Friday, 13 July 2012

Here's The Heads Up #12

A special edition of Here's the Heads Up; here lie recommendations of design events in two cities. If I could have my cake and eat it too, I would, but unfortunately I'll have to give the Dublin events a miss this time round...


Saturday 21 July:
Critical: Lisbon presentation, Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa, Campo de Santa Clara, Alfama
Beginning on Monday 16 July is a critical writing workshop exploring Lisbon and led by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The workshop culminates on 21 July with a presentation of the work created along with a concert and dj set in the Triennale's beautiful new headquarters on Campo de Santa Clara. Festivities kick off at 10pm.

Until 31 July:
Glam & Travis at Re-Searcher, Rua da Madalena 80, Baixa
Until the end of the month Re-Searcher gallery and shop in downtown Lisbon hosts a collection of paper sculptures by artist due Glam & Travis (pictured above). Even if Re-Searcher wasn't worth visiting on its own merits (which it totally is, more on that soon) if you're in the area you should definitely check out the cardboard creations.

Mr. Spoqui #36 for sale online
I say 'ongoing', but they've sold out before, so you'd better high-tail it to Mr. Spoqui's site if you'd like a copy of issue #36 of Lisbon's best (only?) family zine, featuring yours truly.

O Feliz Modernismo: Art D├ęco em Portugal, Museu do Chiado, Chiado
The title of the latest temporary exhibition in Museu do Chiado (running until October) translates as 'Art Deco in Portugal: The Happy Modernism'. Not only is that an awesome title, but it's true: Art Deco in its many guises is a bright an energetic style which seems to have had a particular foothold in Portugal, particularly when it provided a cheerful escape from the early years of the country's military dictatorship. Well worth a visit (ideally on Sundays before 2pm when admission is free).


Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July:
Makers & Brothers Summer Opening, The Shed, Abbey Court, Abbey Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Online retailers of design and craft Makers & Brothers bring their wares offline this weekend with a Summer Opening in the shed they call home (illustrated above). A great opportunity to see their lovely stock in the flesh.

Until 15 July / ongoing:
Uproar at Designist, South Great George's St, Dublin 2
This summer design store Designist has been playing host to a number of pop-ups, calling the series Uproar. The latest pop-up showcases the urban photography of Paul Tierney, and check in with Designist to see who's next.

Hack the City, Science Gallery, Dublin 2 and various other locations
Science Gallery's most ambitious project to date sees events, exhibitions, workshops and more not only occur in but also look to explore and alter Dublin city, anchored by the Hack The City exhibition in the Gallery itself. There's oodles to check out, but some highlights I'd recommend are the screenings and walking tours presented by the IAF, IFI and IFI Film Archive exploring cinema and urban space.