ON THE EDGE?:
DESIGN AND MATERIAL CULTURE IN AND OF IRELAND
The Institute of Art, Design and Technology, DÃºn Laoghaire, sponsored by the Design History Society, will be hosting a one-day, inter-disciplinary conference on the theme of Irish design and material culture since the founding of the State in 1922. On the Edge aims to stimulate debate about â€˜Irish designâ€™; its location within wider European and global design frameworks; the discourses provoked by consideration of such terminology; the agents involved in the making and promotion of ideas of â€˜Irishnessâ€™ through designed objects; the experiences of Irish designers working abroad and immigrant designers practicing in Ireland.
The day will be divided in two: a morning of historical/theoretical papers and an afternoon with a key-note address, followed by debate and discussion led by a panel of design practitioners from a range of disciplines.
Participation is encouraged from academics, curators, educators, practitioners, researchers, students, writers, or anyone with a general interest in the area.
24 October 2003
The Institute of Art, Design and Technology, DÃºn Laoghaire, Dublin.