Tavel: Dublin 2015-VII

Experiencing the sights of Dublin
By Jamil Khan | Nov 30, 2015

This year being the year of Irish Design, the International Association of Designers has named Dublin the 2015 World Design Hub. To celebrate this honour the organisers of Irish Design have been hosting the A’Design Award exhibition and a series of events to promote local artists and designers, along with international fraternity. d5
One of the reasons for the press trip to Dublin was to tour and witness the various ongoing activities being held throughout the city. The A’Design Award aspires to highlight, promote and advocate good design, honouring the best designers, architects, engineers, studios, brands and design led companies from across the globe. FullSizeRender
This exhibition features the 2015 A’Design Award platinum winners, the highest calibre award available, representing a diverse range of design disciplines. The exhibition in one of the galleries in Dublin Castle served as a platform for visitors to exchange ideas and propose their own useful, meaningful design solutions to a number of challenges.
Joeleen Lynch, a moderator at the exhibition held at The Coach House, Dublin Castle said for the ‘Platinum Design Competition’ aspiring artists were asked to design a stamp, a shoe, a bridge or a chair as the winning entries of designs will be displayed in the Design Hub during Design Week.
Dublin, one of the most cultural cities in the world has places of worship of all the major religions. Visiting a sacred place like a mosque as a tourist is one of my rare experiences. I got the opportunity to visit the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) in Dublin while on the press tour.
The construction of the Islamic Centre in Dublin was completed in 1996 with the funding of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. According to officials, next year the management of the centre is going to celebrate its 20th anniversary by holding a series of events.
The ICCI comprises of various services for the community.
The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland has also opened Human Appeal Clothes Bank and Islamic Relief Clothes Bank as the collection of recyclable clothes aims to provide clothing to people living in extreme poverty. The community in Dublin also actively participates in the series of events being organised by the Centre.
-Published in The Gulf Today

~ by jamilkhan on November 30, 2015.

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