Expanded Territories will be opened by Alex Milton, Head of Year of Irish Design on the 13th March 2015, at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim and runs to Friday 27th March. Opening times- Monday to Saturday 10am -5pm
Expanded Territories explores the outcomes of bringing together people from divergent industries, fields and disciplines and encourages them to create solutions together, step out of their comfort zones and collaborate, support and inform each other. Expanded Territories will demonstrate the creative and innovative talents of the region, and highlight the distinctive resources and character of the region articulated through prototype products, concepts and experiences. Certain unifying themes are evident – (re)connection to natural resources, the sharing of creativity, sustainability and regeneration, and re-localisation, focusing on the overall objectives of the HCP.
The exhibition will showcase the creative Labs concepts from both project cycles , 14 exhibition new product development projects The exhibition will be a culmination of the results of the overall Harnessing Creativity Project which concludes in June 2015. A number of the individual Creative Labs concepts have regional significance and are being developed across the region.
Alex Milton is the Programme Director for Irish Design 2015, and is responsible for curating, leading and managing this major government initiative. The overall goal of this initiative is to increase the awareness, understanding and use of design in Irish society, and to promote Irish design capability internationally, in order to sustain employment and generate new jobs in the sector. As a designer, educator, curator and author he promotes a critical, provocative and entrepreneurial approach to design, but most importantly, how we think about design.