It may be the year of Irish Design, but this week is also Design Week, so delve into some design in Dublin or further afield.
Design Week works in partnership with a wide network of Irish design organisations and bodies, celebrating and showcasing a range of different disciplines and projects. 2015 is also European Year of Development with a theme “Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future”. Design Week is supporting the initiative to highlight the role design plays in enabling happy, healthy and dignified lives.
It’s a countrywide event, but here’s the buzz on the Dublin events:
The new edition of PIVOT Dublin Map launches on Tuesday 3rd November in the Hugh Lane Gallery. The Map lists over 200 interesting, independent and, dare we say it, cool places to enjoy in Dublin. The map features bars, cafés, design-focused galleries, places of architectural and urban design interest. The emphasis is on the distinctive and unique. It aims to inform visitors and Dubliners alike where they can go to experience design, find original Irish products and meet Irish designers. Free printed fold out copies will be available at the launch and in outlets around the city centre.
There’s an exhibition of projects between DIT design students and community groups and not-for-profit organisations in Rathdown House. This exhibition showcases Design projects which saw students working in collaboration with community partners to develop concepts for universal design. Opens Monday 2nd November.
On Thursday 5th November the Light House Cinema is hosting a symposium exploring contemporary design practices across architecture, exhibition and retail design, industrial and product design and conceptual design. The symposium is structured around design of objects and design of space. Speakers, such as Alex Terzariol & Francesco Zurlo and Turner Prize nominees Assemble Studio, will discuss their approach and processes.
Events are taking place across the country this week; for more information check out the Design Week website.
All images courtesy Design Week 2015