The Institute of Designers of Ireland in association with PIVOT Dublin is running a competition to select a design team to represent Dublin in the Helsinki WDC 2012 International Design House Exhibition ‘Everyday Discoveries’ in September 2012. The successful team will be one which best develops a response to the ‘Everyday Discoveries’ themes; one which represents Dublin’s unique design know-how and philosophy, and will take the form of a Design Challenge to be held on November 5th and 6th 2011 in Dublin City Council’s Wood Quay Venue.
This World Design Capital 2012 ‘Everyday Discoveries’ signature event in Helsinki is co-ordinated and produced by Design Forum Finland, the promotion organisation for Finnish design. The exhibition concept and themes are created by Imu Design, a group of three young Finnish designers.
‘Everyday Discoveries’ takes place in a series of indoor and outdoor spaces in central Helsinki. The outdoor spaces serve as platforms for interactive design events and test grounds for design objects, while the indoor spaces are reserved for more classic exhibitions. Engaging with the public to enjoy different aspects of everyday life in different settings, the event is built around four themes - ACTIVISM, PLAY, STORY and MEMORY. The themes mix but also emphasise the cultural differences and customs of the participating countries. The themes will grow and live according to the proposals sent from each country, presenting the main concerns and interests in a more global context.
The Pivot Dublin Design Challenge competition is open to creative people of all disciplines and inter-disciplinary teams are welcomed. Eligibility criteria will be set out in the competition entry form; each team must include one member of a recognised Irish design organisation. It is proposed to limit the number of participating teams to ten. Judges for the Pivot Dublin Design Challenge will include representatives from the IDI, PIVOT Dublin and Imu Design among others.
A briefing session in advance of the competition will be held in the ‘Office of Non Compliance’ at Dublin Contemporary 2011 on Sunday 16th October 14.00-17.00. This will be an inspirational conversation exploring the ‘Everyday Discoveries’ themes through a contemporary art lens in the company of DC2011 curator, Jota Castro and other artists.
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