COLLECTIVELY SPEAKING *SOLD OUT*
CELEBRATING BELFAST'S COLLECTIVES
Forum exploring the future of collective working for designers. Collectively speaking brings together individuals who are part of creative hubs, collectives, networks and clusters aiming to build stronger connection across Northern Ireland.
We will be joined by:
- UsFolk - Also our kind hosts
Usfolk are an in-house team of creatives designing everything from responsive websites to bespoke branding and everything in between. We specialise in brand identity, print, website design and packaging. We work closely with clients, listening to them and working collaboratively with them to produce work creative work that perfectly reflects and represents their needs.
Farset Labs are an inclusive group of students, professionals, academics, freelancers, artists, hackers, and organizers that believe strongly in experimental learning and the Do-It-Yourself ethic. They facilitate technology initiatives and encourage hands-on learning by maintaining a workshop and creative space that is available to members. In short, they are an immersive experiment into the hacker ethic.
Blick is a non-profit social enterprise that uses any profits generated from its workspace and business services to help build community and provide events and support for start-up creative and digital businesses. Working on events such as Blick Academy for creative start-ups, Share 6, Belfast Pitch Night, projects such as Another Belfast design map, Belfast Design Week and working on putting together a free mentor network and better online resources and sign posting for the creative and digital industries in 2016!
Loft is an artist studio and collective in Belfast which came out of a need for work space after leaving university. Since 2012 the collective has grown to encompass a wide range of artistic practices with common goals:
To develop our individual practices and widen the scope for collaboration.
Loft Belfast members encompass a wide range of Artists and creative practitioners from varying backgrounds. Including, Painting, installation, sculpture, illustration, web, photography and design. The wide range of skills and expertise enabled the group to develop a presence within the city’s art circle without the aid of funding.
Loft is passionate about supporting other creative ideas. We have opened our doors to collaborations with local students, emerging artists, comedy groups and other art organisations. Loft aims to leave a positive impact on the local and wider art community in Northern Ireland.
In December 2014, newly established Boom! collective took over a vacant town centre building (the old Clinton Cards building) .. a “blank canvas”. Since then it has crafted a social enterprise that provides seventeen studio spaces housing a variety of artists, designers and makers, a workshop space (for community participation) and a small gallery space.
YI are a network of creators, innovators and influencers across Northern Ireland. YI believe that by 2030 Northern Ireland will be one of the world’s best places to create, work, live and visit.
- The Design Salon - Unfurling a new format for the collective
The Design Salon is a group of makers, creators, design enthusiasts and connectors who strive to work together to put Northern Ireland on the map for design.