PLAYING WITH SPACE
A LUNCHTIME TALK SERIES IN COLLABORATION WITH A PLAYFUL CITY, OFFSET & DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL
Playing with Space’ a series of outdoor lunchtime talks took place at the Wood Quay amphitheatre, Dublin 8 as part of the OFFSITE Fringe Festival on March 20/21/22 from 1pm-2pm.
Playing with Space was a collaboration between A Playful City, OFFSET and Dublin City Council to bring together unexpected and cross-cutting perspectives into a conversation about what makes a city play. To look at Dublin city as a creative, cultural, playful and living space as well as one engaged with evolving.
The interactive talks zeroed in on the laneways of Dublin, examining and exploring challenges and possibilities for designing these spaces as intergenerational, accessible, and playful. Playing with Space is leading directly to tangible impact: the insights gathered during the series will feed into A Playful City’s work with Sean Harrington Architects to transform a selection of laneways in Dublin 1 into playful spaces.
A PLAYFUL CITY WERE ALSO DELIGHTED TO SPEAK AT THE YELLOW STAGE, BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE ON "DESIGNING FOR PLAY" - 25 March 2018
Tuesday March 20th
Sean Harrington – Sean Harrington Architects
Althaea Federlein – Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Iconic Offices
Niamh Moore – UCD Geography
Peter O’Gara – me&him&you design
MC - Manchan Magan
Wednesday March 21st
Sarah Bacon – Winner of Best Set Design at the Irish Times Theatre Awards
Yvonne Farrell, Grafton Architects’ Director | Curator of the Venice Biennalle 2018
Simona Castelli, Senior architect – Grafton Architects
Joe Coveney – Visual artist
MC -Una Mullally
Thursday March 22nd
Avril Stanley – Body & Soul
Brian Swan – Dublin City Council Deputy City Architect
Kate Moylan, Production and Costume Designer
Esther Gerrard, Bloom Fringe Festival
MC - Manchan Magan
For the heart – Inclusion and collaboration were the big themes for me. Naomi Murphy & Aaron Copeland from A Playful City asked us to consider who’s ‘banned by default’ – communities that are designed out of physical and digital spaces, and how they can be brought back into the design process.
- Piers Scott, Lead UX Designer, Rothco.ie, on his highlights of OFFSET 2018, Bord Gais Energy Theatre