Save the date for our Hidden Rooms Design Policy Conference: November 24th – 26th 2014
Posted by Owen O'Doherty, 02.05.2014
How do you inspire fresh thinking for familiar problems? One way is to bring passionate and diverse people together; make everyone feel at home in remarkable spaces; share ground breaking ideas and apply these to unlocking new solutions to sticky problems.
Review of our fortnight of guest bloggers from the World Design Capital
Posted by Pivot Admin, 25.02.2014
Over the past two weeks we have had the pleasure of having guest bloggers from Cape Town World Design Capital 2014. We invited them to write about their city and the impact World Design Capital has had on promoting appreciation for the transformative role of design.
Seeking Local Designers to Make a Global Difference
Value Added in Africa Design Programme
Posted by Pivot Admin, 06.06.2013
Africa is changing. Economies are growing, middle classes forming, and solutions to poverty being creatively addressed. Entrepreneurship is flourishing, with many African co-operatives and SMEs moving away from reliance on raw materials to producing high-quality products for export. From Sole Rebels in Ethiopia to Sunflag in Tanzania, businesses across the continent are moving up the value chain of production, improving their livelihoods and communities in the process.
Local Asset Mapping_ Transforming Dublin into an age friendly place
by David Robinson via Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing
Posted by Pivot Admin, 02.05.2013
Over the last two weeks on PivotDublin we have read how Ireland is ageing, representing one of the greatest challenges and opportunities of our times. There is an international recognition that we will have to transform our cities into more age-friendly places. In today’s last post, I describe a preventive health project based in St James’ Hospital that will use existing community resources to effect this change in our part of the city.