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Global coverage for local design

An innovative local design that brings families together safely has attracted global interest through the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). Geelong’s Multicultural Aged Care Services’ (MACS) ‘Live Visitor Pod’ has featured in a recent UCCN virtual debate and international media coverage. MACS created their Live Visitor Pod earlier in 2020...

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Awards shine a spotlight on Victorian design

The Victorian Government is calling on the state’s design innovators to enter their ground-breaking projects for 2020 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. Entries for the 2020 awards are now open until 18 September. Entry is free to eligible Victorian designers and businesses. Entries are open for projects across eight categories –...

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Geelong Prefab 21 Microvillage Receives Government Funding

Deakin’s Chair in Architecture, Professor James Doerfler, is delighted to announce Prefab21 a social housing initiative between Deakin, Samaritan House and Geelong-based manufacturer FormFlow has received funding from the State Government of $500 000  to proceed with the development of a Microvillage. The Microvillage will include seven single small dwelling units to...

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Awards shine a spotlight on Victorian design

The Victorian Government is calling on the state’s design innovators to enter their ground-breaking projects for 2020 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today opened the call for entries for the awards which, for the first time, will be held as part of Melbourne Design Week in...

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Gold award for Geelong immersive heritage project

Deakin University’s MInD (Mediated Intelligence in Design) Lab has received a gold award at the 2020 Melbourne Design Awards for its latest project Experiencing (In)tangible Heritage Through eXtended Reality. In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, the project is part of the newly revitalised Western Beach Park in Geelong,...

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Student makes it sow

A DEAKIN University graduate is helping to transform a Winchelsea firm into one of the country’s leading agricultural equipment manufacturing businesses. Jason Chan, 26, is originally from Malaysia and joined Knuckey’s Engineering in 2016 while completing his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) degree as an international student. Mr Chan has...

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Bees with backpacks teaching students the value of data

A new program is teaching high-school students how to utilise data and clever technology to solve complex, real-world problems. A partnership between the Geelong Tech School, CSIRO’s Data61 and the City of Greater Geelong has made the program possible. The Bees with Backpacks program takes students on a four-week journey...

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Two peas in a (visitor) pod

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Multicultural Aged Care Services (MACS) in Geelong have been busy creating an innovative ‘Live Visitor Pod’ to enable relatives to visit loved ones face-to-face, all from a purpose built shipping container on site. The MACS Live Visitor Pod is a converted shipping container decked...

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

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...

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