As we stick to our 2km circuit, we are all dreamily making to-do lists of what we’ll prioritise after the crisis is over. Here’s a good one to top that agenda – Cork’s design and food festival Design Pop.
It had originally been scheduled for May but due to restrictions around the Covid-19 crisis, Design Pop will now take place from August 28-30.
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In light of all that is happening in with COVID-19, the DP team have decided to reschedule @designpopcork until the 28-30th of August. This is to ensure the safety and well being of everyone participating in and attending the festival. Developments for the festival have not stopped and we are using this extra time as a silver lining to make Design POP 2020 even more fantastic. We hope to see you all at Design POP with on our new dates. Thank you all, The DP team. . . . . . . . . #designpopcork #designpop #festival #designfestival #designweek #foodfestival #cork
The festival’s creative, Amy McKeogh, said: “In light of all that is happening with Covid-19, the Design Pop team has come to the decision to postpone the festival until August 28-30. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone participating in and attending the festival.”
Ms McKeogh added:
So what can we look forward to when we explore the streets for the event?
Six top Irish designers are poised to create six pop-up installation structures which will go on display in various locations across the city over three days. Each designer is paired with a Cork-based food or drink producer to create a bespoke space which the public is invited to explore and interact with.
The 2019 edition saw designers Shane O’Driscoll, Alan Macilwraith, Fíor studios, Meitheal Architects, Conor Merriman, and Alex Pentex team up in tasty fashion with food specialists Banana Melon, Good Day Deli, All Full Up, My Goodness, Soma and Applebee Cakes.
As well as this exciting new design and food trail across the city, the festival also hosts a jam-packed programme of exhibitions, talks, and workshops, which will take place both within the designed structures and in more unusual spaces around Cork allowing artists, creatives, food stylists, producers, designers, and makers, to discuss and showcase their work processes.