Design Factory’s May picks Conor Clarke

Design Factory’s May picks

This month's picks come courtesy of Design Factory, where the team has found 55 things for you to visit, see, do, read, watch and listen to and one big fat reminder for you to VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! on Friday 25 May. Let's get listing...

EVENTS/GIGS
2—20 May: Dublin Dance Festival, various venues
3—25 May: Together for Yes! - Pop up shop in the Library Project, Temple Bar
10—17 May: Hen's Teeth & Vote for Women Presents The Art of Protest exhibition on Fade Street
11 May: Stop Making Sense: Talking Heads, The Sugar Club, Leeson Street
12 May: Island, Whelan’s
12May: Martin Hayes Duos,NCH Residency 2017/18, with Bill Frisell, Dennis Cahill, Steve Cooney, Tríona Marshall & Kate Ellis
19 May: Yestival, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Tivoli Theatre
25 May: Repeal Referendum. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
28 May: Amanda Palmer, National Concert Hall (Known for forming deep connections with her fans and pioneering the way artists use the internet to fund their work, Palmer has been independently releasing new art, songs, videos and creations of all kinds with countless collaborators through Patreon. Have a look

All year round, every Saturday: The Side Project, a creative meetup with a great breakfast.

FOOTY
19 May: FA Cup Final, Chelsea v Manchester United (Conor v Stephen)

CREATIVES/ARTISTS
Ricardo Cavolo - Illustrator
Hiro Murai - Director
Virgil Abloh - off-white's Director
Noma Bar - Graphic Designer/Illustrator uses negative space

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS
Ligature.ch (Swiss Design)
The Economist

LISTEN
Freezepop – Imaginary Friends
Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – KPP Best
Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
Iceage – Beyondless
Spencer – To Be You Rejjie Snow – Dear Annie Lambert – Sweet Apocalypse
Grandbrothers – BloodFlow Remixes
Kiasmos – Blurred
ISLAND – Feels Like Air
Zikomo – Finesse The Avalanches – Wildflower Four Tet – Pink
Mall Grab – Pool Party Music
Polo & Pan - Caravelle
Fellini Felin – Stream & Order

WATCH
Isle of Dogs – a Wes Anderson movie based around dogs, need we say more!?
Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola.
Deadpool 2 - David Leitch. Released 18 May, mark it in you calendar.
The Rain – Netflix – Post Apocalyptic Danish drama series about a devastating plague.
Westworld (Season 2) – Robots take over a theme park.
Handmaids Tale (Season 2) – Dystopian future where certain classes of women become property.
Ru Paul’s Drag Race (Season 10) - Drag Olympics
Eurovision final in Lisbon on 12 May – the competition we love to hate. Will Ireland have an 8th win?

AUDIO/PODCASTS/CHANNELS
The New York Times Youtube Channel
Colors Youtube Channel (Berlin Based Radio Station) - "COLORS is a unique aesthetic music platform showcasing diverse and exceptional talent from all around the globe."
RadioLab
Joe Rogan Experience
Before Brunch
BBC Podcasts
The Daily Podcasts - The New York Times
West Cork - Irelands First True Crime Podcast… a very good listen!

INTERESTING VIDEOS
São Paulo Sunset - Saib
Territory - The Blaze
This is America - Childish Gambino
Tyler The Creator, Flower Boy: a conversation
Motherboard - The mind-controlled Bionic Arm

READ
2017 - Bráulio Amado
Stanley Kubrick's "Napoleon" The Greatest Movie Never Made - TASCHEN
Seveneves – Neal Stephenson (A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
The Cyber Effect - Mary Aiken - (How human behaviour changes online)
The Runaway Species - Anthony Brandy & David Eagleman - (How human creativity remakes the world. Discusses historic and current advances in human technology and systems) 
Totally Dublin – Grand Designs: Lorna Ross
The Atlantic – 'Clicking With a Conscience'

PLAY (VIDEOGAMES)
Persona 5 – PS4 (A visually stylish fantasy based on reality which follows a group of troubled high school students: the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets. These disturbed and troubled teenagers gradually realize that they are living in a toxic and dangerous world resembling a prison full of slavery, oppression and injustice, ruled by corrupted and twisted adults.)
Nintendo Labo – Switch (A DIY ‘game’ in which you craft items using cardboard which you can then use to interact with the Nintendo switch.)

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