Local makers and designers part of a nationwide Design & Crafts Council Ireland series of events

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A SERIES of events designed to highlight issues around diversity, sustainability and inclusion will open in November around Ireland featuring walks and talks, debates, exhibitions and workshops from local makers and designers, academic institutions and design collectives and individuals across Ireland.

Pictured at the launch of Design Week earlier this month were DCCI Head of Design Tom Watts (l-r), DCCI Board Member Toby Scott, CEO Rosemary Steen, Minister of State Damien English and DCCI Chairperson Andrew Bradley

Design Week Ireland was launched earlier this month by Minister of State Damien English for Business, Employment and Retail Ireland along with DCCI CEO Rosemary Steen and keynote speaker Bruce Mau, designer and innovator and founder of the Massive Change Network.

Design practioners across Ireland will be taking part in Design Week

Speaking at the launch, Minister English noted that Design Week from 14 to 18 November is a positive move for the nation’s economy in marking the value of local creators and businesses for Ireland: “Design Week Ireland presents a renewed opportunity for the design community to raise its profile with the public, to show the positive impact it has on Ireland’s economy and to demonstrate the value they add to their community as local creators and businesses.”

Makers and designers in fashion, accessories, jewellery and homeware from across Ireland will take part in Design Week

Throughout the national programme DCCI will curate and host a series of hybrid events focusing on why design matters while highlighting issues of diversity, sustainability and inclusion. The programme will explore how design can address the issues online through https://www.dcci.ie and at https://www.designweekireland.ie, expected shortly to be live.

A series of events curated by DCCI will be available online during Design Week

The programme aims to explore how design can address critical issues in society including future opportunities, equality and connectivity as well as climate change through the work of the country’s design practitioners in their local communities.


Tags: Arts & Culture Fashion Accessories Jewellery Homeware Sustainable

Image credits: DCCI

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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