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Melbourne Design Week is coming to East Gippsland with ‘Waterfront’

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If you’ve ever been interested in design or in our state’s waterways, Melbourne Design Week have got the perfect program for you.

Australia’s largest international design event, Melbourne Design Week is back with an exciting regional addition to the roster: the Waterfront program, hosted in both the state’s capital and East Gippsland.

Presented by Centre for Architecture Victoria | Open House Melbourne, Waterfront runs as a complementary program to Melbourne Design Week from March 26 – April 5. The large scale event explores Melbourne and Victoria’s water sources and how we engage with them through design.

Through a series of guided and self-guided tours, talks, workshops and exhibitions around the Lakes District in East Gippsland, participants will be educated about and engaging with the region’s waterways and the important role design plays in their overall health – with a particular emphasis on Care, Community and Climate.

Supported by the School for unTourists, the new program will take a deep dive into the post-fishing communities of Lakes Entrance and Lake Tyers specifically, and provides invaluable insight into the future of the environment and the people who live there.

Events include a series of walks, tours, talks, kayaks and boat trips, and even a water-inspired dinner event honouring all things seaweed. Each one is led by either Traditional Owners, local community members, designers, artists and marine experts, giving participants a wide range of perspectives that should not be missed.

A full program of scheduled events can be found on Melbourne Design Week’s website. We recommend the (free!) Metung Hot Springs pop-up bathing and site tour on April 4th. You’d be crazy to miss it.

WHAT: Waterfront, Melbourne Design Week
WHERE: East Gippsland
WHEN: March 26 – April 5, 2021
MORE INFO: Melbourne Design Week

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