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

Will Technology Save Us?

Join Bethany Koby, founder of the Designs of the Year nominated Technology Will Save Us and invited guest panellists as they explore the question; what will the world look like when we have a generation of makers who see technology as a tool for creativity and problem solving?

The Subject of Style

Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic discusses the subject of style with esteemed architectural theorist Charles Jencks and Farshid Moussavi, founder of Farshid Moussavi Architecture and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

A Design Dynasty: Camper Then and Now

Join Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic as he reflects on forty years of a design dynasty with Camper’s Miguel Fluxa. In today’s fast moving globalised world, Camper has retained an original and highly imaginative approach making its brand and its shoes. This talk will unpack archives, memories, and ideas with the man who made it happen.

Nine Live(s) Tank Talk

Nine Live(s) 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 in June will give a unique insight into the installation and the social lives of contemporary Ireland, lives lived with and among architecture and design.

Work in progress

What can the personal journeys and experiences of those who shape our capital city day tell us about its rapid transformation? This discussion brings together leading experts to reflect on how design, urban change and our experiences within that are always a work in progress.

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.