FASHIONEERING – DESIGN, CREATE, INNOVATE
Fashioneering – Design, Create, Innovate
Summer Camp for Transition Year and Senior Cycle Students where we will use a blend of design thinking, fashion, smart materials, 3D printing, sensors and coding to create functional clothing and wearables to solve some of the most challenging societal issues we will face in Dublin 2050.
Date : 11th to 14th June 2019.
The Fiosracht camp team. Back row from left: Laura Kelly (Foróige), Lucy McAuley (IT Tallaght) Hugo Thompson (Volunteer), Gerry Ryder (IT Tallaght) Jill Woodnutt (Volunteer) and Peter Donnellan (Fiosracht) Front row From left: Holly May Mahoney (Project 42) and Niall Morahan (Project 42).
'Ideas Sheets' being filled out during our Summer camp 2017
Fiosrachts’ goal has been to provide kids with the facilities to be consciously empowered, focusing on their own perspectives. We have done that in a myriad of ways. We have run camps designing for the year 2050, including cars powered by poo and artificial intelligence that creates a house with empathy, research trips to Transdev where the Fiosracht kids tackled issues of anti-social behaviour, talking at TEDx about our unique approach to engaging with kids and education, partnering and collaborating with big companies like Transdev, IKEA, Cadburys and Chopped, to show how STEM subjects are part of everyday life.
The previous Mayor of Tallaght, Guss O’Connell, had this to say after coming to one of our camp showcases,:
"What I especially like about Fiosracht is that it has no boundaries. The futuristic world imagined and produced in model form by the young people is just fantastic. The adult mentors were there to assist and support but definitely not to judge or build boundaries or barriers. And it worked."
Transport expert Michael Shortall (Horgan Lynch and Partners) and Mayor Guss O’Connell giving feedback to James Lucas and Seán Connaughton (Age 13) on their collapsible house.
Our story is still in the making...
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