The Irish Design Research Conference forms the centerpiece of a programme of events being held to celebrate the design & creative heritage of Carlow. A broad range of interesting events will take place during the conference period. Regional partners include VISUAL Arts Centre, Eigse Arts Festival & Borris House Literary Festival and will also include other fringe events.
SCHEDULE OF LAUNCH & CONFERENCE DAY:
Please note, conference day schedule is indicative and is subject to change.
SCHEDULE OF WEEK:
LAUNCH NIGHT (Thursday June 4th)
- FAULTLINES – Irish Design Research Conference
- ITERATIONS – Design Review Journal
- EXCHANGE – Exhibition
- LAUNCH DINNER – Conference + Design Review Journal
VISUAL Arts Centre, Carlow: 7:30pm Thurs June 4th 2015
Lennon’s Restaurant @ VISUAL: 9:00pm Thur June 4th 2015
IRISH DESIGN RESEARCH CONFERENCE (Friday 5th June)
- FAULTLINES – Bridging Knowledge Spaces
- FAULTLINES – SME Business Breakfast
Dargan Research Centre: Registration from 8:00am Fri 5th June 2015
ASSOCIATED EVENTS: (May-June)
- Augmented Reality @ VISUAL
In association with the Irish Design Research Conference, VISUAL Arts Centre will host a major international exhibition in ‘Augmented Reality’. While this engagement seeks to interface between reality & unreality it also bridges the knowledge spaces between art, design & technology.
The exhibition will also feature a collaborative project which engages design students under the guidance of a fine artist who will use the latest technological AR Software tools to develop a work which explores bridging the faultline between ‘institution’ and ‘local community’.
further details on events at VISUAL Arts Centre: http://www.visualcarlow.ie
This annual exhibition of graduating Honours Degree work from the Product Design & Innovation programme with repreventative undergraduate work from across the years will showcase the best of emerging undergraduate design actions in 2015.
Central Services Building, Institute of Technology Carlow: 6:00pm Wed 3rd June 2015
- 40 YEARS of DESIGN
To celebrate the 40 Years from the very first graduating class of design in 1975, the Institute of Technology Carlow will host a Design Alumni Reunion of 40 Years of the Past Graduates of Design drawing graduates back to the Institute from across the world.
Central Services Building, Institute of Technology Carlow: 2:00pm Sat 6th June 2015
- EIGSE – Carlow Arts Festival
Conference delegates may wish to engage and immerse themselves in the rich and energetic annual EIGSE arts festival which takes place around Carlow each year. There is a superb programme of events this year and the many associated events will run in parallel with this years Irish Design Research Conference.
further details and programme for Carlow Arts Festival: carlowartsfestival.com