Geelong is set to host its first-ever design week from the 19th-29th March. The highly anticipated breakthrough event will showcase Geelong’s design-driven future. The landmark event will showcase why Geelong is Australia’s only UNESCO city of design. Design week is set to have something for the whole family to revel in.
The theme for the year is ‘Doing it Differently’, with Design Week revealing the diverse and critical role design plays in the everyday life of Geelong residents.
The inaugural festival will showcase more than 80 events, workshops and exhibitions. Each highlighting and celebrating the unique and diverse ways Geelong can champion design and weave it throughout everyday life.
The events will be presented by international and local design experts, sure to start an ongoing conversation about the future of Geelong and how new design and technology plays a role in the future of the city.
Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher has expressed her excitement over the upcoming event saying, “I’m excited to see so many high-calibre events featured in the program for Geelong’s first-ever design week.”
Alongside the technology and innovation workshops and exhibits. Design Week will also house an exploration of the cultural talents and indigenous heritage of Geelong, as well as a number of pop-up shops. The mixing of technology and innovation with various cultural talents and indigenous workshops ensures that Design Week has something everyone can enjoy.
Geelong design week is set to be a huge week for Geelong, sure to entertain and inform the masses on the critical role design plays in our lives. The week-long event will also showcase how design can deal with the societal changes that Geelong will experience in the future.
Design week has eight exciting event categories, sure to suit everyone including technology; innovation and manufacturing; culture and heritage; social and community services; architecture, landscape and built environment; learning, knowledge and research environment and sustainability; food and gastronomy; art, craft, visual communication and multimedia.
Some events you can experience at Design Week include, a free upcycled fashion and street art workshop with Fernanda Covarrubias, a $20 3D clay printing: the new craft technology workshop and you can explore carbon fibre design in the How to knit a rocket workshop, being held at Deakin University in Waurn Ponds.
The diversity of the program and the eight overall categories ensures that Design Week is set to be a showstopping event that is unlike anything Geelong has seen before.
The first-ever inaugural Geelong Design Week is a milestone event that shouldn’t be missed by Geelong residents and visitors to the city alike.
In order to secure your spot for the events and view the full program, head to geelongdesignweek.com.
Written by Mackenzie Pennycook