Melbourne Design Week

300+ talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops explore how design can shape life

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All Events | Exhibitions | Talks | Tours | Films | Workshops | Melbourne Art Book Fair | Free

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The following programs provide a snapshot of the themes and big ideas that have emerged from the 300+ programs.

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AUSTRALIAN FURNITURE DESIGN AWARD 2020 EXHIBITION

Presented by NGV and Stylecraft
12–20 Mar, Mon–Fri, 8.30am–5pm & Sat, 10am–4pm

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E-WASTE CHALLENGE LIVE PITCH FINAL
VICTORIAN DESIGN CHALLENGE 2020

Presented by NGV
Wed 18 Mar, 10am–3pm

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Melbourne Design Week Film Festival

The Melbourne Design Week Film Festival traverses the globe with films that project environments, cities, infrastructures and buildings, and the people that design and inhabit them. Eleven feature films are accompanied by two design short-film programs with new shorts dealing with the challenges facing architects and designers. The program expands from the cinema to Melbourne’s public spaces with experimental architecture short-film program Urban Screening at Federation Square (Melbourne), Harmony Square (Dandenong) and Monash University (Clayton and Caulfield).

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Waterfront

The waterways of Melbourne and Victoria are under increasing pressure, including from rapid urban development, extreme weather and invasive species. Created by Open House Melbourne, this theme explores the role that design plays in framing our relationship with water. Join in on boat tours, walks, bike rides, talks and special events that champion the cultural, ecological and recreational value of Victoria’s rivers, bays and oceans.

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Melbourne Art Book Fair

Presented by NGV
The Melbourne Art Book Fair 2020 will bring together publishers, artists and designers to showcase some of the world’s best art and design publications for discussions, book launches and workshops

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