With the first ever Geelong Design Week touching down in
2020, the City of Greater Geelong is inviting applications from organisations,
community groups and individuals to participate as event hosts.
Geelong Design Week 2020, to be held from 19 to 29 March,
will celebrate how design impacts our daily lives and how doing it differently
can make our lives better.
It will feature workshops, talks, tours and exhibitions that explore new ideas,
challenge what’s possible and showcase our achievements in design and
The event will raise awareness of Geelong’s global
recognition as a UNESCO City of Design and our commitment to building a more
sustainable, resilient and inclusive community.
It is a key milestone in the
journey to achieving the community’s clever and creative vision for Greater
The City is holding information sessions on 19 and 20 August
to support people who would like to find out more about hosting a Geelong
Design Week event:
- Monday 19 August, 6.00pm–7.00pm, National Wool
Museum, 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong
- Tuesday 20 August, 9.30am–10.30am, Creative
Geelong, 132 Little Malop Street, Geelong
Register for either of the free sessions online here.
Geelong is Australia’s first and only UNESCO City of Design
– an evolving, dynamic city with a deep sense of place and a strong industrial
past. We embrace change to build a clever and creative future.
Geelong Design Week will provide an opportunity to engage
with a wide audience, celebrate our design history, learn from new experiences,
and showcase our vitality and character.
After the huge success of the Geelong-based events as part of Melbourne
Design Week this year, it’s very exciting to be going it alone with the first
ever Geelong Design Week in 2020.
As Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design, this will be a great chance to
showcase the many clever and creative ideas and people in our city. I expect
the week will attract visitors from around Victoria and Australia, as well as
international guests from our fellow Cities of Design.
We want to build an extremely strong line-up for the inaugural Geelong Design
Week, so if you have an innovative design idea or project to share, I encourage
you to attend the information sessions.