Geelong hosts global experts on design

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Global experts will discuss the role of design in renewing, reimagining and regenerating cities at the annual UNESCO Cities of Design subnetwork meeting hosted by the City of Greater Geelong this month.

The panel of experts will showcase leading design projects from cities in Australia, Europe, Asia, North and South America and the Middle East.

The compelling three-day program from Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 October will be livestreamed nightly from the Geelong Arts Centre, commencing at 9pm ADST. This is a free event and no registration is required.

The panel will focus on one theme each night – Reimagine (Tuesday), Renew (Wednesday) and Regenerate (Thursday).

The experts will discuss projects in Detroit (USA), Shanghai and Wuhan (China), Montreal (Canada), Muharraq (Bahrain), Kortrijk (Belgium), Kaunas (Lithuania), and Curitiba (Brazil).

Geelong is proud to be one of 40 UNESCO cities of design and to share information about quality design across the member network.

Leading design experts will share information about projects that focus on how design is being incorporated in cultural, creative and social initiatives, sustainability advancements and within the built form.

Four projects will be featured each evening, including a project on Geelong each night.

For more information on the program, and to attend the free livestream, visit our City of Design page.


Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan

Geelong boasts a unique design culture that’s helping to attract new people, new ideas and new opportunities to our region.

Like many of the leading design cities, Geelong is making the most of its industrial past while re-shaping it’s future to promote liveability and sustainability.

As Australia’s fastest growing regional city we’re focused on making sure this growth is sustainable, creative and clever.


Councillor Peter Murrihy - Chair of the Economic Development portfolio

We have an impressive line-up of speakers from across the globe that can detail how design has been used to re-shape their cities.

This is a unique opportunity to learn more about incredible design projects happening in the world.





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