LCTD Soundsystem: FLASH FORWARD
A Little bit about LCTD Soundsystem: FLASH FORWARD
Le Cool and Totally Dublin co – present
LCTD Soundsystem: FLASH FORWARD
In an all-out war to figure out which of us can talk the arse off an entire audience, Totally Dublin and Le Cool will be co-presenting Flash Forward, a quick-fire discussion on the future of Dublin. We’ll be inviting opinions from from folks across the creative spectrum on their vision for the future of our city.
Andrew Douglas has devised and founded the Urban Farm on top of the Chocolate Factory on Kings Inn Street. The idea is to grow food on a rooftop with indoor aquaponic allotments turning the space into one which creates a tangible benefit for all the community.
Rosie O’Reilly is one of the founders of Re-dress, a better fashion initiative which believes the fashion can and should be better. From their spearheading of the Clean Clothes Ireland campaign to the creation of We Are Islanders, a contemporary design label which marries old world traditions with new design, Rosie is at the forefront of a fashion movement which respects human rights and encourages us to think twice about what we wear.
The engine behind Bodytonic’s emergence as the city’s premier club promotions vehicle, as well as the success stories of the ever-evolving Bernard Shaw and Twisted Pepper venues, Trevor has been a guiding force in the establishment of Dublin’s nightlife scene in the European sphere despite our more stringent licensing policies.
Michael Hayes is a graduate architect with a begrudging admiration for suburbia. This unhealthy fascination has led to his founding of an independent architecture magazine, 2ha. With a focus on Ireland’s suburbs, the aim of the project is to connect people to the places we inhabit by revealing the overlooked buildings, histories and potential within this cultural landscape. In real life, Michael is a tutor at UCD School of Architecture and Assistant Editor with Architecture Ireland (the journal of the RIAI). www.2ha.ie
Daniel Gray is editor of Totally Dublin magazine, the city’s biggest, floppiest culture free sheet, sometime contributor to the Irish Times, and one-time bronze medallist at the St. Mary’s B.N.S. three-legged race. He writes about arts and culture, urbanity, society, music, but predominantly about himself.
Garrett Pitcher graduated from a scholarship Business degree in Dublin Business School in 2003 and has worked in marketing and brand management roles for the last ten years, initially within the drinks industry before moving into the fashion world and working with brands such as Pepe, Tommy Hilfiger and Lee jeans. In 2007 Garrett founded Indigo & Cloth. Primarily a concept-driven fashion store, the company also consults in branding and marketing strategy. In 2012 Indigo & Cloth incorporated a design agency into the business allowing it to offer multi-disciplinary creative services. It has since expanded the team and moved location to the new (and beautifully designed) HQ in Temple Bar, Dublin. http://www.indigoandcloth.com
Luke McManus has made films, television programmes, commercials, promos, online videos and websites. His attention span is under constant threat.
Fionn Kidney is part of the Science Gallery team that has transformed a forgotten car park on Pearse Street into one of Ireland’s most active cultural communities. Based at Trinity College Dublin and aimed at igniting creativity where art and science collide, the gallery receives over 300,000 visitors every year. Fionn is now working to bring the Science Gallery to seven more cities around the world by 2020. http://sciencegallery.com
Nora O Murchu is a curator and designer. She is a post Doctoral researcher at CRUMB where her research explores experimental approaches to curating new media art and examines current economic, political and cultural factors that are shaping networked culture, and the artistic responses to them. She has worked as a research associate for the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick, and the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths , as a researcher on the Tidy Street project, an EPSRC project between the Open University and Goldsmiths that examined the shared energy practices of a small community in Brighton, England. She is the founder and creative director of Tweak - a digital art and electronic music festival that took place in Ireland from 2008 – 2010. http://www.ruared.ie/glitch.html
Michael McDermott is the co-founder and publisher of online culture guide Le Cool Dublin. He has also recently formed an agency called Sweatshop and can be occasionally seen Pan-Piping around the city leading locals and visitors on his Le Cool Experience. http://www.lecool.com/dublin