Current Initiatives

The IDI is a community-led organisation, showcasing and promoting the best that Irish design has to offer.

Why Design

Why Design

Why Design is IDI's equality initiative for the Irish Design Sector, striving for a 50:50 gender balance in Irish design businesses, particularly at leadership level. We are hosting monthly online events called 'having the chats'; visit our social channels to find out more. 

www.whydesign.ie

The New Now

The New Now

A National showcase for graduating designers in Ireland.

The New Now is a space for creative design graduates who, in 2020 due to covid-19 restrictions, could not have an end of year showcase. Bringing together final year work of graduates of design courses from across the island of Ireland, The New Now provides a central point for employers to review the work of the freshest talent. It simultaneously promotes paid internships, and provides mentorship opportunities.

http://thenewnow.ie/ 

DesignOpp

DesignOpp

DesignOpp is a not-for-proft initiative focused on championing diversity in Irish design so that people of colour can fulfil their creative potential. Our goal is to provide more opportunities for designers of colour, diversify our education systems and create a warm and welcoming community for designers of colour. 

https://www.designopp.ie/

New European Bauhaus

New European Bauhaus

Working in partnership with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and the Irish Architecture Foundation, the New European Bauhaus is an initiative by the European Commission to imagine a post-Covid future that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Beautiful.

https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/index_en

IDI Mind Over Matter

IDI Mind Over Matter

Supporting mental health initiatives through design, and advocating for positive mental wellbeing.

idimindovermatter.ie

IDI Feed

IDI Feed

IDI Feed brings practising designers from across the spectrum of design activity together to share their work and processes over drinks. With each event, speakers discuss what they do in the creative arena to earn a crust, giving their own unique take on what inspires and drives them and what creativity means to them.

https://idifeed.com/