Re Think + Re Act – A PIVOT Dublin initiative

2018 Selection

Designed at Red&Grey by Bob Gray.

Instigators: Dublin City Architects

Reading Room: Makers&Brothers;

Exhibition space: Roji Designs

Printers: Impress Printing Works

Re Think + Re Act was a open forum for discussion, an exhibition of the PIVOT Dublin bid to become World Design Capital in 2014 and a reading room filled with favourite books and visual curiosities. The goal of Re Think + Re Act was to discuss design as a response to challenges and opportunities across a spectrum of scale and society and to forge new connections between the attendees and participants of the project.

The Reading Room was held in Film Base in Temple Bar and then moved to the National Library of Ireland for St. Patrick’s Festival. As a collaborative partner in the project we developed the identity, invitations, posters, promotional magazine, exhibition space and concept for the Reading Room. For the Reading Room we asked people from across the city, from the Lord Mayor to our next door neighbours to lend their favourite book to go on public display as a part of the project. The book owners each left notes and letters in their books explaining why they had chosen them as their favourite book. Each book and comment became part of a free magazine that was handed out throughout the Re Think + Re Act project.

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