University of Limerick
25th-28th June 2018
Design shapes our daily lives, influencing how we interact with each other and with our environment. When at its best, design is a powerful catalyst for change. DRS2018 Limerick, invites designers to explore these relationships across an exciting four day conference from 25th–28th June 2018.
The Design Research Society is a learned society committed to promoting and developing design research worldwide. Established in 1966 it is the oldest multi-disciplinary society for the international design research community. The biennial conferences, organised in collaboration with host universities, have become an essential meeting point for the design research community.
Located on Ireland’s longest waterway, the river Shannon, Limerick is Ireland’s oldest chartered city. Conquered by the Vikings in the 9th century and besieged by the English in 1691, the city is rich in history and natural beauty, A city famed for sport, Limerick is proud of its rugby tradition and its strength in hurling and Gaelic football. The city offers a cultural programme of music and visual arts as well as excellent shops and a choice of good restaurants and lively bars.