The World Design Capital is a city promotion project to recognise cities around the world in the field of design. Dublin City Council entered a bid for 2014 which was shortlisted to the final three entries.
We worked together on the submission with Emma Curley Architects, Areaman Productions, Henrietta McKervey and Dr Linda King. The brief was to create a theme and strategy, formulate the content and produce the bid document. We focused on the answering four questions: Why Dublin? Why Design? Why Now? Why PIVOT?
For the bid, Bob was creative director and lead consultant. The 416 page document had 30 different covers designed by a variety of creative Dubliners. The book comprises of research, writing and design promoting a city that understands the need for reinvention by design. The submission included a series of short films documenting conversations between designers.
The website features a blog with has contributors from across world. www.pivotdublin.com