Get on board for Geelong Design Week

Thursday, 15 August 2019

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 innovation.

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 Geelong.

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.

Mayor Bruce Harwood:

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.


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