First ever Geelong Design Week to showcase our design-driven future

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Geelong’s design-driven future will be in the spotlight next month as the City hosts the first ever Geelong Design Week from 19 – 29 March. 

More than 80 events including exhibitions, workshops, tours, projections, pop-up shops and an international innovation symposium are set to showcase why Geelong is Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design.

Alongside new innovations and technologies, the program explores local creative and cultural talents, our Indigenous heritage and inspires thinking and conversation around the future shape of our city.

The Geelong Design Week 2020 theme, doing it differently, highlights Geelong’s unique creative heritage while showing how clever design can be used to discover new solutions to societal challenges.

See the full program and book tickets here

Geelong Design Week event categories:

  • 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

Mayor Stephanie Asher:

I’m excited to see so many high-calibre events featured in the program for Geelong’s first ever design week.

There’ll be much to explore and experience – from exhibitions, technology and workshops, to conversations around innovation and sustainable cities and discovering how our unique creative heritage is shaping our design driven future.

This is a fantastic celebration of Geelong’s creative and design talents and we thank everyone who has thrown their support behind it.

The level of creativity happening locally and our ability to attract some of the world’s most renowned design experts demonstrates why Geelong is Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design, and is a major step towards achieving the community’s clever and creative vision.


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