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Geelong Design Week - A Spatially Intelligent Arts Centre

Presented by Geelong Arts Centre

Geelong Design Week will be held from 17-27 March 2022 with the theme taur which means ‘belonging’ in the language of the Wadawurrung people, Traditional Owners of Djilang (Geelong).

Geelong Design Week (GDW) is an annual community celebration of local design excellence and Geelong’s designation as Australia’s only UNESCO Creative City of Design.

This year’s program features a range of installations, exhibitions, and workshops as well as walks, talks, and tours that will investigate and illustrate the vital role design plays in our everyday life.

A Spatially Intelligent Arts Centre will explore novel approaches and applications to change an Art Centre building’s agency from a mere physical enclosure to a dynamic, spatially intelligent space.

Join us for this interactive panel discussion where our multi-disciplinary team will be presenting interim findings and discussions around Geelong Art Centre's ‘A Spatially Intelligent Arts Centre’ research project.

Explore the nexus where art, technology and the built environment connect, as well how we can enable, develop and even manipulate a sense of belonging in cultural buildings through well considered design.

The panel will present an update of research to-date and discuss opportunities where art, audience, technology and the built environment meet.

Our panel includes Geelong Arts Centre CEO and Creative Director, Joel McGuinness, and key researchers from Deakin’s MindLab, including Professor Tuba Kocaturk, Professor Stefan Greuter and Dr Domenico Mazza, who will share their exciting research and ways to innovate and explore opportunities for technology to augment and complement dynamic live experiences at Geelong Arts Centre.

This research project is exploring opportunities at the Geelong Arts Centre’s $38.5m Ryrie Street building, and considers design and integration possibilities for the $140m Little Malop Street Redevelopment that is currently under construction and due to open in 2023.

After more than 12 months of team workshops, discussion and investigation of international best practice examples, our panel will share interim findings, ideas that excite and inspire them, and present examples of how this ideation might be incorporated to enhance visitor experience at Geelong Arts Centre.

Inspired by what an arts centre for the future can be, ‘A Spatially Intelligent Arts Centre’ is one that harnesses new technologies and finds ways to bring institutions to life. Our panellists' aspiration through this research is to harness the extraordinary disruption experienced through the global COVID-19 pandemic, dramatic shifts in cultural consumption and develop experiences that enable self-determination and new ways of engagement.

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About our Panellists

Join Geelong Arts Centre CEO and Creative Director, Joel McGuinness and key researchers from Deakin’s MindLab, including Professor Tuba Kocaturk, Professor Stefan Greuter and Dr Domenico Mazza as they share their exciting research and ways to innovate and explore opportunities for technology to augment and complement dynamic live experiences at Geelong Arts Centre. This research project is currently exploring opportunities at the Geelong Arts Centre’s $38.5m Ryrie Street buildings, and considers design and integration possibilities for the $140m Little Malop Street Redevelopment that is currently under construction and due to open in 2023.

After more than 12 months of team workshops, discussion and investigation of international best practice examples, our panel will share interim findings, ideas that excite and inspire them and present examples of how this ideation might be incorporated to enhance visitor experience at the Geelong Arts Centre.

Joel McGuiness
CEO & Creative Director, Geelong Arts Centre

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Professor Tuba Kocaturk
Professor of Integral Design
and founding Director of MInD (Mediated Intelligence in Design) Research Lab
- Deakin University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment

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Professor Stefan Greuter 
Director of the Deakin Motion Lab and Professor of Interaction Design
School of Creative Arts, Deakin University

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Dr Domenico Mazza
Research fellow at MInD (Mediated Intelligence in Design) Research Lab
- Deakin University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment

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Interested in more Geelong Design Week events?
Visit geelongdesignweek.com.au for the full program and to see what's on

This event is part of Geelong Design Week 2022, an initiative of Geelong UNESCO City of Design and the City of Greater Geelong.


Visitors aged 18 years and over attending a Geelong Arts Centre venue will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry

Proof of vaccination can be shown via your digital certificate on the Service Victoria app.

If you don’t have a smartphone or are unable to use one, there are additional non-digital proof of vaccination status options available including a printed copy of your Australian Immunisation History Statement or of your digital vaccination certificate from myGov.

Visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-digital-certificate to find out more.

If visitors have a medical exemption, they must show evidence of their exemption to enter the premises.

Due to Government mandated restrictions, Geelong Arts Centre has the right to refuse entry to someone who cannot or will not show proof of vaccination. Legal protections are in place. Patrons and visitors must prove their vaccination or exemption status to enter our venues.

If you have purchased tickets to an event and now find you are unable to attend due to the vaccination rules, you are entitled to a refund. Please email boxoffice@geelongartscentre.org.au including your booking reference number.

Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged to protect your own health and safety when visiting our venues.

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Performances

Venue

Studio 4

COST

In-person Single Ticket:
$6 (incl. booking fee)

Virtual / Livestream:
$6 (incl. booking fee)

DURATION

5:30pm - 7:00pm, no interval

BOOKINGS

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