TU Dublin Presents MAKE 2019: Media, Art, Knowledge and Education at An Draíocht

15 Oct, 2019

On 14th and 15th October 2019, TU Dublin was delighted to host MAKE 2019, the annual two day creative seminar, co-ordinated by the Creative Digital Media department at the Blanchardstown Campus.


MAKE is an acronym of Multimedia, Art, Knowledge and Education and the seminar brought students and real world experts together within the creative space of An Draíocht, Dublin 15, for knowledge sharing and learning.  Focussing on the act of collaboration within the digital and visual media, the seminar featured a host of workshops and talks, engaging dialogue between professional creative practitioners, educators, students, industries and institutions.


Almost 300 people attended the two day event which reflected on the theme of collaboration, asking attendees to consider questions related to how they work with others, how do they collaborate?  What does collaboration bring to the creative process? How does the individual creative vision relate to a collective goal? How has the nature of collaboration changed and what lies ahead? What are the pitfalls of collaboration? In the space between practices and disciplines can something new emerge?

 Daniel McSweeney addresses the audience at MAKE 2019

"Daniel McSweeney, Head of Department of Informatics, TU Dublin Blanchardstown addresses delegates at MAKE 2019"


Speakers for MAKE2019 included Aoife Dooley, (Freelance Illustrator), Mary Doherty, RedDog Design, Gerry Scullen, Founder of the Human Centered Design Network, Founder of the Academy.ie - Training and Education and Podcast Host @ThisisHCD, Mark Matthews, Technologies for Mindfulness, Film Director, Ken Wardrop, Photographer Mandy O’Neill and Paul Finan, composer.


Workshops were facilitated by; Ciarán O’Keeffe – Performance artist, Aiden McGale Design Recruiter, Artur Sikora and Hugh McCabe who focussed on large format photography, Colm Keegan – The art of storytelling; Marie-Therese McCann – UX sprint workshop; Adam Gibney – Pure data with Arduino.


Nicola Duffy Coordinator of MAKE2019 said, “The aim of MAKE 2019 is provide a unique opportunity for TU Dublin Creative Digital Media students to gain direct insights into individual creative practices and to consider the role of collaboration within them. This year we have an amazing line up of award-winning designers/ Image makers / UX practitioners and creative technologists. I would like to thank the CDM Team who have worked so hard in bringing this event to fruition with special thanks to Daniel McSweeney, Head of department of Informatics and Anthony Keane, Head of School of Informatics & Engineering, who have fully supported MAKE 2019.”


Further details on the seminar can be found at www.makeseminar.com