Scotland ChapterDesigning for Children’s Rights Association
Through knowledge and collaboration we engage, impact products and services that interact with children.
About Scotland Chapter
D4CR Scottish Local Chapter is a collaborative platform to rethink children’s clothing. The chapter focuses on children’s material and immaterial culture. Through inclusive and participative reflections, the chapter invites stakeholders believing in the socialising and educational power of clothes, to act and interact within the ethical framework of D4CR. The chapter fosters the necessity to rethink children’s material environment in participative, inclusive and pluri-vocal ways.
D4CR Scottish Local Chapter has emerged from the activities of the research network In2FROCC (interdisciplinary and international network for the research on children and clothing). https://acorso.org/en/childhood-and-clothing/
The pioneering role of Scotland with regard to childhood and children is revealed through child-centred approach to creative education and design. Designing children’s environment from their perspective, respectful of their rights and aware of their voice, is a reflection which shapes the country in a challenging societal landscape. D4CR – Scottish Chapter will gather the communities of children, practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and policy makers to rethink and innovate children’s culture in Scotland.
We do this through
- Academic research with Scottish partners (Heriot-Watt University, Glasgow School of Art etc.), such as the investigation on children’s dress codes during homeschooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
- Partnerships with creative practitioners.
- Child led activities, such as the series of workshops “Tell me 1 and 2”: intercultural exchange between children from different countries using clothes as a communication medium. https://d4crscottishchapter.wordpress.com/gallery/
- Expertise to the industry: the Local Chapter has advised the European cluster Novachild and Prospect Kids 2022. https://www.novachild.eu/actualites/actualites/15025-prospect-kid-2030-retour-en-image.html
- Policy making: through the contribution to the discussions on the role of clothes in the school environment, in partnership with the French National Museum of Education https://www.reseau-canope.fr/musee/fr/connaitre/actualites-du-munae/actualite/news/detail/News/le-vetement-et-lecole.html
- Conferences, public engagement, publications and more…
How to join us
Design Anthropologist, educator and author, Aude Le Guennec leads the Scottish Local chapter. https://www.linkedin.com/in/audeleguennec/
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