Participants living in the Dingle Peninsula collaborated in a virtual workshop, initiated by the Dingle Creativity & Innovation Hub and led by Imagination of Things. The ideas and insights explored are divided here in three categories: New Connections, Systems & Resilience, and Knowledge.
The remote workshop used digital tools to facilitate community-driven innovation, co-creation, and radical imagination. The capacity to create, evolve, and experience things or situations that don’t yet exist is the crucial factor in seizing and creating new opportunities and finding new paths to growth. It’s time to reinvigorate the old and make new traditions.
Re-Imagine Dingle Peninsula
June 22, 2020
Our playful idea generator, infused by the vocabulary of the workshop participants.
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How can we connect and articulate different features of the region as a creative trail that can facilitate brave minds in their endeavours for ideas and change? It’s an opportunity to translate the environment, local culture, and heritage into an event-based sandbox: where wild ideas can come to life. We are not designed for boredom.
The idea behind what is the European Union started almost 500 years ago in Dingle. It gives us a perspective beyond current politics. How can we create a branding platform for the Dingle Peninsula embedded with that heritage?The Treaty of Dingle from 1529 sets an opportunity to explore the influence and diaspora of the Irish culture unique to the Peninsula. By activating the path up to 2029 with shared stories and cultural initiatives, this is a fresh new take on heritage and identity to foster new connections. We are of Dingle.
This concept is a sustainable transport system to tackle growing traffic issues. A multi-purpose center for transport and parking, reducing congestion and the number of vehicles in the towns. It opens up travel options for visitors and locals alike, enabling access to different parts of the Peninsula. It also incentives new local businesses to establish this mobility hub.
Inspired by Croke Park and its symbolic aspect of community gathering, this living concept is a crisscross of generations, a space to balance the isolation that can be present in the region. By mixing communal areas, cultural activities, and housing, this represents an experiment to strengthen community ties. In this interdependence model, independent living units blend with social dynamics and spaces to foster interaction.
It’s time for the Dingle Peninsula to come to its senses. These gardens are purposefully designed experiences to connect with taste, touch, sound, scent, and sight. Following some guidelines, incentives, and framework, these gardens can be established by different communities across the Peninsula, highlighting the uniqueness of each area in relation to the senses. A space for community storytelling using the most precious elements that make the Dingle Peninsula what it is. This initiative would start with a pop-up in the Annascaul to share its vision, gather community support, and connect stakeholders.
Innovation around sustainability and energy is a key strategic topic for the region. Inspired by initiatives like the Energi Akadamiet in Samsoe (Denmark), the Energy Academy is a concept to boost the green transition in the region, turning the Peninsula into an energy open lab. Beyond potential physical facilities, the start of this initiative is about connecting local and external stakeholders (Universities, research labs, companies, etc), creating a platform (conferences, training, temporary labs, open calls, commissioned projects) that puts the Dingle Peninsula as a reference and inspiration on renewable energy.
A network to activate online higher education in the Peninsula. The concept relies on two key premises: 1) To establish an ecosystem for online & remote education - connecting educational institutions, government, landlords, and students. 2) To develop educational programs (in partnership with institutions) that can be pursued online from the Dingle Peninsula, where the location can enhance the experience. Connecting the dots to make knowledge accessible and spark social impact.