Elements of Dundee’s history can be seen throughout the design of the city. Whether this be the 19th century style abandoned mills reminiscent of Dundee’s massive jute industry, or the “Desperate Dan” landmark outside the Overgate shopping centre reminding us of the city’s contribution to british children’s publications and Tayside journalism. However the times in Dundee have changed. The introduction of the new V&A museum and the £1 billion reconstruction of Dundee’s waterfront is set to bring a more contemporary feel to the city, as well as reconnecting it to what allowed for the 19th century industry in Dundee to thrive, The River Tay. This enormous project will allow new opportunities to young designers around Scotland as well as Dundee and has given the University of Dundee and Abertay University the opportunity to work with the city in this definitely exciting new era.