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Living Room For The City

V&A Dundee launches first community engagement project

What's your living room like? How have you designed it and what objects do you have in it? V&A Museum of Design Dundee is inviting members of the public to share photographs of their living rooms and favourite possessions as part of the museum's first community engagement project, Living Room for the City.

Participants in the outreach project are encouraged to upload photographs as well as write about their living room via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and a dedicated Pinterest board.

Sarah Saunders, Head of Learning and Engagement at V&A Dundee, says the project is an opportunity for everyone, wherever they are in the world, to share their ideas, memories and knowledge of design. "Design is for everyone and affects all our lives in so many ways, from the furnishings we choose to the spaces we live in," she said. "It's not just about the way things look, but about how things are made, who makes them and most importantly how design and designers can impact positively on us and on our environment. We believe everyone has something to share about design and how it impacts on their life and we can't wait to see the results."

Living Room for the City is the first V&A Dundee project to benefit from the fantastic contribution made by players of People's Postcode Lottery. In January this year the museum received a whopping £100,000 for its community outreach work.

Kate Pearson, Deputy Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said, "We are delighted that our players are able to support V&A Dundee's imaginative approach to engaging with a wide range of communities. Design plays a major part in all of our lives and it's wonderful to see V&A Dundee developing its audience in this way and forging long-term partnerships with a variety of organisations at a local and national level."

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