Melbourne Design Week returns for its sixth edition from 17-27 March 2022 with a dynamic programme that will transform Melbourne and parts of regional Victoria.
Responding to the theme of ‘Design the world you want’, the 11-day programme comprises exhibitions, talks, films, tours and workshops, including the biennial Australian Furniture Design Award and a program of design showroom activations.
Two pillars – civic good and making good – provide a focused exploration of the main theme, with the thematic ‘civic good’ encouraging participants to think beyond the individual to serve the common interest and ‘making good’ exploring the impact of design beyond its functional or aesthetic impact to look at the social and environmental impact on the planet.
Extensive programming responding to the theme and addressing such issues as sustainability, technology, the circular economy and First Nations knowledge and thinking, will be activated at a host of hubs including the National Gallery of Victoria, RMIT Design Hub, Collingwood Yards, Scienceworks, MPavilion and Melbourne Connect, supported by a robust satellite program, including presentations by Open House Melbourne (Centre for Architecture Victoria), Melbourne Design Week Film Festival and Melbourne Art Book Fair.
Expanding the reach of the week, Castlemaine and Ballarat will for the first time join East Gippsland as regional destinations hosting a series of events including performance and poetry at Midtown Cellars & Bar, Ballarat as well as a regional Art Book Fair hosted by Castlemaine Art Museum featuring local makers and independent publishers; and in connecting with global audiences, an extensive digital offering, including talks, virtual galleries of key satellite exhibitions, interviews and more, will be accessible via a dedicated online portal at designweek.melbourne.
17 -27 March