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The ACT’s fastest growing festival, DESIGN Canberra 2018 will celebrate the strong geometry present throughout our city and the ways it creates human, creative and global connections from Australia’s city of design. Geometry is everywhere we look: inscribed on the earth, in our buildings and our city’s plan. Geometry contrasts with and responds to the surrounding landscape by creating borders and forming spaces. These spaces define Canberra. Triangles, concentric circles and arcs connect major avenues and underlie the city’s early planning.

From 5-25 November 2018, DESIGN Canberra will transform the nation’s capital, hosting over 100 events. Now in its 5th year, DESIGN Canberra increases its reach and engagement each year, linking makers and designers with new audiences and forging unexpected collaborations and marketplace connections. DESIGN Canberra is the major outreach activity of Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, a not-for-profit membership-based organisation which supports artists, craft practitioners, designers and makers at every stage of their careers.

Over 100 sponsors and supporters from the business, tertiary, cultural and industry sectors as well as the broader Canberra community help to make the DESIGN Canberra festival a success.

For updates and important information on DESIGN Canberra we recommend signing up to our newsletter or following our Facebook page. Once registered you will receive periodic updates from the DESIGN Canberra team closer to the festival.

If you are interested in being a part of DESIGN Canberra:

Expressions of Interest for DESIGN Canberra 2018 have now closed. DESIGN Canberra does a call-out for individuals and organisations who are interested in getting involved in the festival program between March and April each year. Keep an eye on the DESIGN Canberra website for further updates and information regarding Expressions of Interest for DESIGN Canberra 2019.

Volunteer With Us:

Opportunities to Volunteer at DESIGN Canberra will be finalised closer to the festival dates.  To register your interest in the Volunteer Program, please submit your details here.