State of the Nation
Nov 20 -
Zero-G is a Dublin-based design practice engaged in research, strategy and design. Founded in 2004 by Ciarán Ó Gaora, Zero-G has earned a reputation as a creative partner for businesses who want to leverage design to build their brand, facilitate innovation and inspire meaningful change in their organisations. This has been achieved by creating stories that focus purpose and meaning, creating tools that empower employees to look at opportunities with fresh eyes, and demonstrating the power of design to make things better for the user, be they customer, employee, audience or citizen.
Current projects include a primary healthcare development in Nebraska, retail innovation in Maryland, brand repositioning with a national retail group in Ireland, and global brand strategy and management tools with a Washington DC-based NGO. Clients include: Amnesty International; Áras an Úachtaráin; Bord Gáis Energy; Bord Bia; Barry’s Tea; Concern Worldwide (IRL/US/UK); Culture Ireland; Design & Crafts Council of Ireland; Elevation Partners (USA); Fáilte Ireland; Forfás; Irish Museum of Modern Art; Mumbai International Airport (INDIA); Musgraves Marketplace; National Digital Research Centre; Science Gallery(IRL); Special Olympics International (USA); Smurfit Kappa; SSP (UK); Storyful; TCC; The Wills Group (USA); Think Whole Person Healthcare (USA); Tourism Ireland; UDG Healthcare; Vodafone.
Zero-G is een vormgevingsbureau uit Dublin dat zich bezighoudt met onderzoek, strategie en vormgeving. Met creatieve partners over de hele wereld ontwikkelen ze verhalen die richting geven aan doel en betekenis, waarbij ze hulpmiddelen creëren die medewerkers in staat stellen om met een frisse blik naar mogelijkheden te kijken en de kracht demonstreren van vormgeving om dingen beter te maken voor de gebruiker, of ze nu klant, medewerker, publiek of burger zijn. Zero-G presenteert een speciaal vervaardigde infographic die de ontwikkeling uitbeeldt van Ierlands wetgevende, gerechtelijke, bestuurlijke en lokale overheidsstructuren sinds de grondwet van 1937.
The Map of The State is a graphic work that took Ireland’s 1937 constitution as its starting point. The map outlines the legislative, judicial, executive and local governmental structures of state. Just as these state structures have evolved over the intervening decades to become complex, layered and intertwined, so too did the map as available information was layered on. The shape and structure of the map was informed by the available information and the challenges of displaying this information in a single view.
Over the duration of the project the map will include greater detail on the departments, agencies and bodies that make up the Irish state in 2015. The early stages of the work will consist of a printed graphic depiction of the evolving map before literally being made concrete.
There is currently no single diagram of Irish state institutions and associated bodies making it difficult, if not impossible, to identify roles, responsibilities and relationships. The project is inspired by the role that the Government Digital Services (GDS) played in increasing access to, and understanding of, government services in the United Kingdom. GDS continue to demonstrate how the design process can be used to affect change at a fundamental level from policy and structure to citizen engagement and cross-departmental collaboration.
A key information reference point is the Irish State Administration Database (ISAD), a project developed as part of the ‘Mapping the Irish State’ project located at the Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
Digital print. 1500mm x 3000mm.