Apply now to participate in
Melbourne Design Week 2022
Get involved with Australia’s leading international design event. Submit your exhibition, launch, workshop or event to be included in the 2022 Satellite Program. It is free to participate. All successful applicants form part of a dynamic 11-day program with dedicated media and marketing support coordinated by the NGV.
In 2021, Melbourne Design Week explored the theme ‘Design the world you want’ and asked designers to consider how they could collaborate to create a better and healthier future.
In 2022, the program continues with this call-to-action to celebrate the diverse ways design can work towards this better future. Be part of Melbourne Design Week to ‘Design the world you want’.
Applicants can respond to the theme in broad and diverse ways. Under the main theme are two pillars – civic good and making good – that provide more inspiration. At a minimum, applicants must respond to the general theme.
Design and creativity can transform aspects of society by benefiting everyone rather than individuals. The thematic of ‘civic good’ encourages participants to think beyond the individual, and look to the objects, buildings, designs and services that make people feel part of a community, and importantly, serve the common interest.
The value of a design is not only judged through its functional or aesthetic impact, but also on its environmental and social impact on the planet. Whether digital or physical, handmade or manufactured, service, system or object, making good considers the many ways in which ideas and experiments are realised through the lens of ethical and sustainable practices that rethink design processes, production and materials.
If you have a story to tell, new work to unveil, an idea to discuss, an issue to debate – Melbourne Design Week is made for you. Melbourne Design Week is Australia’s leading international public design event, delivered each year by the teams at Creative Victoria and NGV working in close collaboration with a broad network of institutions, media organisations, and industry partners. Our objective is to provide a compelling annual platform, backed by the expertise and reach of the NGV, for participants to engage a broad audience with their work and ideas.
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