I am a Master of Design student within Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee.

For my main Master of Design project I intend to research how music festival organisers can adopt sustainable practices without alienating festival attendees. Over two million people attended one of the many hundreds of music festivals staged in the UK this year. In a world where climate change is of significant concern, organisers of these events are under mounting pressure to incorporate sustainable practices. However, recent research has shown that certain types of music festival-goers will not be drawn to an event that is primarily green. The findings of my research could potentially lead to the development of solutions that could be adopted in the future by festival organisers in an attempt to minimise the environmental impact while still retaining the full anticipated experience so valued by the fans.

Alongside this, I act as co-ordinator for a project which aims to create a new system for classifying jewellery found on the remains of victims of mass disasters.  Myself and three other Master of Design students are working with the University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification in order to essentially provide a more fast and effective way of identifying victims.

I am also participating in a teaching module as part of the Master of Design course where I will be working with 1st and 2nd year Interior and Environmental Design students to help them gain knowledge within the fields of construction and materials.

Linsey is originally from Glasgow, and has a BDes(Hons) undergraduate degree in Interior and Environmental Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee.  Linsey gained five years professional experience working as an interior designer within a Dundee-based architecture/interior design practice.

Email: l.h.mcintosh@dundee.ac.uk

Please note that the ‘abandoned tents’ header image is courtesy of Andy Wright @ Flickr.