Words by Catriona Morrison, MSc Publishing.
18:05... Oh no. Bad luck with buses and traffic and challenge route and we were 5 minutes past the deadline. But Team Green chose not to dwell in disappointment. Out of dedication and determination, (and maybe, just maybe we were too tired to run after our busy day) we held our heads high and strolled into the Out of the Blue Drill Hall; proving that we had saved the best team for last.This was the most important realisation for all of us; although Team Green is made up of a range of degree disciplines we are all the same in that we have chosen our subjects out of love that which we hope to carry on into our careers.
Words by Mima Fair, BA Product Design
White Space is a Creative and Digital Agency with "80 like-minded, thinkers, dreamers and do-ers based in Edinburgh's West End."
Our final stop was Whitespace: a warm welcoming Design space to which highlights expressing ideas and coming up with new innovative ways of interacting with the public. All five of us would agree this was one of our favourite places we visited. Something which really stood out was the fact WhiteSpace focused upon creating and delivering results by working with their client base closely and placing each client in the heart of every project...
Words by Egle Kisieliute, BA Photography
Scotland's Centre of Photography based in the heart of Edinburgh. They're "a champion for the important and powerful role that the medium of photography plays in the world today."
After leaving Banana Row studios, we all collectively groaned as we saw the location of our next bus challenge lead us right back into just the heart of the city. However, we were only down for a second before the excitement of what challenge was to come, took over. On the bus we got into research mode: our next challenge was in Stills Gallery, one of the first and best photo galleries in Scotland. From what we could discover they change their exhibitions as often as they can that people would get to see different variety of photography that is around us...
Words by Stuart Smith, BA Graphic Design.
"Banana Row Studios is one of Edinburgh’s most popular rehearsal and recording facilities. Purpose built and situated in the heart of the capital ‘The Row’ offers a creative hub with state-of-the art equipment for local and national talent."
The third venue we arrived at on the Creative City Challenge was Banana Row Studios. As soon as we walked in we were met by Jonty who told us a bit about what they do as a company. The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly and Jonty was really enthusiastic for us to be there...
Words by April Smyth, MSc Publishing
'Dovecot Gallery is a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design built around a leading international tapestry studio."
For our second challenge, we made our way to the Dovecot Gallery on Infirmary Street. Dovecot holds a variety of creative exhibitions as well as being a registered charity. Dovecot Foundation champions the Dovecot Tapestry Studio to bring the work of contemporary artists to a wider audience.
Words by Catriona Morrison, Msc Publishing
"The Traverse is Scotland's foremost theatre company dedicated to new work."
Before we knew it, the clock struck half 12 and our day of challenges had begun. There was a scattering of hasty introductions, a quick rallying cry of ‘LET’S WIN THE IPAD’ before we tore into the envelope containing the clue to our first challenge:
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Meet Team Green
This our blog for Team Green's entry in Edinburgh Napier's Creative City Challenge on 05/10/16. The CCC is a unique opportunity that had five groups visit five different Arts and Creative industries across Edinburgh, in order to help them gain valuable networking skills and experience essential challenges that people in these career paths tackle on a daily basis. Here you can read about Team Green Creative City Challenge experience.