News and 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

Renewal of IDI Membership for 2017- Open for all Members.

We are a Membership organisation. Fees from our Members are vitally important, as they allow us to sustain our organisation and continue to pursue our aims.This funding helps support some of the work we do in promoting Irish design and Irish designers. Again all membership fees remain greatly reduced in price, they range from just €20 for students, €50 for recent design graduates to €150 for IDI full members – we believe that this is a really great offer for all levels of IDI member! 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

The 2016 IDI Irish Design Awards,

The 2016 IDI Irish Design Awards,

In an extraordinary and historic year for Ireland, we are proud to announce DESIGN:RISING, the 2016 IDI Irish Design Awards, that will officially open for your entries on August 23rd 2016.
In this monumental year we hope to elevate how Irish Design is perceived, engaged with and appreciated across the globe.
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