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With the economy in downfall, Dublin has quietly become a city of pop-up spaces, with art and design collectives putting on exhibitions, gigs and plays in vacant warehouses and once glittery retail spaces.
Even though Dublin has made headlines for its financial instability, local artists, designers and writers are making the most of the situation.
They have taken over closed-down shops, unused garages and vacant warehouses, and turned them into spaces for art exhibitions, performances and gigs. Over the last 18 months, they have formed collectives and not-for-profit organizations, and have kept their spaces going using private funds and dwindling government grants.