Dublin Design Festival
31 Oct—10 Nov

This year, Dublin Design Festival is a 12 day festival of design, taking place right across the city. Operating as a collaborative and participative umbrella network, the festival brings together principal industry organisations along with key national and International participants. A dynamic programme of events, featuring The Future, with the future at its heart, includes exhibitions, conferences, live events and more, all celebrating and examining the many facets of design and its importance to business, culture and society.

We invite you to feed in, to contribute, to participate. We plan to build on this year’s activities, to broaden audiences and to establish a model that can be rolled out nationally with regional hubs.

We look forward to starting this conversation with you over the course of the festival.

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Friday 10th November


First Draft Coffee

This event takes place in First Draft Coffee, on the first floor of ‘Filmbase’, where Ger and his team prepare amazing coffees from a selection of the best Irish roasters, (as well as locally baked cakes, homemade soup and toasties!).

Speakers include:

Paula McGloin is a freelance illustrator and pattern designer living and working in Dublin, Ireland. Paula studied at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, graduating in 2004 with a B.Des in Visual Communications. Her style is retro-inspired, whimsical and playful.

Ruan Van Vliet is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Dublin, Ireland, boasting a selection of clients that include: Guinness, Offset, Secret7″, Airbnb, Vice. Ruan is also the brains behind the concept and branding for the Dublin Coffee Map.

About the series
coffee|culture is a series of creative talks that will occupy some of Dublin’s best speciality cafés on one morning per month. Each venue is significant for its commendation on the Dublin City Coffee Map created by First Draft Coffee, presenting a snapshot of a truly vibrant and bustling coffee scene of over 30 cafés, each offering something unique and beautiful to Dublin’s fair city.

Talks have been designed to offer a heady dose of inspiration before the work day begins, ranging in theme from architecture to food writing, set- design to performance art and everything in between. Speakers have been curated for their contribution to Ireland’s cultural landscape and their motivation for creating great work in challenging times.

Friday 10th November




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