Design Week Film Program
Melbourne has long been a hot spot for innovative, forward-looking design, and each year Melbourne Design Week gives local and international designers a platform to showcase – and celebrate – their work.
The 11-day program, which is a joint effort by the NGV and Creative Victoria, includes exhibitions, talks, tours, workshops and the three-day annual Melbourne Art Book Fair.
There are also 13 design-centric films screening across Lido Cinemas in Hawthorn, Classic Cinemas in Elsternwick and Federation Square’s ACMI.
Broadly, the chosen documentaries consider human beings’ relationship with design – past, present and future. There are cinematic biographies of famed architects, spotlights on radical modern architecture and experimental cities, and considerations of sustainability and spirituality in practice.
Homo Sapiens looks at the empty spaces, ruins and abandoned buildings of the crumbling industrial age. In Between the Mountains and the Oceans (Umi Yama Aida) showcases the sacred Japanese temple of Ise Jingu – which is rebuilt every 20 years – while Architecture to Infinity also reflects on the “spiritual life” of architecture and the fine arts. Relics of the Future delves into the hidden stories behind the iconic ’60s architectural structures once considered visions of the future.
Broadsheet is a proud media partner of NGV. Melbourne Design Week and The Victorian Design Program are initiatives of The Victorian Government.