This webinar titled 'Design for Sustainability: Design Future Ways of Living – Co-Creation Between Art, Culture, Social Inclusion, Science and Technology' will look to local examples of the New European Bauhaus concept in action. The European environmental, economic and cultural initiative launched in January 2021 seeks to combine innovative design with concrete actions tackling climate change, to make our future living spaces more sustainable, affordable and accessible.
This conversation is timely as Cork city embarks upon an exciting phase of growth and change –with sustainability, quality of life, social inclusion, and climate resilience aiming to be at the core of the recently published Cork City draft development plan.
Our speakers are changemakers actively engaged in hands on projects in our city which is primed to become the fastest-growing city in Ireland by 2040, with 50% increase in population so that Cork grows as a city of international scale with talent, jobs, housing and cultural attractions.
We will look at this creative and interdisciplinary initiative which is convening space to design future ways of living, bringing together knowledge and insight from different disciplines, from science and technology, architecture and design. It calls for a collective effort to imagine and build a future that is sustainable, inclusive and beautiful.
Be part of shaping our future!
Fiona Kearney- Director, The Glucksman
Fiona is the founding Director of the Glucksman, an award-winning contemporary art museum on the campus of University College Cork. In this position, she has curated numerous exhibitions of Irish and international art and established the gallery as a place of creative engagement for all ages and abilities. A graduate of UCC and TCD, Kearney has published widely on contemporary art and photography, and throughout her career has received several distinguished awards including the NUI Prix d’Honneur from the French Government, a UCC President’s Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching and the Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme. She is an assessor on the Museum Standards Programme of Ireland, and a board member of the Irish Architecture Foundation, Cork Midsummer Festival and Cork Chamber.
Ailbhe Cunningham- Architect MRIAI, Printmaker and Photographer, TEST SITE, Kyrl’s Quay
Ailbhe is a Registered Architect MRIAI, Printmaker and Photographer with a particular focus on the enhancement of natural urban environments. Ailbhe’s research on ‘The Nature of Urban Nurture’ examines architecture as an infrastructural tool for regenerative urban development. She uses the city for testing and challenging regenerative urban design. Collaboration is core to her practice and she creates visuals to initiate conversations about sustainable urban regeneration. A current project TEST SITE is a collaborative, urban research project based on Kyrl’s Quay, Cork City co created with artist Aoife Desmond. The project works at the intersection of art, architecture and ecology. TEST SITE intends to affect greater public engagement with the relationship between architecture, ecology and sustainable urban landscapes.
Amy Keogh - Architect, Founding Director & Creative Director, Design POP
Amy began her architectural career by working for Heneghan Peng Architects in Dublin in 2014, working most notably on the refurbishment and extension of the National Gallery of Ireland. Amy moved to work with PRP Architects, London in 2016 and returned home to Ireland in 2018 to found Fíor studios, a multi-disciplinary design studio. In early 2019 Amy founded Ireland’s first Design and Food hybrid festival - Design POP, which most recently took place from 27- 29 August 2021 in Cork City. Design POP collaborates with Irish Designers, Architects, and food producers to foster learning, collaborations and conversation around important social, sustainable and environmental topics and to share creative experiences and create connections.
Garrett O’ Rourke – Training Network Manager, Cork Chamber Skillnet
Garrett is the Training Network Manager for Cork Chamber Skillnet and manages the day-to-day subsidised training operations and strategic direction of the network. Cork Chamber Skillnet is a multi-sector learning network for companies of all sizes in the South West region. Cork Chamber Skillnet facilitate funded enterprise led, bespoke training courses, personal & professional development programmes, seminar, and workshops.
The Sustainable Cork Programme Webinar Series is in association with Cork Chamber Skillnet, Gas Networks Ireland, KPMG and Matheson.
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