Geelong Design Week is running from 18 – 28 March with an exciting program co-ordinated by the City of Greater Geelong in collaboration with event hosts. This year Deakin University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment has a strong presence once again hosting both virtual and in person events as outlined below:
UNPREDICTABLE ETHNOSCAPES: MURRI:YUL AND DOOLIEBEAL:
Dooliebeal is a place of cultural significance in the midst of urban sprawl, shifting ethnoscapes. This event provides an insight into this special place with an immersive experience highlighting the significance of space, place and people. The discussion highlights multi-layered integrated systems and renaming place.
MURRI:YUL is Wadawurrung Traditional Owner Melinda Kennedy and anthropologist Heather Threadgold.
When: Fri 19 March, 7pm – 8pm
Location: Virtual event.
POWERHOUSE ON THE VERGE: A PERCEPTION OF THE INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE:
The exhibition will focus on the North Geelong Powerhouse and its future. It will showcase photographs of the Powerhouse by photographer and artist Ross T. Smith, together with a selection of design projects by students of the Master of Architecture design studio “On the Verge” (School of Architecture and Built Environment).
The photographs will offer the community an alternative reading of the site and an unpredictable view/perspective of the place. Student projects will offer alternative scenarios for the future of site. Each project will give a different interpretation of the place, responding to the questions suggested by the photographs.
Presented by Ross T Smith, Cecilia de Marinis and Sanja Rodeš.
When: Fri 19 March – Sun 28 March (multi-day event), 9am – 5pm
Location: Virtual event.
To register (free): The exhibition will hosted online and available 24/7. Please click HERE to access.
THE JOURNEY OF EXTRORDINARY ENCOUNTERS:
Enter the world of nature’s design principles, following an interactive trail to uncover biophilic design in the city and experience what nature can teach us about how to live better in the urban environment.
Collaboration between Phillip Roös, The School of Lost Arts, Tract Consultants and CartDeco Cartographers.
Read about the Journey HERE.
When: Thurs 18 March – Sun 28 March (multi-day event), 8am – 9pm
Location: Johnstone Park, Little Malop Street precinct and the Geelong Botanical Gardens.
To register (free): Go directly to the online map HERE . This event is accessible 24/7.
GEELONG, BUILDING BETTER BLOCKS:
A thought-provoking facilitated panel discussion, led by former GHD Market Lead & former AWA President Lindsay Brown. The event explores how we can ‘build better blocks” to make unpredictable cities more predictable in relation to, architectural design, infrastructure, new energy and waste to support the growth, prosperity and natural environment of Geelong.
Collaboration between Phillip Roös and GHD.
When: Wed 24 March, 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Location: Virtual event.
To register (free): https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/geelong-design-week-2021-can-we-make-the-unpredictable-predictable-tickets-129389139399?aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing&utm-campaign=social&utm-medium=discovery&utm-content=attendeeshare
POP-CYCLE: A MOBILE PLACEMAKING PLATFORM:
A unique placemaking platform that uses pedal power to generate a living space on the street. Come along and see a demonstration of the clever and creative Popcycle and its adaptive uses for creating impromptu place activation.
Collaboration between Akari Nakari Kidd and Chin Koi Khoo.
When: Sat 27 March, 9.00am – 12.00pm
Location: John Hay Courtyard, Deakin University, Waterfront Campus
To register (free): No bookings required.
A CIRCULAR APPROACH TO A PANDEMIC:
This event will showcase the power of design thinking and system thinking in driving a truly circular economy. The event will feature teams who will pitch their re-imagined and re-designed solutions underpinned by circular economy principles to solve this environmental challenge and a cross-disciplinary panel of experts who will evaluate their solutions and provide each team with feedback. The event will also include an insightful panel discussion to explore the role of design and system thinking in accelerating a circular economy.
When: Mon 22 March, 1pm-4:30pm
GEELONG DIGITAL OUTDOOR MUSEUM (GDOM):
The designers/researchers of the GDOM will be presenting some of Geelong’s hidden history in a detailed 3D virtual model of Geelong’s Western Beach. The hidden past of Geelong which is buried in archives comes alive with advanced 3D scanning and digital mark-up for a unique and accessible experience. This is part of an ongoing R&D project funded by Arts & Industry Program, under “Digital Heritage”.
When: The Presentation is scheduled on Thurs 18 March, 5:30pm – 6:30pm (NOTE: the virtual heritage site/tour will be accessible anytime from this date on)
THE YOUNG MASTERS: UNPREDICT-ABLE
Unpredict-ABLE celebrates designers responding in moments of surprise or when facing the unexpected. The Young Masters, working in creative industries, will present short talks and a panel discussion about working through unpredictability.
When: Mon 22 March, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Keith Humble Centre, 62 Aphrasia Street (cnr of Claremont Ave), Newtown VIC 3220
Please click below for the full Geelong Design week 2021 events program: