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Cork city’s architecture, design, and food festival - Design POP - is set to return to the streets of Cork and online this 27th to 29th August. Over 3 days, enjoy architecture, food and design through a series of architectural pavilions, events, talks, exhibitions, and conversations.

Design POP 2021 focuses on topics of learning, collaboration, and conversation around important social, sustainable, and environmental topics. This celebratory festival enriches and engages with attendees by bringing together leading Irish designers, architects, and food makers to collaborate in forums, share creative experiences, and create connections.

This year’s programme is its biggest yet. The festival has already announced seven architect, designer, and food collaborations working on seven different outdoor pavilions which will be situated in different locations around Cork city: Mark Horgan and River Club Bar at The River Lee Hotel; Play Nice studio and Currabinny at Wandesford Quay; Cook Architects and Ballymaloe foods at Elizabeth Fort; Alan Macilwraith of JCA Architects and Good Day Deli at Nano Nagle Place; Maser and Crawford Gallery Café at Emmett Place; Wilson Architects and Naturally Nourished at Penrose Dock; CCAE and Blackrock Castle Observatory at Blackrock Castle.

Design POP
Image: Amy McKeogh (Festival Director of Design POP) and Alan Macilwraith (Senior Architect, JCA Architects) pictured with works from Design POP’s 'Milking Stool' exhibition. Photography by Clare Keogh

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Admission / Cost FREE


Design POP

About Design POP is an architecture, design, and food festival in Cork city.
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