Geelong Design Week program revealed

February 20, 2020 BY

The Gordon’s screen and media make-up course teacher Susan Brooks helps Geelong mayor Stephanie Asher style student Chloe Blanche ahead of Geelong Design Week. Photo: REG RYAN

GEELONG’S status as a UNESCO City of Design will be personified through a range of activities next month when the city hosts its inaugural Geelong Design Week.

More than 80 events including exhibitions, workshops, tours, projections, pop-up shops and a symposium are all locked in to showcase why the city is Australia’s first to receive the coveted title.

The program, which was unveiled last week, explores local creative and cultural talents, the region’s Indigenous heritage and inspires conversation about the landscape of Geelong into the future.

Debuting with the theme “Doing it Differently”, Geelong Design Week 2020 will highlight Geelong’s heritage as well as clever designs that have been used to find new solutions to today’s infrastructure challenges.

Geelong mayor Stephanie Asher said she was looking forward to seeing the high-calibre events featured in the inaugural program.

“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 event categories for Geelong Design Week include:
• 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.

Geelong Design Week will run from March 19-29. To see the full program and book tickets, head to

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