Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design Week 2023 celebrates design in an annual 11-day program of talks, tours, exhibitions, launches, installations, and workshops across Australia’s design capital, including Designing For Complex Futures: The Legacy And Future Of Design In Fishermans Bend, presented by City of Melbourne.

For nearly 60 years the General Motors Holden design studio in Fishermans Bend was one of the most successful industrial design studios in Australia. Globally recognised, a strong community of practice and both a competitive and highly collaborative culture were crucial to Holden’s success as a powerhouse of automotive design, engineering and manufacturing. Today, the transformation of the former Holden site into the Fishermans Bend Innovation Precinct is a key part of Australia’s largest urban renewal project. It will be the heart of what is envisaged to be ‘an internationally renowned centre of innovation in advanced manufacturing, engineering and design’, including the University of Melbourne’s new design and engineering campus.

Join the City of Melbourne for this panel discussion to learn how stories from the past are shaping design for the future of Fishermans Bend. This discussion is followed by light refreshments.

The venue is The Greenhouse, 191 Salmon St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, and the discussion will be held on May 24, 2023 between 5.00pm and 6.00pm.

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