Cultivate, the Sustainable Learning & Living Centre in Dublin are putting the spotlights on energy and sustainable design this month.
Tomorrow, their first annual Design Fortnight opens its doors with the title ‘Towards a Low Carbon Future’. They invited international and Irish designers to take us through a low energy day by exhibiting products and materials that help us get away from our energy addiction. The show is open October 11th –27th at the Cultivate Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Then on Thursday, the Cultivate Centre is hosting Greening IT – Beyond recycling… . This conference on reducing waste and maximising energy efficiency in IT equipment is produced by HeatSun, a public, private & community partnership looking to solve Waste IT. The conference is scheduled for october 12th, 9.00-15.30.
With the Rethinking Design conference, Cultivate is examining the rapidly growing international market for sustainable design (second only to the pharmaceutical industry at this point), and how Ireland can close the gap between where we stand now and where we could be. Speakers include Alastair Fuad-Luke, author of The Eco-design Handbook and Chris Sherwin from Forum for the Future. This event takes place on October 13th, 9.00-17.30.