News and events – Events

A Playful City Mar 30th Call for Design Facilitators & Illustrators.-Register interest in advance

6.30pm – Dublin 2

A Playful City Mar 30th Call for Design Facilitators & Illustrators.-Register interest in advance

A Playful City is a unique series of events across Dublin in 2017 leading up to an international creative conference and hackathon for play in October, featuring Turner prize winners Assemble and the CEO of the European Travel Commission.

8-10 design thinkers / facilitators are required who will help facilitate a table group discussion during the event. The facilitators will be key to guiding the creativity of the round table groups and collating their ideas.

Up to 10 live illustrators are required, one per table, also we will require illustrators that can wander around the tables and help record / draw pictures of thoughts / ideas coming up at the discussion groups. more

Decoding Craftsmanship -  Workshop and talks on 24th and 25th March Joseph Walsh Studio, Co Cork

Joseph Walsh Studio presents 'Decoding Craftsmanship: How emerging technologies can enable a new form of craftsmanship'.
This 2-day seminar & training workshop, focuses on the relationship between material and making, and the increasing use of digital tools, which provide digitally driven outcomes It explores how emerging software can be successfully merged with the heritage of making to create a new form of craftsmanship.
Workshop and talks on 24th and 25th March Joseph Walsh Studio, Co Cork- Places are Limited Booking is Essential - Discounts tickets for IDI Members more

2017 A Year of Change

2017 has ushered in a gale-force shift in global thinking. This is unsettling, destabilising and on many seismic levels, disturbing - no matter what side of perceptible divide you find yourself. more

National Design Strategy- a Consultation Paper- launched by Minister Mitchell-O’Connor

National Design Strategy- a Consultation Paper- launched by Minister Mitchell-O’Connor

Ireland - The Design Island, National Design Strategy - A consultation paper towards a National Design Strategy- It urges a sustained investment in design and proposes a series of actions for the strategic development of design and design thinking. Quote-p.10 'Design is about more than mere styling. It can be used as a tool to address the world’s biggest societal, cultural and environmental challenges, solving problems and improving universal needs and services. more

Regional News Nov 2016

To all IDI members outside of Dublin: A call to action from our Chair of the Regional Committee Lorenzo Tonti- if you are organising a design event or social gathering or exhibition more

Bread and Butter | June 2016

Wednesday June 29, 2016 – Odeon, Harcourt St, Dublin 2

Bread and Butter | June 2016

This month Bread & Butter is looking at some of the best of Irish design with talks from Milliner Laura Kinsella, Designer , and Illustrator Niall McCormack. more

Universal Design Grand Challenge 2016 Students Awards

Thursday May 26, 2016 – The Science Gallery

IDI members are invited by The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) at the National Disability Authority (NDA) to attend the Universal Design Grand Challenge 2016 Students Awards where 9 finalists from colleges around Ireland will be judged on the presentation of their designs. more