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Design Week 2011

Design Week is back and is more regional than ever. It is also very prominently sponsored by Crown Paints. This year’s event comes in the wake of Dublin’s (sadly unsuccessful) bid for World Design Capital 2014, with the design-fancying masses nicely warmed up by the hard work of the Pivot Dublin team. Events this year include exhibitions, pecha kucha style… Read more →

Open House Dublin 2011

Open House Dublin 2011

Open House Dublin, Ireland’s annual architecture festival is back again this weekend. Running from 7-9th October, this festival celebrates architecture in Dublin by opening the doors of some of the capital’s most important buildings to the general public. Facilitated by hundreds of volunteers, Open House includes tours of architecturally important buildings, discussions, workshops and family activities. All events are free… Read more →

Culture Night 2011

Top Picks for Culture Night 2011

Ireland’s Culture Night is back again, when cultural institutions up and down the country open their doors to the public, free of charge. Organised by the Temple Bar Cultural Trust, this year’s event includes a massive list of participating cultural institutions. Culture Night has become a sensational success, allowing members of the general public to celebrate art, design, architecture and… Read more →

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Design Week 2009…IxDA presents DEFUSE

Q: What do broken pavements, skangers and Nordic Walking Poles all have in common? A: These items all featured heavily in the DEFUSE (Design for Use) night hosted by the IxDA as part of Design Week. An example of the wide spectrum of design thinking in Ireland today and one of the highlights of this year’s Design Week, was most… Read more →

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Universal Design

Universal Design is a revolutionary approach to designing products, media and spaces. Unlike the Design for Disability approach, where the focus is on making a limited range of products more accessible to people with a limited range of abilities, Universal Design endeavours to take the abilities of all likely users into account from the very beginning of the design process,… Read more →