Thursday, 30 May 2013

Here's the Heads Up #16

Designgoat at the opening of Making Things Better as part of Design Intelligence at the National Craft Gallery. Photo by Pat Moore, courtesty of the NCG


Tuesday 18 June: NEWNOWNEXT, Tatiana Bilbao
Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD, Dublin 2
The latest series of talks presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation (and supported by Arup) is entitled NEWNOWNEXT, bringing exciting young architects from all over the world to Dublin - some for the first time - to speak about their work. The series kicked off with Jeanne Gang and booked out in no time: keep an eye on the IAF's site for free tickets to hear architect and urban advocate Tatiana Bilbao of Mexico speak about her diverse portfolio of work.

Tuesday 18 June: Urban Knights
Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
If you'd prefer something else on the 18 June, Science Gallery's Urban Knights series of talks from people in Ireland and abroad making changes in cities continues with presentations from John Lynch of the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design, founder of Rothar Anne Bodes and others.

5 & 6 July: IDEATE Design Festival
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Kilkenny's National Craft Gallery hosts its first IDEATE Design Festival as part of their celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Kilkenny Design Workshops. View the full programme here.

Until 9 July: Making Things Better
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
One such highlight of the IDEATE festival is Making Things Better, an exhibition curated by Ann Mulrooney and featuring the work of Designgoat and Derek Wilson. Designgoat and Wilson have each selected an object from A History of Ireland in 100 Objects (an Eileen Gray chair and an emigrants teapot) and have created new objects inspired by those. The exhibition shows not only the new pieces themselves, but also gives an insight into the design process that took place.

Deadline 27 September: The Peroni Nastro Azzuro Design Competition
In association with the IDI and Design Week 2013 Peroni Nastro Azzuro has launched a nationwide design competition in Ireland. The brief is to design something that enhances the enjoyment of Peroni (but not a bottle or label), it will be judged by Matteo Alessi and the winner receives €2,000. For more information and the competition brief, see the IDI website.

Image from Construct by Bronwen Sleigh, via Edinburgh Printmakers

15 - 23 June: Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
Various venues, Edinburgh
Not wanting to be left out in the foremost festival city in the UK (if not the world), Edinburgh's cycling community launches its first Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. Featuring a host of talks and activities (including a presentation by Mikael Colville Andersen of Copenhagenize), the full programme is worth a look.

Until 30 June: Kyla McCallum, Foldability
The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
You might remember Foldability from an earlier post here on I Like Local. Designer Kyla McCallum now takes her work to Glasgow's Lighthouse.

Until 20 July: Construct by Bronwen Sleigh
Edinburgh Printmakers, Union Street, Edinburgh
Bronwen Sleigh makes prints, drawings and objects taking inspiration from industrial architecture and infrastructure. Construct is an exhibition showing work from the past three years, including work commissioned by Edinburgh Printmakers.

15 June to 8 September: Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast
City Art Centre, Market Street, Edinburgh Digging into the archives at international fashion published Condé Nast, this exhibition features a century of photography from some of the most noted fashion photographers in the world for publications such as Vogue and Glamour. Work by Erwin Blumenfeld, Guy Bourdin, David Bailey, Corinne Day along with many others will feature and I bet Coming Into Fashion will be well worth a look (but note that there's a £5 admission fee)