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Dublin city has been tagged!

The large red tags have been dotted all around the city with a description of the place it has been tagged to.

DUBLIN CITY HAS been tagged, and no, it’s not in the Facebook way that you are probably thinking about.

The Dublin Design Collective came up with the idea to tag Dublin with 80 individually crafted, large red tags, which are dotted all around the city. On each tag, there is a description or an idea about that place or area, like:

In the 1990s, railings were installed on the Central Bank Plaza, as a teenager I used to meet friends on the steps. It was our meeting and starting point in the pre-mobile phone era. We picked a time and waited there…until they showed!

The little gems of knowledge were collected from a broad range of people, many of whom are actively involved in making Dublin a dynamic and inspiring place. At the end of the exhibition, those people whose memories were used on the tags will receive the key that unlocks their specific tag.

The exhibition is taking place from November 6th to 12th, and the central exhibition will be based at 4 Capel Street where there will be a map with all of the tags within Dublin.

A competition is also being run to see who can find, photograph and upload the most tags onto the site.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí launch the exhibition today to create an incentive for people to be more aware about their city.

The tags enable people to see a place through someone else’s eyes, and thus see the city in a new light.  Informed and positive change comes about when people are conscious and aware of their surroundings.

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The event is part of Design Week which takes place from November  5th – 12th.  The three events are the Dublin Tagged Exhibition, Aungier Street guided walks and “A Design Highlight” exhibition.

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