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SCImmersion in Irish Material Culture: Creation & Curation

Ireland, Ireland
Tuition fee €1,000.00 per programme
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The programme enables participants to explore and experience Ireland’s rich material culture heritage. Participants will explore the field of material culture curation and gain an understanding of how leading designers conceive, research, develop, execute, communicate and reflect on their ideas.

Programme structure

Based in Dublin and Kilkenny, the programme includes talks, field trips and studio visits to museums, galleries and leading craft, design and applied art studios. Through informed discussions, expert presentations and demonstration workshops, participants will examine the current theory and practices of Irish material culture and come to understand its development, rich legacy, context and curation.
The programme will be led by Alex Milton, Programme Director of Irish Design 2015, in partnership with Design and Craft Council of Ireland and leading design academics, Angela O’Kelly, Head of Design for Body and Environment at the National College of Art & Design and Mary Ann Bolger, lecturer in design history and theory at Dublin Institute of Technology.
The programme will include:
- Presentations by leading academics and experts in Irish material culture.
- Field trips to the National Craft Gallery, the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, and studios of leading designers and craft makers.
- Guest talks by leading design commissioners and retailers
- Curatorial critique of students creative proposals with course tutors and external industry experts
- Demonstration workshops

Please note: Programme offerings are subject to a minimum enrolment of 10.

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Application deadline
Jul 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Dublin time
Apply now!
Application deadline
Aug 7, 2018 23:59
Europe/Dublin time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States