Venue: Garter Lane
Time: 7.30- 9.00pm
Date: 14th – 15th November Design and Science Week 2017
A collaborative initiative between ‘Creativity and Culture Research Group CCRG-WIT’ and ‘Garter Lane Arts Centre’ and follow-on from the highly successful first event on Identity and Well-being. Two further events are being rolled out on the 14-15th of November 2017. In celebrating design week / science week, it brings together designers, scientists, architects, entrepreneurs, engineers, educators, developers, artists, developers, musicians, poets, sociologists, film makers and environmentalists.
Design and Science Week
- Identity and Digital Innovation / Social Change 14th November 2017.
- Identity and Urban Regeneration / Community integration 15th November 2017.
These events will consider different aspects of how creativity and innovation interact with people as individuals and as a community at large. Leading innovators and experienced creatives will present their take on how a sense of identity manifests itself in an urban centre like Waterford.
The first of the public forum talks in October addressed Identity and Well-being with:
- Edel Tobin outlining the steps to founding the Waterford Walls and Patterns of Light projects and with Sarah Jane Hanton talking to gender community and creativity in enterprise.
- Richard Seabrooke founder of the Future.is, Co-Founder Offset. Creative Director, Modern Green and WIT design graduate expanded on his career over thirty years and how central to every endeavor is the desire to fill a gap that is not there.
- Kim Mackenzie Doyle: President, Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI), Partner HUB Controls, explained why she wanted to be a designer which touched on science along a personal journey that has included product design; education; entrepreneurship and an outreach to encourage everyone to have a work/life balance across gender and cultural divides.
- Chaired by Dr. Pat Lynch, WIT– School of Business and Director of RIKON, the proceedings concluded on the note that doing your research and beginning even out of fear is a common position for all innovators and that this can promote opportunities in surprising places.
For more information click here – Creative Identities Web Press Nov2017.