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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Thursday 2nd November

The Future Fringe


While Dublin becomes home to The Future, a brand new large-scale conference, The Future Fringe offers an opportunity to discuss changing cities, adapting behaviours and prototyping possible futures in the city’s smallest venue, the 24-seater auditorium in the Irish Architecture Foundation.

Join us for a panel discussion with artist Kerry Guinan of A4 Sounds, Shane Waring of DCC Beta, designer Robby Collins and Kaave Pour of Copenhagen’s SPACE10. They will discuss the varied ways in which they imagine possible futures, explore those possibilities through their work, and prototype in the real world in order to test, to provoke, and above all to learn.

The Future Fringe is curated by James Delaney and Aideen McCole and is hosted by the Irish Architecture Foundation.

Doors at 6pm, discussion from 6.30-7.30pm

Thursday 2nd November



Aideen McCole

James Delaney


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