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2023 Geelong Design Week Report

Thu 19 October, 12:00am - 12:00am
Presented By:
City of Greater Geelong

Geelong Design Week is a celebration of Geelong’s global recognition as a UNESCO City of Design. It acknowledges our commitment to use design and creativity to build a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive community.

In October 2023, the City of Greater Geelong held Geelong Design Week with inspiring 11 days of creativity, innovation, and design excellence. This event showcased the power of design to transform our city and our lives through 50 exhibitions, talks, workshops, and unique experiences. From thought-provoking discussions to interactive workshops and captivating exhibitions, Geelong Design Week offered something for everyone. Attendance surged to 17,288, a 172% increase from 6,343 in the previous year with 26% of participants from the Melbourne Metro area and 6% of attendees from Regional Victoria, emphasising the event’s regional appeal and 1% of attendees travelling from interstate. Geelong Design Week 2023 championed local designers’ work and featured historic product design feats such as the Ford ute and the fridge, product designs that have made an impact on peoples’ lives globally – with the design originating right here in Geelong.