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Press for Progress


coffee|culture is popping up in the gorgeous studio space at Arran St East to coincide with International Women’s Day 2018. Be inspired by three creative women whose work has pushed the boundaries of creativity in Ireland in line with this year’s theme; Press for Progress. 2018 is a particularly exciting year for women; we celebrate the centenary for first time votes for women in Ireland, the government has agreed to hold a referendum to repeal the Eight Amendment and the voices of women who have so long been silenced, have come to the fore through the presence of #MeToo.

On the other hand, the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report tells us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to push forward and Press for Progress. Speakers have been chosen for their motivation for pressing forward, tackling social issues and challenging them using confidence and creativity.



Speaker #1
Rae Moore is an award-winning architect, artist and lecturer based in Dublin. Her work is concerned with cultural awareness and excellence in craftsmanship.

Rae studied architecture at DIT, finishing top of her class in 2008. In 2009 she received a scholarship to enrol in a Masters course at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland, where she graduated ‘con lode’ in 2011. In 2013, she became the youngest ever member of the RIAI’s professional register for architects.


Speaker #2
Anna Cosgrave is a graduate of Trinity College and a social activist based in Dublin. Anna is a part-time assistant to Independent Senator Lynn Ruane and the founder of The REPEAL Project, an outwear initiative designed to give voice to a hidden issue.

Since its inauguration, REPEAL has been featured on Refinery 29, GRAZIA, ID, The Guardian, Quartz and made a substantial impact on gender equality in Ireland.

The Venue
Tucked away amidst Dublin’s Victorian Fruit and Vegetable Market, Arran St East produce a series of homewares for people who enjoy simple, functional, and beautiful objects. Their colours are blended using secret recipes, suffused with the delicate hues of fruit and vegetables: pink grapefruit, lemon, pomegranate, cabbage, potato, and parsnip.


coffee|culture present a monthly instalment of coffee culture and creativity. Talks have been designed to provide a stimulating and inspiring start to the day, ranging in theme from films to food writing, set-design to performance art and everything in between. Speakers have been curated for their contribution to Ireland’s cultural landscape and their motivation for creating innovative work in challenging times.

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