• Sunday , 17 November 2019

Design Meets Play 2017 – International conference


Design Meets Play, brought to you by A Playful City, is an international conference on the 17 October in Dublin City with a host of inspirational speakers and diverse mix of attendees of all ages to discuss the serious business of play.

Key themes of interest will be explored which were identified via public consultations, conversations with diverse stakeholders. At the hackathon in the evening, delegates will take the learnings shared during the day and from the consultations to ‘hack’ play and develop prototypes for temporary interventions in proposed sites in Dublin. These interventions will then be implemented over the following months, into 2018. Book your ticket here.

Design Meets Play is accredited by the RIAI for 8 Structured CPD Points.

This event will take place on 17 October in the Point Square. Tickets include tea/coffee as well as a lunch unlike any seen before, playfully imagined and created by Jennie Moran of Luncheonette.


UK // Amica Dall (Assemble Collective, Turner Prize winner)

UK // Adrian Voce OBE (Child-friendly Cities Network)

Ireland // Dr. Jackie Bourke (Child-friendly cities researcher and advocate)

Holland // Elger Blitz (Carve)

Scotland // Marguerite Hunter Blair (Play Scotland)

Belgium // Eduardo Santander – (CEO European Travel Commission)

France // Marine Cerceau (Le Jardins Du Rousseau – with the support of the Embassy of France in Ireland)

Finland // Marketta Kyttä (Urban Planning / Child-Friendly cities expert)

Denmark // Dorthe Pederson (Cycling Without Age)

Holland // Jos de Krieger (Superuse Studios)

Ireland // Rhona Byrne (Artist / community engagement)

Ireland // Laurence Colleran (South Dublin Council)

Ireland // Diana Oprea (youth representative UNICEF)

Northern Ireland // Jacqueline O’Loughlin & Alan Herron(Playboard UK)

Ireland // Joe Lyons (youth with leading role in Dominic play space project)

Ireland // Philip Halton (skateboarder / Cork Street Park)

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