We are delighted to announce that Chair of Ceramics Ireland and LSAD lecturer Elaine Riordan is giving a talk on Friday 4th November in the Church Lecture Theate at LSAD, from 11am to 12 noon. Elaine, fellow LSAD lecturer Mandy Parslow and LSAD graduate Kathleen Moroney, were among those selected to travel to the Chinese town of Fuping in September 2011 to make the foundation work for the newly-bulit Irish Pavilion at the Fule International Ceramic Art Museum. Read more about it at http://irishceramicartchina.blogspot.com
Design Week is delighted to welcome another event - Connected Limerick, organised by the Limerick chapter of the Interaction Design Association (see below for details)
Text below taken from http://connectedlimerick.wordpress.com/
The online world around Limerick is featuring many groups as well as individuals, initiatives and services that effectively create a parallel “map” of the city, offering support, news and facilities to locals and visitors to the city.
How does the city link to its digital “cloud”? How can the players on the online dimension get together to offer new ideas and proposals that would enrich the digital dimension of Limerick?
The Limerick chapter of IxDA (the Interaction Design Association) is organising a second event dedicated to the theme of “Connected Limerick”, after the successful workshop that took place last year on September 24, as part of the tweak.ie festival.
We invite everyone with an interest in the interplay between the physical and the digital Limerick-individuals, organisations and communities- to participate.
A series of short presentations will be followed by an open discussion.The speakers will be announced shortly.
This year’s event will take place at the Hunt Museum, in the Captain’s room, on Tuesday, 1st of November, from 4 to 6pm, as part of the Design Week.
Connected Limerick hopes to be a catalyst for making Limerick more visible in the digital world, and support both visitors and citizens with information in their trajectories around the physical city. From this encounter,the opportunity for new ventures might emerge.
(IxDA is a world-wide network of over 15,000 professionals who practice interaction design, aiming to design products and services that meaningfully support how people live, work and play.)For more details see
The Crafts Council of Ireland, (CCoI), and the Irish Architecture Foundation created Craftitecture, a competition to design a pavilion for the Electric Picnic. The winning team were Bucholz McEvoy Architects and Jim Horgan, master boat builder with the Galway School of Boat Building. Their innovative design features a dynamic space constructed using the form of Currachs which move on horizontal and vertical axes to form an open space when in use and a closed sculptural form in the evening.
Jan Frohburg from SAUL has arranged for the pavilion to come to University of Limerick for Design Week.
Nathalie Weadick, Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation commented, “The winning team, Jim Horgan and Bucholz McEvoy, illustrates the very essence of the project; that is to experiment with materials and ideas, to fuse architecture and craft and to create an innovative and inspiring space that reflects the best of both worlds. We are delighted to collaborate with the Year of Craft, 2011 and Electric Picnic in providing a platform to champion this creativity.”
Speakers for our Pecha Kucha night include;
Aisling Guider (artist)
Deirdre Power (artist)
Clare Reidy (architect)
Shane Carroll (architect)
Donoghue Corbett Architects (architect)
Gabriela Avram (interaction Designer)
Marion Barry (product designer)
Timothy Noonan (artist)
Tracy currently runs the Department of Art and Design in Limerick School of Art and Design. She is a member and former President of the Institute of Designers in Ireland, and has sat on the board of the Institute for Design and Disability and Design Ireland.