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Neomateria Exhibition and Panel Discussion 

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Since 2019, the Neomateria Talks have nurtured a rich exchange among creators, including artisans, makers, and designers from various countries.

In Dublin, as part of Irish Design Week 2023, amidst the presence of workshop experts, we will delve into the perspectives of the event’s promoters and curators, represented by Materfad (Barcelona), CFA at NCAD and DCCI along with industry leaders. Our discussions will revolve around the themes explored in the Neomateria exhibition and workshops: ‘BioMaterials to Wear?’ and ‘Rethinking human hair.’ This significant discussion will be led by Robert D. Thompson, Materfad’s Scientific Director. We will tap into the invaluable insights of companies, to shed light on the future possibilities of these materials and knowledge gathered over the course of the three-day workshops.

This talk will take place in-person in the Harry Clark Theatre, NCAD, 5-7pm on Thursday 16th November and will also be live streamed.

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This discussion will follow the Neomateria Workshops : Presented by Materfad at CFA NCAD for DCCI Irish Design Week 2023
15th – 17th November
Apply for participation in the workhops HERE.
Special Guests
Robert D. Thompson, Scientific Director – Materfad
Laura Civetti, Fashion Tech Designer focused on Computational design and Material innovation for Circular design in the fashion industry
Zsofia Kollar, designer, researcher, published author, the founder of Human Material Loop, a material science company focusing on the utilization of human hair for various industries
Enda O’Dowd, lecturer in the Product Design Department at NCAD and joint course coordinator for the MSc in Medical Device Design
Chris Allen, Executive Director of Hemp Federation Ireland

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  • Advanced booking required

  • Suitable for all audiences

  • Wheelchair accessible

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