Treoir | Design Brief
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Treoir | Design Brief

Design an interface between the body and Galway’s weather. The design is transportable, connected to the body.

The design will

  • re-imagine the relationship between the body and weather in Galway


  • change our behaviour in the wind, the rain and the dark


  • challenge our attitudes and behaviour towards climate change and water management


  • transform the everyday weather into performance


Questions to consider about your design:

  • How does it affect my decision making around “it’s raining/windy/dark, will I go out or not?”
  • Does it interact with the rain or wind?
  • Does it create community?
  • Does it use the wind and rain and dark to play?
  • Do we have to protect ourselves from the elements?
  • What if, instead of repelling and deflecting rain and wind, it captured, collected and transformed them?
  • What is a weather-interface for moving around in the rain or wind like?
  • What is a weather-interface for hanging out in the rain or wind like?
  • What is a weather-interface for one or more bodies like?
  • An mbaineann sé úsáid as Gaeilge, nó a tharraingíonn sé áird ar Ghaeilge?

Is it

  • Playful?
  • Sociable?
  • Beautiful?
  • Funny?
  • Innovative?
  • Sustainable?
  • Theatrical?

Interdisciplinary collaborations and experimentation are welcome, as are uses of wearable technology or traditional crafts. There are no design or fabrication limitations or stipulations.


Hope It Rains | Soineann nó Doineann is created and curated by Ríonach Ní Néill, produced by Ciotóg, and commissioned by Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture.

Hope It Rains | Soineann nó Doineann arna chruthú ag Ríonach Ní Néill, arna léiriú ag Ciotóg, arna choimisiúnú ag Gaillimh 2020, Príomhchathair Chultúir na hEorpa.