Learn from expert designers as they talk about their practice and new developments in design.

Nine Lives Tank Talk

Nine Lives tells the story of the design and occupation of nine workspaces each of which has been designed by an emerging Irish architect. These free drop-in talks and activities give insights into the installation and the social lives of contemporary Ireland, lives lived with, and among, architecture and design. These talks will be led by Nine Lives curator Emmett Scanlon (7 June) and photographer Noel Bowler (14 June).

Travelling into the Future: Work in progress

This panel discussion uses the theme of ‘Work in Progress’ to examine travel and London’s transport systems, taking in cycle superhighways, Crossrail, telecommuting, speed and mobility amongst other aspects of urban travel.

A Next Generation

A New Now Next panel discussion curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation, sponsored by Arup and hosted at the Design Museum to coincide with Irish Design 2015’s Nine Lives installation in the tank. The discussion features leading Irish architects Clancy Moore, Hall McKnight, Steve Larkin and TAKA and is introduced by Oliver Wainwright, Architecture and Design critic for the Guardian.

What Makes a Design of the Year?

Designs of the Year come in many shapes and forms, from design that taps into the cultural zeitgeist through to products that change the world. Join some of our jurors and Designs of the Year nominees as we unpack what it takes to make the grade.

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One-off events exploring design in a variety of formats — from architecture walks to studio tours.