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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.

Driving growth through design in Ireland

International strategic design and policy heavyweights advocating a national vision for developing design as an asset

Posted by Pivot Admin, 07.11.2013

Leading global thinkers and policy makers met in Dublin last evening to consider a national vision for developing design as an asset. Dublin City Council through PIVOT Dublin hosted a discussion on how design could be harnessed to drive growth in Ireland. Ireland is one of the few EU countries that does not have a national design strategy.

Designing Growth Discussion - Update

6th November in the Lighthouse Cinema

Posted by Owen O'Doherty, 22.10.2013

We’re delighted that there's so much interest in the Designing Growth event on Nov 6th and we want to update you on preparations for the evening.

Dublin PARK(ing) Day 2013: Be a part of it!

Dublin PARK(ing) Day is back on Friday the 20th of September

Posted by Pivot Admin, 08.08.2013

Dublin PARK(ing) Day is back on Friday the 20th of September and is calling for all enthusiasts (individuals and organisations) to create pop up parks, installations, art pieces, giant games or performance around Dublin City.

Re-duce, Re-use, Re-cycle

This week the journey starts with Claire Quigley who inspires us to re-create with links to flat pack hacks, up-cycling, re-cycling and re-making!

Posted by Pivot Admin, 28.06.2013

Re-duce, Re-use, Re-cycle; this was the phrase that was thrown around a lot in school when it came to art class projects. Why throw away sweets wrappers when you can make a beautiful mosaic for your mother? This is a mindset that many people have grown out of, but other have taken the idea of re-using everyday objects in ways you might never have imagined. He is some of my favourite re-inspired projects.

Would you like to participate in Startup City?

A co-creation event to redesign City supports for enterprise

Posted by Pivot Admin, 14.06.2013


How can Dublin effectively encourage, support and create opportunities for the city’s start-ups and entrepreneurs? How can the city systems and resources be used to develop new business ideas? By sharing our experiences and skills can we quickly design initiatives that will make a real difference?

Turning data into information

The Studio @ DCC

Posted by Pivot Admin, 27.05.2013

Data is not useful until it becomes information. Turning raw numbers into a visual representation can help us understand meaning and connections much more quickly.

Connecting the dots

Building the networked city

Posted by Pivot Admin, 24.05.2013

Cities are complex systems with many different networks, which must be managed by people and automated systems. We are becoming more connected through technology using smart phones, GPS or social networks to improve our experience of the city. It is a two way process.