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

Researching the Vernacular by Claudia Kinmonth

National College of Art and Design

The second in a public talks series hosted by NCAD’s MA Design History and Material Culture.

‘Vernacular’ is a highly contested term, often collapsed in contemporary practice into ideas of the ‘glocal’, craft and indigeneity in contrast to its past usage in relation to tradition, authenticity and genius loci.

Design historian Claudia Kinmonth has been at the forefront of uncovering and documenting vernacular spaces and objects over the past three decades. In this talk, she will discuss the idea of the vernacular in relation to her experience of research and writing, focusing in particular on fieldwork, visual sources and oral history.

Friday 10th November



NCAD MA Design History & Material Culture



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