Au revoir :)
Design can have character
We can create a narrative...
Stephen James Smith please stand up at the Freedom Lookout.
Brenda Malloy Please play your harp on the Grass.
Ciaran Cuff please ride your bicycle.
So you think you want a playground for children or car park?
Celtcia have it and more green grass and natural sunlight. Guess the 3 famous people in this image and we will buy you a beer! (Over 18 only! First 3 people only)
Any more requests?
As part of our entry for the AAI awards our work was on display at the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. Attached are some photos and entry board. One off houses could be considered more important than a public space. We hope Ireland can find democracy again one day.
We are offering one lucky person access to our pass to attend AAI lectures and the like! Simply drop us an email with 100 words letting us know how you heard about us and what you know about our work and any ideas you have!
A carved stone Megalithic art public speaking platform with spoken word competitions and photographic lookout and vantage point for College Green Plaza. Thank you Stephen and John for supporting the independent artists we hope to celebrate with you at College Green Plaza one day!
Stephen James Smith @sjsWORDS | Twitter
Credit: John Soffe Photography ©
#celtcia © www.celtcia.com
An Overseas Membership MIID Application was made on the 31/10/2016 for a team member! Looking for foward to the future!!!
Benefits of IDI membership include:
Exclusive right to the title 'Member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland' (MIDI / FIDI / GIDI / UIDI)
The right to display and present a certificate of IDI Membership
Listing in the online IDI Directory
The right of use of the IDI Member logo
The opportunity to apply to the Register of Professional Designers in Ireland
Future progression to Chartered Designer
Access to senior designers and practice leaders within the IDI Membership
Access to IDI run mentoring and professional development opportunities
Opportunity to enter the annual IDI Design or Graduate Design Awards
Invitations to attend IDI seminars, exhibitions, lectures and discussions
Skillsnet member discounts on all courses now available to IDI Members
Access to IDI resources, training materials and guidance
Access to IDI recommended professional services
Access to job listings and internship opportunities
The IDI Code of Professional Conduct
Access to Research publications
Here is a list of few core things the IDI does:
Represent the design community at a government level
Lobby for legislative action supporting job creation, training and education for design
Promote excellence in design through the Irish Design and Graduate Design Awards.
Manage the Registered Designer in Ireland process and lobby for Chartered designer
Support Continued professional development through training
Provide access to key design research publications in collaboration with the UK Design Council
Support the publication of Iterations, Ireland’s only Design Research Journal and Practice review.
Collaborate with other stakeholders to run National events like Irish Design 2015.
Link industry to education, graduates and future research.
Collaborate with members on EU research in the Design sphere.
Post jobs in Design
Help, promote and run design talks and conferences.
Represent you, as a designer, protecting your career and your future income.
Creative Ireland must heal a historic rift! Merry Christmas may there be snow song and dance.
We are looking for donations and support! support the best world class and original designers of the best plaza! We will lobby for the Conor Mcgregor Statue!!!
Thanks Brenda Malloy for being a Friendly Dubliner...
We have released another image based on our work from 2006! enjoy.
€3,000,000.00 Architectural Competition:
Celtcia has announced a three part architectural design competition regarding College Green in Dublin, Ireland. To ensure the best architectural outcomes are achieved Celtcia are offering generous competition to try and find the best result for one of the most important architecture and urban design set pieces in history.
Email one A3 page at 150dpi of your design to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and contact details in the email. Entries must be received prior to the 17th of March 2016 1:00am St Patrick's day. Three entries will be shortlisted. This shortlist will be labelled “trinity”.
a) Entries that are shortlisted will be offered a surprise one way ticket to a destination in Europe.
b) If any entrants can successfully license their or celtcia’s designs exclusively to celtcia.com in the next 12 months with a successful and funded business case. Celtica will award €3,000,000.00 from this case to the winner.
c) For every time you blog/messageboard/facebook or get press or media you will receive one bonus point. The keywords are luas cross city, college green, bus gate , 2016, Dublin City Council, Architecture, Design, Urban Design, Public Space, Proposed Part VIII Application , Christopher Manzira, Senior Executive Engineer, Roads & Traffic Planning, Cuffe , email@example.com
In 2009 Celtcia released a photo montage of College Green. 2 years later President Barrack Obama and his First Lady visited Ireland and spoke in the middle of this design concept. This competition is open to the public.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a civic space that we can be proud of as a national civic space,” said Cuffe. “We’ve got to get it right.”
7th of September Panama canal close to 100 years and an estimated cost of US $5.25 billion in 2006...
"I like the idea of incorporating the shamrock into a new style of modern Irish architecture to give us back our own sense of identity"
"Having spent New Years on College Green last year I love the idea of developing the area in a way which makes it more Irish, Similar to O'Connell St"
"Very tasteful modern architecture that embraces our cultural symbolism"
Derry O N:
"I really like this idea and I feel that this proposal really captures a sense of Irishness that Irish people will be proud of"
According to the Art's Council a Decade of Commemorations with Celtcia is not a funding priority. It also highlights that Visual materials supplied by Celtcia are not architectural in their content or ambition this is despite the content appearing in an Advertising Architecture exhibition at an international venue. Has the Arts Council ever supported architecture with Celtic or Irish Symbols? I guess we will never find out...
Celtic or Irish symbols that make Indigenous Irish Architecture are not a priority for the Art's Council with it's engaging architecture program. Ireland needs to come out of it's medieval obsession with hope and a Celtic Revival might just be the answer...
Since its revival in the 1850s, the Celtic cross has been used extensively as grave markers. This was a departure from medieval usage, when the symbol was more typically used for a public monument.
Celtcia have released a more detailed flexible design option for discussion and review that will promote a civic space to give the people of Ireland hope.
Dublin City Council have been asked under motion 1261 to formally review and provide a report for a 100
year anniversary flexible civic space concept proposal that can be configured
in a variety of traffic options that can provide for Buses, Luas cars and people
depending on the program. Which needs to be developed further in an open environment. This is just the formal starting point of the consultative process.
Ireland has been missing Irish Influenced design and investment in the built environment for the last 100 years which is very difficult to do successfully.
It needs to go back to its roots and become a nation of hope again.
Any country within the European Union deserves support from Brussels
to be able to celebrate a 100 year anniversary with a long term vision and
future if it does not have the money itself. Ireland received a
spire for the millennium it now needs to aim twice as high and become a
functional nation of hope again and allow children of the future a space to
play. It should include playgrounds, spaces for Grandfathers and Grandmothers
to sit and some grass would be nice in the brutal Dublin Environment yet alone
a safe toilet for your children with security in the center of town. It would
boost tourism and hope for the people of Ireland. If the vaults of the former
Irish Parliament , Bank of Ireland and Trinity College where opened up to the
public we don't think the people of Ireland would say no. Give Irish people the
choice to decide the future and become a city of hope.
Thank you for your support updates to follow...