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.

February 20, 2020

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.

The program ranges from exhibitions and workshops to conversations around innovation and sustainable cities. Event categories 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 Mayor Stephanie Asher says the level of creativity happening locally and the city’s 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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