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Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau is delighted to be partnering with the University of Dundee to host the AHRA2019 Dundee Conference.

To plan your trip and make your visit to Dundee as easy as possible, please visit their dedicated information page where you will find a wealth of information including booking your accommodation, how to get here, restaurants, day trips and more.


Architecture & Collective Life will be hosted by the Department of Architecture + Urban Planning (A+UP) at the University of Dundee with participation from the City of Dundee. It will be located in the Matthew Building, which is shared between A+UP and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

The conference will draw on the resources of the city for its visits to historic, cultural, and industrial sites. Dundee University was the home of the polymathic botanist planner Patrick Geddes and the biologist humanist D’Arcy Thompson. Thompson’s collection of bio-objects remains on campus. Dundee is the model for Geddes’ Valley Section; weather permitting, we will walk the Valley Section.

Situated on the Tay River Valley (big sky, howling wind) and within sight of the Cairngorm glens (wildness, one of the least populated regions of Europe), Dundee has an immediate relation to its natural landscape that is unique amongst UK cities. This is a good time to visit Dundee, with its new waterfront plan and new V&A Museum; and its active public arts programme and institutions including Dundee Contemporary Arts (the DCA) and McManus Galleries, the Literature Festival, the Festival of Design, and the Architecture Festival. In 2014 Dundee was inducted into the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a UNESCO City of Design.