DESIGN WEEK WATERFORD 2010 – ‘A Vision for Our Future’
1st to 7th November
This year our Design Week Waterford theme is ‘A Vision for Our Future’. In order to succeed, we need to ensure that what we do today will be relevant in the world of tomorrow. Therefore, understanding our FUTURE is critical to our path to recovery. We believe that our design and creative community are amongst the best equipped to steer society towards a brighter future. Our series of events will include the following:
MONDAY, 1st NOVEMBER
Future Forecast – Monday Film Night at Garter Lane Arts Centre.
Forecasting ideas, inventions and lifestyle trends shaping our not so distant future. Free Admission, but limited places. To confirm your free ticket please call 051 855038 or book online at www.garterlane.ie. All welcome.
The Age Of Stupid – 6:30pm, Garter Lane Arts Centre
Watch this movie trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dTyTTFgluk.
The Age of Stupid stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage of seven real people from now and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?
Directed by: Franny Armstrong, 2009, 89min.
Food Inc. – 8:30pm, Garter Lane Arts Centre
Watch this movie trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXSxJF43XGA.
You’ll never look at dinner the same way again. Documentary film directed by Emmy Award-winner examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy in a way that is abusive of animals and environmentally harmful. It generated extensive controversy exposing what has been hidden from the consumer.
Directed by: Robert Kenner, 2008, 94min.
Ardkeen Quality Food Store are delighted to sponsor the showing of Food, Inc. as part of Design Week Waterford 2010.
TUESDAY, 2nd NOVEMBER
Environmental Themed Children’s Workshop
Workhouse Studios will be working with children from a local national school on an environmental themed workshop. Their creations will be on display at the Waterford City Council Central Library during Design Week.
WEDNESDAY, 3rd NOVEMBER
‘A Vision for Our Future’ – Futurist Speakers, Exhibition Launch & Networking Evening
venue: Waterford City Council Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford.
time: 5pm to 8pm
admission: Free event
Join us for an exciting night that brings the FUTURE to Waterford.
KEYNOTE GUEST SPEAKER: ‘Shaping Things: Lessons from the Future’ – presented by Dr. Ela Krawczyk, head of ‘THE FUTURES ACADEMY’, DIT. She will address a number of key issues facing us all including: key trends that will shape our future; exploring and preparing for the future; how we can create the future we need, while creating great opportunities on the way.
‘FUTURIST’ VISUAL PRESENTATION: ‘2020 Shaping Ideas’ – a visual presentation of interview clips from a series of Futurists, Acadamics and Technologists from around the world and their insights on what is shaping our future society.
NETWORKING EVENT & EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Join us for a fair of professional design services, from web, graphic, interior, architecture, product and many more. Maybe you have a new business idea or are already in business. Find out how to strengthen it by collaborating with professional designers, or come along and discuss your commercial requirements with them on this cocktail evening. We believe that the South East region is a strong destination for sourcing the creative industries. A range of visionary solutions for Waterford – ideas that could benefit the city and its inhabitants will also be presented. The exhibition will run until Sat 13th of November.
THURSDAY, 4th NOVEMBER
Creative City – Workshop
venue: Tower Hotel, Waterford
time: 12pm to 2.30pm
admission: Event Cost: € 8.50 for Lunch (Soup & Sandwiches, Tea/ Coffee). Maximum Participants: 24
A creative business workshop for those working in the graphic and product design, arts, software & IT and architecture industries run by Sean McNulty of INNOVATOR in association with Waterford City Enterprise Board.This workshop will give creative businesspeople the opportunity to interact to brainstorm and explore how ‘Creative Partnerships’ can be formed to develop projects in arts, IT and design that will lead to Waterford becoming a more Creative City. For more details please contact Ciarán Cullen at: 051 852883, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Future Forecast – Thursday Film Night at Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery.
Forecasting ideas, inventions and lifestyle trends shaping our not so distant future. Free Admission but limited places. No booking required, on a first come basis. All welcome.
Who Killed The Electric Car? - 6:30pm, Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery
Watch this movie trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Mpe7XfODk.
A documentary exploring the creation, limited commercialization, and subsequent destruction of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the mid 1990s. The film explains the roles of automobile manufacturers, the oil industry, the US government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology. Director Chris Paine announced recently that he would be making a sequel: Revenge of the Electric Car.
Directed by: Chris Paine, 2006, 88min.
The 11th Hour - 8:30pm, Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery
Watch this movie trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IBG2V98IBY.
Created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, the film proposes potential solutions to the environmental issues faced by the world today by calling for restorative action as well as reshaping and rethinking of global human activity through technology, social responsibility and conservation. Directed by: Nadia Conners, Leila Conners Petersen, 2007, 95min.
ESB ecars will bring along one of their all electric cars (Mitsubishi i-MiEV) and its happy owner on the night. So this is your opportunity to get into an electric car and find out all you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.
ESB ecars are delighted to sponsor the showing of The 11th Hour as part of Design Week Waterford 2010.