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Design I Science

  • The Book Reserve / The Thinking Cup Cafe 407 Lisburn Road Belfast, BT9 7HN United Kingdom (map)

This event will celebrate speakers in both Design and Science and offer the perfect networking opportunity for cross-discipline collaboration. 

Tickets are now available to book here.

Our speakers:


Kerrie Hanna is FabLab Belfast's Artist In Residence as part of the Making It 2015-17 program. She is currently exploring the intersection between technology and craft during her time at FabLab, and is working on making a custom 3D ceramic printer, based on the Delta 3D printer and Johnathan Keep's designs. 

She is beginning to combine 3D printed elements with hand sculpted elements in her ceramic sculptures, forming the basis of a hybrid making process.


Sri Lankan-born A. P. de Silva is a chemistry professor and a percussionist who works at the Queen's University Belfast. He has continued to relate chemistry to everyday lives. He contributed the chemistry to the market-leading OPTI® blood analyzer sold by Optimedical Inc. The sales of the chemistry module for human and veterinary uses has been over a half billion dollars so far. He was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2002. He wrote the book ‘Molecular Logic-based Computation’ in 2013, which is also available in Chinese and in Japanese since 2014.


Verity is from Eglinton, Northern Ireland and now lives in Belfast. She studied architecture at Queen’s University Belfast where she obtained her undergraduate BSc Hons degree in 2007 and received a distinction in her postgraduate BArch degree in 2010. She completed her PhD in architecture with a thesis entitled “Designing for Dementia: An Assessment of the Impact of the Physical Environment on Wayfinding Success in Long Term Care Settings” in July 2014. During her time as a PhD candidate she lived and worked as an early stage researcher in Rome, Italy. Her research interests include the effect of design on dementia and in particular wayfinding, the development of research design which engages people with dementia as participants, research ethics and advocacy. She is currently working as a Research Fellow in the School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast. 

This event is in collaboration with The Book Reserve / The Thinking Cup Cafe

Earlier Event: November 5
FRINGE: The "Making It" Exhibition
Later Event: November 6
Fringe : FabLab Belfast Open Session