Evolving Design - from Kilkenny Design Workshops to the Future Weds 25th 6:30pm

Kilkenny Design Workshops [KDW 1963-1988] marked a change for design in Ireland, 50+ years on it was followed by Irish Design 2015 a year of celebrating and raising awareness of Irish design and innovation. In this Late Date talk Dr Linda King, Lecturer in Design at IADT, Dr PJ White Lecturer and Research Leader at Design Core, Carlow, and John Cleere of Red Lemonade Design reflect on the evolution of Irish design from the 1960's and discuss current directions.

The Scandinavian Report of 1961 had examined the state of Design In Ireland and made a number of recommendations; including the setting up of a centre of design excellence and establishing a year to raise awareness of Irish design nationally and internationally. Kilkenny Design Workshops was the first of its kind, a state-sponsored design agency which invited some of the most innovative designers and craftspeople to relocate to Kilkenny to share their skills and develop the Irish design sector, building links with industry and growing the market for Irish design and manufacture. Irish Design 2015 [ID2015] answered another recommendation of the Scandinavian Report in designating a year focused on building the international profile of Irish design, this exhibition Liminal was the ID2015 flagship exhibition traveling to design weeks around the world. in this final presentation of Liminal we think about how we might envisage the future of design in Ireland.

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When Wednesday, 25 May 2016 from 18:30 to 20:00

National Craft Gallery - Castle Yard The Parade

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