Projects / Exhibitions

ReThink + ReAct


PIVOT Dublin aims to promote design as a driver of innovation and to communicate, demonstrate and celebrate design’s role in Dublin’s social, cultural and economic development.

PIVOT Dublin originally started out as Dublin’s bid to be designated World Design Capital 2014 and this involved putting together a comprehensive survey of the creative design work going on the city today. An exciting exibition ReThink + ReAct showcases the exciting creative work which gathered around the bid and from 1st to 8th March is a discussion space about design and the future of our city.

ReThink+ReAct was opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague Friday 2nd March with the Guest of Honour Finnish Ambassador Pertti Majanen.

Free Events

During the exhibition there are a number of interesting and free events:

A film screening for kids on Sunday the 4th March at 2.00pm including The Secret of Kells and Lost and Found.

Primary School workshops on the morning s of the 5th, 6th and 7th March led by Blaithin Quinn, Ciara Cavanagh, Chris Judge and Chris Haughton.

Lunchtime Discussions

Daily lunchtime discussions at 1pm which will pick apart the opportunities and challenges in Dublin in which design can play a role. They’ll be chaired in turn by Aibhlin McCrann, Nathalie Weadick, Alan Mee, Ré Dubhthaigh and Ray Yeates and will include guest speakers from every walk of life:

  • Thursday 1st March ‘RE-MAKING’ – designing sustainable products
  • Friday 2nd March ‘RE-HOUSE’ – designing the private world
  • Monday 5th March ‘RE-PUBLIC’ – designing the public world
  • Tuesday 6th March ‘RE-FORM’ – designing systems which enable not curb
  • Wednesday 7th March ‘RE-PRESENT’ – designing positive states of mind
  • Thursday 8th March ‘RE-PLAY’ – designing the virtual world

Join the Conversation

For more information on any event, email

The exhibition is being produced by Dublin City Architects in association with Red&Grey Design, Makers and Brothers and Roji Designs (part of the Helsinki ‘everyday discoveries’ winning team). The exhibition is funded by Dublin City Council with the support of Temple Bar Cultural Trust and the Embassy of Finland.


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