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This specially curated program explores people, culture, the built environment and the way people operate in it.

It explores the world of the individuals and societies that have created those environments and the natural forces that shape them. From renowned architects to the power of earth, this series of new international films dives deeply into the struggle between people and their environment, global forces that shape the way we live and the ongoing dilemma between the build and the natural. 

With most titles being Australian premieres, this series curated by Richard Sowada includes stunning cinematic explorations of form urgent social justice, meditative cultural observations and brilliantly told portraits. These excellent works take audiences on a journey not just through design itself but ideas and advocacy that place us at the centre of contemporary design.

Behind each form and each element within each form, sits ideas and inspirations that synthesise great social, technological and political change. At their core lives inspiration and ambition that embrace maverick and outsider approaches that collide head-on with establishment, deliberately or otherwise.


General Admission - $22

NGV/Cinema member, Concession - $18.50

For more details head to the Design Week website.

Download the full MDWFF program HERE

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.