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DCCI Irish Design Week 2023


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13.11.2023 to 17.11.2023
10:30 am
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The traditional home in Ireland would have been designed with the hearth central to the house.

This did not change for centuries until the TV came into our homes in the 1960’s. But still we sat around the same TV and fireplace and exchanged stories and opinions.

Now in the last 10 years tablets and laptops have replaced the TV and passive homes no longer require stoves, and we sit in separate rooms focusing on separate forms of entertainment. With this, the intergenerational gatherings and the passing down of stories and folklore are being lost.

Can we re-imagine the design of the home around design traditions and stories of the past? HOMESTEAD is a 4 day interdisciplinary residency of renowned home makers at Common Knowledge asking ‘what makes a house a home?

Homestead will explore the lessons that Irish tradition can offer contemporary visions of a joyful home and invite local community to share their views, culminating in an evening of storytelling and connection.

As part of the Homestead Residency Common Knowledge will host two public events during Design Week –

The ‘Homestead Coffee Morning‘ where the public is invited for a cuppa alongside renowned artists, makers and growers within the fields of design, architecture, textiles, furniture, folklore and storytelling. Together, they’ll explore the lessons that tradition can offer contemporary visions of a joyful home. Tea, coffee and treats will of course be provided and the‘Homestead Hooley’ where the public is invited to join the artists for an evening of storytelling and connection on the 16th of November from 7 – 10pm. Common Knowledge is inviting the local community to join them to explore the theme of ‘what makes a house a home?

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