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Melbourne Design Week Schools Program

Melbourne Design Week Schools Program

Melbourne Design Week Schools Program

Melbourne Design Week is Australia’s leading annual international design event.  In 2019, Melbourne Design Week explores the theme Design Experiments, inviting us all to consider how design can shape our future. Special offers for students and teachers include the opportunity to attend the Waste Challenge Live Pitch Final hosted by Craig Reucassel from ABC’s War on Waste and free entry to the Toxic City symposium and the symposium keynote lecture by Daan Roosegaarde – but be quick as seats are limited.

WASTE CHALLENGE LIVE PITCH FINAL
9am, 19 Mar

The Victorian Design Challenge invites design professionals and students to tackle one of the great challenges of our time – waste. The Challenge aims to inspire impactful and implementable solutions that demonstrate the value of design and creativity to the creation of a better future. Join Craig Reucassel from ABC’s War on Waste and the Challenge jury as teams live pitch their design ideas. Each team will have to convince the jury that their idea is the best way to reduce, recover or eliminate waste. Who will be crowned the Waste Challenge Champions?

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TOXIC CITY SYMPOSIUM
2.30pm, 19 Mar

Symposium Keynote by Daan Roosegaarde.

As the global population heads towards nine billion, science heralds news of humans indelibly altering nature’s balance. Cities and the systems that sustain them – food, water, and energy – are major factors in climate change and the interlinked cycles of waste and pollution. As national governments argue, cities are leading the way and becoming testing grounds for a better future. This high-energy, provocative symposium brings together local and international experts to examine the scale of the problems ahead and to ask how we might build cleaner, healthier, more resilient cities, confronting the systemic problems that are poisoning them in the first place.

Presented by the NGV, Foreground and The New York Times

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SO-IL Viewing China
8 Mar 19 – 4 Aug 19

Continuing the National Gallery of Victoria’s engagement with contemporary art and design from China, SO–IL: Viewing China presents more than fifty white porcelain items from the NGV Collection within a vibrant architectural display designed by groundbreaking architecture practice SO–IL (USA/China). The project is displayed within Federation Court at NGV International for the opening of Melbourne Design Week in March 2019.

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Design Challenge
Levels 3-10

This lively, hands-on design workshop challenges student teams to respond creatively to a design brief related to current design exhibitions or displays. Program includes a one hour guided visit to engage with design on display at the NGV.
2 hours

Cost $18 per student

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All About Design
Levels 3-12

What is design? What do designers do? Discuss works from the NGV Collection to explore how designers solve problems, present possibilities, tell stories, reflect their time and imagine the future. Discover design as a process and a way of thinking that helps to shape the world we live in.
1 hour
Cost $8 per student

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