A brand-new festival is set to become a favourite in the Irish food calendar. Design POP, takes place May 17-19, and will bring together food, architecture and design through workshops exhibitions and events – all happening in and around Cork City.
The goal of Design POP is to cement Cork city as the epicentre for innovation and creativity in Ireland. By using public spaces, the festival is aiming to create local engagement through the interactive pavilions and installations.
In 2018, six designers were chosen to design an installation structure for each of the six different locations. These six designers have joined forces with six Cork based food and drink producers to create a space that supports the ethos of each brand in a highly designed structure.
The weekend’s event program will give artists, creatives, food stylists, producers, designers and makers a platform to discuss and showcase their work processes.
One of the highlights will be Cork printmaker and visual artist, Shane O’Driscoll. He is bringing his designs to a collaboration with socially conscious plant-based food company, Banana Melon Kitchen.
Conor Merman, the graphic designer and Design POP brand creator is partnering with Cork’s favourite coffee spot, SOMA for a custom structure in Bishop Lucey Park.
There’ll be plenty of events for kids too;
A children’s art and crafts workshop will take place in Thompson House and is sure to inspire the next generation of designers. The workshop is taught by architects Amy McKeogh and Chloe Kerins. Each ‘mini artist’ will create their very own masterpiece to bring home and display proudly.
After Thompson House has been explored, attendees can go on an adventure trail visiting the six pop-up pavilions dotted across Cork city.
Not to be missed! Check out the full schedule below.