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ReThink + ReAct Exhibition

Pivot Dublin aims to promote design as a driver of innovation and to communicate, demonstrate and celebrate design’s role in Dublin’s social, cultural and economic development. PIVOT Dublin originally started out as Dublin’s bid to be designated World Design Capital 2014 and this involved putting together a comprehensive survey of the creative design work going on the city today.

Now the team is working on an exciting exhibition in Filmbase, Temple Bar from the 1 to the 8 March which will showcase this creative work and explore future directions for design in Dublin. The exhibition will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague at 6.30pm on Friday 2nd March with the Guest of Honour Finnish Ambassador Pertti Majanen.

During the exhibition there’ll be a number of interesting and Free events:

A film screening on Sunday the 4 March

Primary school workshops on the mornings of the 5, 6 and 7 March led by Blaithin Quinn, Ciara Cavanagh, Chris Judge and Chris Haughton

Daily lunchtime discussions at 1pm which will pick apart the opportunities and challenges in Dublin in which design can play a role. They’ll be chaired in turn by Aibhlin McCrann, Nathalie Weadick of the IAF, Alan Mee, Ré Dubhthaigh and Ray Yeates and will include guest speakers from every walk of life:

Thursday 1 March ‘Re-Making’ – designing sustainable products

Friday 2 March ‘Re-House’ – designing the private world

Monday 5 March ‘Re-Public’ – designing the public world

Tuesday 6 March ‘Re-form’ – designing systems which enable not curb

Wednesday 7 March ‘Re-present’ – designing positive states of mind

Thursday 8 March ‘Re-play’ – designing the virtual world

Join in the conversation! For more information on any event, email design@dublincity.ie

The exhibition is being produced by Dublin City Architects in association with Red&Grey Design, Makers & Brothers and Roji Designs (part of the Helsinki ‘everyday discoveries’ winning team). The exhibition is funded by Dublin City Council with the support of Temple Bar Cultural Trust and the Embassy of Finland.

Want to be part of the exhibition? Lend us your favourite book for the Pivot Dublin Exhibition Reading Room!

To help us complete the Reading Room we want you to lend us your favourite book. Your book will be on display for the duration of the exhibition alongside a host of other selections.

Books can be dropped off, posted or couriered for the attention of Bob in Red&Grey Design, 32 Lennox Street, Portobello, Dublin 8. The exhibition will have invigilators for the week to mind the books. If you would like to lend your book please contact Bob Gray: bob@redandgreydesign.ie