About us

Journeys in Design is a series of initiatives exploring where Design meets well-being and sustainable futures, engaging local communities and setting Scotland’s Design talent in context. 


Journeys in Design follows two intersecting pathways:

Making Well and Material World.

Making Well: exploring where mindful design meets well-being for individuals and communities, drawing on the power of creative thinking and doing and a wealth of related talent in Scotland.

Inaugurated in 2014 and including our Twilight Talks about Design, the longest running independent series of dedicated design talks in Scotland.

Material World: platforming contemporary Scottish Design in an international context, drawing on our rich industrial heritage, focusing on a new material with each iteration.

Inaugurated 2017 with Our Linen Stories

“Despite unparalleled access to knowledge banks, the collective wisdom held by communities that allows us to meet many of life’s challenges together is at risk. Exhibitions, talks, walks and workshops offer opportunities to draw together in collective activity relating to shared cultures. The prism of contemporary design engages talented practitioners and the public alike. The resulting productive fellowship can build on collective wisdom, offer agency to individuals and communities and improve well-being".

Dr. John Ennis