become. 

Common themes of his work have included Scotland and the transatlantic slave trade, war, plants, journeys, poetry, and popular song, as a means through which to explore the varying forces impacting our contemporary culture and identity. 

In the UK he is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London and he has exhibited at institutions including Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Britain and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. In 1999 he was invited by the Imperial War Museum, London to work as the Official War Artist for Kosovo. 

Internationally he has exhibited at the Busan Biennale, South Korea and the Art and Industry Biennial, New Zealand and was international artist in residence at Artpace, San Antonio, USA. 

In 2015, he represented Scotland at the 56th Venice Biennale. 

He has work in the collections of Tate; Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London; The British Council; The UK Government Art Collection; Imperial War Museum, London; V&A Museum, London; Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds; Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, City of Edinburgh Collection, Ayrshire Museums, Dundee Museums, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. The Fleming Collection, London. The National Galleries of Scotland. Caldic Collection, Voorlinden Museum, The Netherlands. The Hiscox Collection. Galerie De l’UQAM, University of Montreal, Canada and the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. 

Private collections in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, New York, San Antonio, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark & Italy.

Chair and Panel Member Biographies

Dr. Husam AlWaer 
Reader in Sustainable Urban Design, University of Dundee, School of Art and Design (Architecture & Urban Planning)

Husam is an 'urbanist', with a background in architecture, urban planning and sustainability. He is currently Reader in Sustainable Urban Design at the University of Dundee, having previously researched and taught at Reading and Liverpool universities. He has worked with various UK and International governmental and corporate agencies on research, training and engagement projects. Husam’s work has had a demonstrable impact in both academia and practice. He has a focussed interest in the past and future of sustainable places, towns and cities (including the 20 minute Neighbourhoods), and in particular the development of new approaches to sustainable urbanism and the way new methodologies are facilitated and managed. Husam is an award-winning author with published work on a wide range of subjects from architecture, urbanism, sustainability, and healthy neighbourhoods to the specifics of placemaking facilitation and performance evaluation. He brings insight to research, teaching, community stakeholder engagement and professional practice at the intersection between theoretical and contemporary policy and practice. Titles include: Site and Composition: Design strategies in Architecture and Urbanism, Rethinking Masterplanning: Creating Better Places, ’Changing the Focus: Viewing Design-Led Events within Collaborative Planning’, ‘Unhealthy Neighbourhood “Syndrome”: A Useful Label for Analysing and Providing Advice on Urban Design Decision-Making?’, Unpacking the concept of 20-minute neighbourhoods: disentangling “desired outcomes” from the “means” available for achieving them", and ‘Urban design as a specialised, evidence-based, coordinated educational and professional endeavour’. Husam is a member of the Urban Design Group Executive Committee, Honorary visiting professor at Damascus University, and Honorary Chief Editor of the Urban Design and Planning journal.  He was invited as an Official Observer & Presenter for COP26, Glasgow.

Professor Catherine Dormor, 
Head of Westminster School of Arts, University of Westminster

Catherine is currently the Head of Westminster School of Arts, University of Westminster, having previously been Head of Research Programmes at the Royal College of Art and Senior Lecture in Fashion at Middlesex University.

Catherine is an experienced manager, teacher and academic, her own research specialism being across textile practices and feminisms.  This research focuses around the capacity of textile practices to act as metaphor and material for thinking through what it means to be community in a transnational context.


Annie Marrs, UNESCO City of Design Dundee

Annie began working with UNESCO City of Design Dundee in 2015 in its first year of the designation as the team’s Project Coordinator. She is now the city’s Lead Officer and Focal Point and the Design Cities Network Deputy Coordinator.

Annie has led the delivery of a number of our projects including Dundee Design Festival and the first ever Dundee Design Parade.  She is currently coordinating the ambitious pedestrianisation of Union Street co-designed by local businesses and residents, as part of Sustrans’ Spaces for People Programme. Annie is passionate about providing creative opportunities to local artists, designers and makers; bringing creatives together to develop new projects.


Gillian Easson, Creative Dundee
Gillian designs a diverse portfolio of projects and leads strategic partnerships which support the sustainability of creative communities. She’s grown Creative Dundee from the ground up since starting it as a blog in 2008, by catalysing opportunities for people and their place.

With a background in design and innovation, she has used this to improve access routes to education, employment and enterprise. Gillian has worked extensively internationally, sharing strategies and practical tools which value the broader impacts of creative clusters and networked approaches.

Leonie Bell, V&A Dundee
Leonie Bell has been Director of V&A Dundee, Scotland’s design museum, since October 2020. As Director, she is responsible for leading the organisation from its spectacular home in Dundee’s reimagined waterfront, for delivering the museum’s vision to inspire and empower through design, and for championing design and designers and the infinite possibilities they bring as catalysts of creativity and change.

Leonie works closely with the Board, museum team, stakeholders and partners to ensure that V&A Dundee continues to grow as a world-class design museum, is an everyday part of life in Dundee, welcomes visitors from around the world, and runs programmes that reach out across Dundee, Scotland, the UK and the world, generating joy and sparking curiosity in design.

Cat Drew, Chief Design Officer, Design Council 

Cat Drew is the Chief Design Officer at the Design Council where she champions Design for Planet, bringing together practitioners from across the design economy to develop new regenerative practice and create the conditions for designers to do their best work. Cat has pioneered approaches to design in policymaking, having combined 10 years of experience of Government with an MA in graphic design to co-found the UK Government’s Policy Lab. Cat is an expert in Systemic Design, and has been awarded The Design Week Hall of Fame Award for her work to develop this practice, with publications such as the Systemic Design Framework and System-Shifting Design. Cat is member of the RSA’s Decolonising Design Commission. 

Sophie Amono, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, CHEAD 

Sophie joined CHEAD in 2023 and is responsible for defining CHEAD’s equity, diversity and inclusion strategy and objectives. With a professional and personal commitment to creating cultures that centre intersectional equity, diversity and inclusion, Sophie’s background in communications and artistic programming brings an engaging and unique approach to decolonisation. 

Sophia Yadong Hao, Director & Principal Curator, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Sophia Y. Hao is a curator and writer whose practice appropriates a rhizomatic approach to position the role of the curatorial as a mode of critical inquiry that engages with culture and the political as an open question. Hao is currently Principal Curator of Cooper Gallery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, where she leads an internationally recognised programme that has positioned Cooper Gallery DJCAD as a distinctive platform in Scotland for its radical curatorial research, international approach and focus on critical inquiries in contemporary art and culture.

Conference Programme

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TUESDAY 19 MARCH 2024

Juniper Auditorium, V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee DD1 4EZ  

  • 13:00   Registration and Lunch
  • 13:30   Conference Welcome
    • Professor Lisanne Gibson, Vice Principal Research, University of Dundee
    • Professor David McGravie, Chair of CHEAD
    • Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee
  • 14:00   Keynote: Creative Cities - why, what, where, who, how? Charles Landry
  • 14.45   Panel Discussion chaired by Dr Husam Al Waer
    • Annie Marrs, UNESCO City of Design Dundee
    • Gillian Easson, Creative Dundee
    • Leonie Bell, V&A Dundee
  • 15:45   Walk or taxi to DJCAD

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Matthew Building 13 Perth Road Dundee DD1 4HT 

  • 16:00   Refreshment Break
  • 16:30   Studio Culture presentation
  • 17:00   Annual General Meeting for main member representatives
  • 17:00   DJCAD studios and workshops tour for conference delegates
  • 18:30 - 20:30  Research Expo, Lightning Talks and Evening Reception

WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH 2024

Juniper Auditorium, V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee DD1 4EZ  

  • 09:00   Refreshments
  • 09:20   Keynote: Decolonizing Design: A Cultural Justice Guidebook Dr Elizabeth "Dori" Tunstall
  • 10:00   Panel Discussion chaired by Professor Catherine Dormor, CHEAD Trustee and Head of Westminster School of Arts
    • Cat Drew, Design Council
    • Sophie Amono, CHEAD
    • Sophia Yadong Hao, Cooper Gallery, DJCAD

Discovery Point, Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA 

  • 11:10   Refreshment Break
  • 11:40   Breakout sessions (pre-booking required)
  • 13:00   Lunch
  • 14:00   Breakout sessions (pre-booking required)
  • 15:30   Refreshment Break

Afternoon Options:

  • Public Art Walking Tour
  • Exhibition Tour
  • Grace Ndiritu: Performance Lecture
  • DJCAD Technical Tour

See Wednesday Afternoon Options tab below for more details.

Various locations

  • 16:00  Option 1: Public Art Walking Tour
  • 16:15 
    • Option 2: Exhibition Tours
    • Option 3: Performance lecture - Grace Ndiritu
    • Option 4: Option 3: Technical Tour of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Tatha Bar and Kitchen, V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ

  • 19:00 - 22:00  Conference Reception

THURSDAY 21 MARCH 2024

Juniper Auditorium, V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee DD1 4EZ 

  • 09:20   Keynote: Cultural Forms and Formers Graham Fagen
    • Respondent: Tiffany Boyle, Head of Programme at Dundee Contemporary Art, and DJCAD alumna
  • 10:00   CHEAD Alliance Showcase
  • 11:10   Refreshment Break
  • 11:30   Impact of AI on Creative Education – Presentation & Discussion
  • 12:15   Plenary
  • 12:30   Close

Conference Sponsors - ArtsThread

Arts Thread Portfolio Plug-in

These are the key reasons why we feel the universities/colleges should adopt the Arts Thread Portfolio Plug-in;

  • Institutions use Arts Thread technology to power student portfolio display
  • Clean and searchable layout with filters
  • Infinite number of students and categories – curated by the Institution
  • Cost effective and easy to install
  • Students never miss out on competitions and potential employment

More information here (link opens as pdf document)

Testimonial on behalf of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities, De Montfort University

Arts Thread has been the most fantastic platform for DMU graduates for a number of years now in promoting our courses, students, projects and guidance with all manner of aspects leading to entering the World of Work and we are proud of our association and the extent of the competitions and opportunities offered.

We are particularly appreciative of the online portfolio plug-in Arts Thread created for us the last two years in support of showcasing our students work and their employment, freelance and sole trader careers.

Wednesday Afternoon Options

Public Art Walking Tour

Join University of Dundee museum curator Matthew Jarron for a walking tour of some of the amazing variety of public art to be found around the city centre, including sculpture, murals, mosaics and unique street furniture, much of it commissioned by the pioneering Dundee Public Art Programme, the first initiative of its kind in Scotland.

Starts outside V&A Dundee,1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ at 16:00

 

Exhibition Tours

Join University of Dundee museum engagement officer Alex Rive for a guided tour of the current exhibitions in the Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries. Recent Acquisitions showcases some of the newest additions to our art and design collections while Un-Earthed explores our connections to the land and the way artists in Scotland have responded to nature and environmental themes over the years.

Starts in the foyer of the Tower Building, University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN at 16:15

 

Grace Ndiritu: Performance Lecture

Grace Ndiritu is a British-Kenyan filmmaker and visual artist whose artworks are concerned with the transformation of our contemporary world. Her work has been featured in Art Review, The Guardian, TIME Magazine, The Financial Times, Elephant, BOMB, Mousse, Art Monthly, Metropolis M, Phaidon: The 21st Century Art Book, Apollo Magazine 40 under 40 list, and recently on BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour.  gracendiritu.com

Starts in the Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD1 4HT at 16L15 - 17:30

(The Cooper Gallery is located to the right side of the DJCAD buildings on Perth Road. The entrance is via double doors which face onto a car park).

 

DJCAD Technical Tour
Starts in the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Matthew Building, 13 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD1 4HT at 16:15 - 17:30

Key Features

Key Features:

  • Keynote speakers
  • DJCAD Research Expo 2024, Lighting Talks and evening reception
  • Performance lecture by Grace Ndiritu
  • DJCAD Studio and Workshop Tour
  • Walking Tours
  • CHEAD Alliance Showcase

Breakout sessions including:

  • What is the future of Visual Arts in HE?
  • Regenerative Design in HE: Kickstarting the conversation
  • Creative Education Manifesto
  • InGEAR - Intersectional Gender Equality in the Arts Research
  • Moonshots for the future of Art and Design Education
  • Live Drawing Session
  • The Ignorant Art School

Conference Venues

The conference is being held at the V&A Dundee, Discovery Point and the Matthew Building, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

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DJCAD Research Expo 2024, Lightning Talks and Evening Reception

Tuesday 19 March, 18:30 - 20:30

Drinks Reception and cold buffet
No dress code

DJCAD Research Expo 2024
Matthew Galleries South & North, Level 5, Matthew Building, DJCAD, Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4HT

The DJCAD RESEARCH EXPO is an annual exhibition of outcomes from research projects by staff and PhD researchers from across the School of Art & Design, presented alongside a related research event programme. The EXPO 2024 is curated by Dr Judith Bodor, Baxter Fellow in Curatorial Practice with Dr Jacqueline Donachie, Baxter Fellow in Creative Economies. It includes exhibits [including sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, video, artists books, design objects, documentaries, research posters, and publications] from over 50 contributors drawing on a range of research methods, material approaches and experimentation; expanded and interdisciplinary practices; new and emerging technologies and participatory making across the breadth of art, design, and architecture.

Exhibition of research projects by staff and PHD students working across DJCAD in 2022

Lightning Talks
Matthew Galleries and Lecture Theatre, L5 Matthew Building, DJCAD, Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4HT

An evening event including drinks and cold buffet reception and lightning talks by DJCAD Staff and PhD Researchers participating in the DJCAD Research EXPO 2024. The presentations will focus on the loose theme of ‘Navigating Place’ from a variety of perspectives and practices across art, design and urban planning.

The lightning talks are 5 mins each from 18:30pm (link opens as pdf document)

Wednesday Breakout Sessions

Morning Session: 11.40am – 13.00pm

Creative Education Manifesto
Join us for a break-out session focussed on HE ‘asks’ for the next government to create a positive policy environment for HE arts, media, design and creative subject areas. This session is one in a series leading up to an event in Summer 2024 in Birmingham which will bring together all stakeholders involved in the Creative Education Manifesto and across the skills and talent pipeline.


Regenerative Design in HE: kickstarting the conversation
Join us to map how member institutions are rising to the challenge of the climate emergency in their institutions through regenerative design both in terms of pedagogy and practice. This workshop will start a conversation about how we can collectively shape this further and supercharge activity, led by Cat Drew, Executive Officer, Design Council.


What is the future of the visual arts in HE?
Join us for an exploratory break out session to examine the visual arts creative ecosystem framed around two of the asks from the Creative Education Manifesto. We’ll collectively bring together an ecosystems map and ask how hard and soft skills intertwine and what this means in relation to employability. We’ll aim to get a sub set of asks for the Creative Education Manifesto to be taken beyond the conference both institutionally and collectively to equip delegates to be able to articulate what the impact is of the visual arts on future skills.


The Ignorant Art School
Three members of the collective present a special workshop for the CHEAD conference that gives a snapshot into the radical ethos of The Ignorant Art School. Through collective reading, making, watching, listening, and sharing the group invite you to join us explore collective working and radical pedagogical ideas towards notions of commoning. The Ignorant Art School project was initiated by Sophia Hao (Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee), joined for this creative session by Dr Paul Stewart and Prof Sarah Perks (MIMA Research Unit / Teesside University).
The Ignorant Art Schools Research Group is supported by the British Art Network.

 

Afternoon Session: 14.00pm – 15.30pm

Creative Education Manifesto
Join us for a break-out session focussed on HE ‘asks’ for the next government to create a positive policy environment for HE arts, media, design and creative subject areas. This session is one in a series leading up to an event in Summer 2024 in Birmingham which will bring together all stakeholders involved in the Creative Education Manifesto and across the skills and talent pipeline.


InGEAR (Intersectional Gender Equality in the Arts Research)
InGEAR (Intersectional Gender Equality in the Arts Research) is an award-winning initiative that provides art and design students with exciting opportunities for networking, publishing, exhibiting, mentoring, public speaking, funding and more. In this breakout, you will hear from some of our graduates about how InGEAR has helped them in the real world – and take part in a fun, interactive Kahoot quiz with prizes (smart phone or laptop required). You’ll also learn about how you can collaborate with InGEAR and our new publishing house BOOM, to enhance 21st Century career skills and opportunities for your graduates, to enable them to navigate an ever-changing global society through skills in communication and collaboration.


Moonshots for the future of art and design education
Join Dr Jen Ballie, Reader at DJCAD and Head of Design Research at V&A Dundee to reimagine the future of art and design education through an interactive session designed to explore creative educations capacity for impact and influence through purpose and action.


Live Drawing Session
Join us for a live drawing session with fellow conference attendees led by Professor Tania Kovats and Professor Anita Taylor, DJCAD.

Annual General Meeting

Each member institution nominates a main representative, usually the most senior academic responsible for art and design in the institution. This main representative will have the right to vote at our annual AGM on Tuesday 19th March at 17:00 in the lecture theatre, level 5, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Matthew Building, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT.

Each main representative will have received the Annual General Meeting notice, detailing those standing for election and re-election together with any resolutions to be put to the membership as well as financial statements, the Trustee Report and Annual Report.

Each member representative is requested to attend the Annual General Meeting and if unable, to appoint a proxy in advance.

The member representative will be expected to cast their vote in the Honorary Officer and Trustee elections and to read the nomination statements circulated in advance to inform their vote.

If you have any questions about the Annual General Meeting, please contact: Anna Maloney via: anna@chead.ac.uk 

Conference Reception

The Conference Reception will take place at the Tatha Bar and Kitchen at the V&A Dundee on Wednesday 20 March 2024 from 19:00 - 22:00 including bowl food, beer and wine.

This is not a seated dinner and there is no dress code.

The following bowl options will be available to delegates:

  • Shredded confit duck with braised puy lentils, orange, pickled walnut, endive and wholegrain mustard vinaigrette (vegetarian and vegan alternative provided)
  • Cauliflower satay, coconut basmati rice, almonds, coriander and lime (vegan alternative provided)
  • Espresso pavlova with hazelnut praline, Chantilly cream and dark chocolate ganache (vegan alternative provided)
  • Potato gnocchi, spiced roast butternut squash, beurre noisette sauce and crisp sage leaves

Co-working Space

Need a space to work whilst at conference?

Day passes are available at Hapworks, 7 Castle Street, Dundee, DD1 3AA, a couple of minutes walk from the V&A Dundee.

Discounted Flights to/from Dundee with Loganair

Loganair is offering up to 30% off flights to delegates travelling to/from Dundee from London Heathrow (LHR), Sumburgh (LSI) and Kirkwall (KOI) Airports for this conference.

Please book at Loganair.co.uk before 24 March 2024, quoting promotional code ‘CHEAD2024’ at the time of booking, for travel between 12 - 24 March 2024.

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Travel Made Easy Guide and Guidance on Travelling Safely

Read our Travel Made Easy Guide which provides detailed information on how to get to Dundee (link opens in new window)

Follow government guidance on travelling safely in the UK and Scotland.

Book your Accommodation

DACBRES, the official accommodation booking site for delegates attending the CHEAD Annual Conference 2024, is now closed to new online bookings.

If you are looking for any last-minute accommodation and require assistance, please contact our Accommodation team directly on +44 (0)1382 787 044 or email bookings@dacbres.co.uk  

For a variety of hotels and B&B’s close to the city centre, view our Accommodation Guide (link opens in new window).

Getting around Dundee

Getting around Dundee

Get active out and about in Dundee city. A compact city bursting with places of interest, history, and things to see, it is so easy to get around.

Dundee’s active travel routes in and around the city have been developed over the last few years with a key objective to encourage active travel through walking, cycling and public transport, and deploy sustainable alternatives to decarbonise transport.  Read more on Dundee.com Active Travel website.

Places to Eat and Drink

  • The Maker, 142-146 Perth Rd, Dundee DD1 4JW
  • Jute Cafe Bar, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY
  • Malmaison Dundee Bar & Grill, 44 Whitehall Cres, Dundee DD1 4AY (see Exclusive Offer link below)
  • Bird and Bear, 2 Whitehall Cres, Dundee DD1 4AU
  • St Andrews Brewing Co, 2-3 Shore Terrace, Dundee DD1 3AH
  • Piccolo, 210 Perth Rd, Dundee DD1 4JY
  • Rama Thai, 32-34 Dock St, Dundee DD1 3DR
  • Gallery 48, 48 West Port, Dundee DD1 5ER
  • Babujee, 204 Perth Rd, Dundee DD1 4JY

Avoid – MacDaniels and Club Bar (beside Malmaison Hotel)

Read our Exclusive Offers for amazing deals on dining out, gift ideas, visitor attractions, outdoor activities and more that will make your visit truly unforgettable!

Useful Maps

City Centre Map

MixMap is a friendly, easy to use, locally produced Dundee map for visitors showcasing the colourful range of independent businesses, attractions and places of interest in Dundee and Broughty Ferry.

We want to help you make the most of your time in our city. Discover great little shops, welcoming restaurants, immersive attractions with MixMap The Dundee Tourist Map (link opens as a pdf document).

Health and Wellbeing Guide

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Our Sustainability Pledge

The CHEAD Annual Conference 2024 aims to minimise the environmental impact of the meeting and contribute towards a safe and healthy environment.

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Photography & Filming

For promotional purposes, photos and video recordings will be taken during the conference.

Delegates who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should advise the organisers in writing prior to the event.

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  • Search for #CHEAD2024 on Linkedin and Instagram and engage with other attendees

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