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Join MPavilion and a slew of design pundits and punters for a momentary detour discussing the intersections between design and the world we live in. MPavilion is an annual Melbourne-based architecture commission hosting the best conversations, workshops and performances over the Australian spring and summer.

Join MPavilion and a slew of design pundits and punters for a momentary detour discussing the intersections between design and the world we live in. MPavilion is an annual Melbourne-based architecture commission hosting the best conversations, workshops and performances over the Australian spring and summer.
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Join MPavilion and a slew of design pundits and punters for a momentary detour discussing the intersections between design and the world we live in. MPavilion is an annual Melbourne-based architecture commission hosting the best conversations, workshops and performances over the Australian spring and summer.

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Episodes

MTalks—Public Anxiety: Planning Safe Cities

5/15/2019
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Pedestrian trauma, attacks in civic spaces, road rage… As our cities become more global and urban populations increase, how do we better share our public spaces and design for safety? Have our safety needs really changed, and if so, what do we most immediately need to be addressing? Does our need for public safety override concerns about decreased privacy? What are the innovative ideas leading the endeavour to keep our cities open to everyone? This panel discussion is made up of leading...

Duration:00:52:14

MTalks—BLAKitecture: Indigenising procurement

5/7/2019
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Revisit a conversation exploring how existing project procurement models can work for both Indigenous communities and built environment practitioners. How can we modify the models to work more significantly with Indigenous protocols, narratives, communities and Traditional Owners to achieve better partnerships, collaborations, processes and outcomes? MPavilion’s second annual BLAKitecture forum brought together Indigenous built environment practitioners on the Yaluk-ut Weelam land of the...

Duration:01:17:26

Hidden Stories of Australian Women on the Land

4/29/2019
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How does gender impact the way we perceive inland places? La Trobe University’s Centre for the Study of the Inland presents Dr Nikki Henningham from the University of Melbourne, oral historian and research coordinator for the Invisible Farmer Project. In an era where landscapes are undergoing rapid change—development, degradation, improvement, and climate change—we’re considering how gender impacts those changes and how those changes impact less visible inland populations. Nikki delivered an...

Duration:01:16:39

MTalks—Leadership and women with Collectivity Talks

4/29/2019
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Revisit a panel conversation interrogating the role of gender in leadership, presented by Collectivity Talks. ‘Leadership and women’ will interrogate the attributes of good leadership. Should gender enter the discussion? Why the controversy around quotas? Do female leaders have a responsibility to foster the careers of other women?

Duration:01:05:46

MTalks—Assemble Papers symposium: Music makes cities

4/22/2019
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Following the release of Assemble Papers's print edition (#10: ‘Housing’, available all season at MPavilion 2018), the AP team (editor Jana Perkovic with Eugenia Lim, Cat McGauran and Vlad Doudakliev) hosted a series of panel sessions exploring the intersection between the way we experience, design and plan for a lively and equitable city. Panel four: Music Makes Cities How does music shape the city as a civic force? We surround ourselves with it daily but don’t often think of music as...

Duration:01:04:19

MTalks—Assemble Papers symposium: What would an open city look like?

4/22/2019
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Following the release of Assemble Papers's print edition (#10: ‘Housing’, available all season at MPavilion 2018), the AP team (editor Jana Perkovic with Eugenia Lim, Cat McGauran and Vlad Doudakliev) hosted a series of panel sessions exploring the intersection between the way we experience, design and plan for a lively and equitable city. Panel three: What would an open city look like? What would an open city look like? How will we grow old together? Who has the right to the city—and how...

Duration:01:04:19

MTalks—Assemble Papers symposium: What makes a good apartment building?

4/22/2019
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Following the release of Assemble Papers's print edition (#10: ‘Housing’, available all season at MPavilion 2018), the AP team (editor Jana Perkovic with Eugenia Lim, Cat McGauran and Vlad Doudakliev) hosted a series of panel sessions exploring the intersection between the way we experience, design and plan for a lively and equitable city. What have we learnt from apartments we have built in the past? What kind of apartments do we want in the future? What do we know about apartment life in...

Duration:01:04:03

MTalks—Assemble Papers symposium: New pathways to affordable housing

4/22/2019
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What makes a good housing market? Will Melbourne ever become affordable again? What is the future of the Australian dream, and can we do better housing for people? Old and new finance and ownership models are being designed by innovators across architecture, planning and finance. It is time to reconsider everything from housing co-ops to ethical market-based developments, via Baugruppen and other new models. Speakers: Andy Fergus (City of Melbourne, Nightingale), Ben Keck (Assemble,...

Duration:01:11:45

Celeste Carnegie on indigenous science

4/15/2019
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“Indigenous science is a way of knowing and a way of life. The power of Indigenous science lies in its ability to make connections and perceive patterns across vast cycles of space and time” – Marcus Hughes Celeste Carnegie, Indigenous STEAM program producer at Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, stands strong on 60,000 years of technological advancement and environmental sciences that shape her exploration into science and technology while sharing the sophistication, richness, and leadership...

Duration:00:32:02

MRelay—Ageing ableism and architecture: Part II

4/8/2019
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Our buildings, interiors and urban landscapes are navigated daily by people with greatly differing access needs—and they often fail many. Our collective awareness of accessibility is increasing, but what do we really mean when we talk about designing inclusive spaces and places? How can we work to overcome ingrained and everyday ableism, from our cultural institutions to our civic spaces and workplaces? Introduce yourself to this line-up of designers, professionals and activists as they...

Duration:00:57:08

MRelay—Ageing ableism and architecture: Part I

4/8/2019
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Our buildings, interiors and urban landscapes are navigated daily by people with greatly differing access needs—and they often fail many. Our collective awareness of accessibility is increasing, but what do we really mean when we talk about designing inclusive spaces and places? How can we work to overcome ingrained and everyday ableism, from our cultural institutions to our civic spaces and workplaces? Introduce yourself to this line-up of designers, professionals and activists as they...

Duration:01:01:48

MMeets—Unreconciliatory Landscapes with Maddee Clark

4/3/2019
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This public talk, led by MPavilion’s inaugural Writer in Residence Maddee Clark, brings together First Nations writers and thinkers to discuss symbolism, memorialisation, diversity and decolonial aesthetics. Unreconciliatory landscapes is a public conversation on race, design, symbolism, diversity and representations of Indigeneity in built environments. This discussion considers the different ways colonialism and whiteness shape understandings of and interventions into public space. It was...

Duration:01:03:04

Juliana Engberg and Louise Adler in conversation

4/1/2019
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Join award-winning curator and writer Juliana Engberg—recently announced as curator of the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019—in conversation with publisher Louise Adler about 'En Route', a little book about getting lost, an ode to wandering through time and place, and meeting personalities with no fixed addresses. It’s almost impossible to get lost these days; the fastest and most direct route arrives with the press of a few keys. But what of the joys of unexpected discoveries...

Duration:00:54:36

MTalks—Perfectionisms: 'Pressure to be perfect'

3/18/2019
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In so many aspects of our lives we continually strive for perfection—from needing the highest marks in school, to playing the best on the footy ground every week, to portraying the “perfect” life on Instagram. Sometimes this need for perfection is necessary for a task and at other times it hinders our performance. Why do we strive for perfection when we know it is unattainable? Is it worth the anxiety it causes us? Revisit this intriguing discussion presented by Science Gallery Melbourne...

Duration:01:18:17

MTalks—HERitage How women have shaped Melbourne's cultural landscape

3/11/2019
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The archives of the National Trust’s register of significant places largely document the work of male architects, engineers, builders, planners and politicians. But, while historically under-represented in these professions, women have shaped Melbourne’s cultural landscape in other ways. Through advocacy, activism and civic leadership, women have been instrumental in shaping the fabric of our city, from bluestone laneways, to public art, our green spaces, and the nineteenth-century...

Duration:01:06:13

MTalks—APT9: Creative Collaboration and Collectivity in the Asia Pacific Region

3/4/2019
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Following on from the opening of The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial (Brisbane), listen back to curator Professor Natalie King in conversation with regional luminaries including Elia Nurvista (Indonesia), Ly Hoàng Ly (Vietnam), Mithu Sen (India) and Lyno Vuth (Cambodia) discussing the role of artistic collaboration and collectivity. Co-hosted by Centre of Visual Art, VCA, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne and Design & Creative Practice ECP, RMIT University. – Image: 'Human...

Duration:01:16:15

MTalks—BLAKitecture: Women's Business

2/18/2019
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What does it mean to be a woman working in the Indigenous design space? This discussion, the first of our BLAKitecture series, explored the moments of celebration, the challenges, the questions and the answers from the perspective of established Indigenous women practitioners to students across the fields of architecture, landscape, interiors and research. MPavilion’s second annual BLAKitecture forum brought together Indigenous built environment practitioners on the Yaluk-ut Weelam land of...

Duration:01:37:08

MTalks—Changing Architecture for a Changing City

2/11/2019
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Every year, MPavilion takes a new form as a different architect responds to the changing face of Melbourne. This continual movement of space and meaning reflects growing international recognition—epitomised in the work of our 2018 architect, Barcelona’s Carme Pinós—that urban environments are increasingly dynamic. Victorian-era institutional buildings in our own city demonstrate that in the past, architecture emphasised solidity and permanence, whatever the reality of its inhabitants. Now,...

Duration:00:40:54

Carlo Ratti and Rob Adams in conversation

2/10/2019
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The digital revolution is changing the way we live today as radically as the industrial revolution did almost two centuries ago. As urbanisation accelerates across the world, digital media and information technologies integrated with the built environment hold huge potential for understanding, designing, and managing future cities. As Melbourne tries to secure its place amongst the most liveable cities, a multidisciplinary approach from diverse fields such as city planning, architecture,...

Duration:01:13:05

MTalks—Melbourne Fashion Showcase in conversation: Part II

2/4/2019
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The Melbourne Fashion Showcase forms part of Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BoDW), Asia’s premier design event, where the international spotlight will be on Melbourne as the event’s official partner city. Melbourne was the first Southern Hemisphere city to partner this major event, following 2017 Country Partner, Italy. BoDW presents an unprecedented opportunity for Melbourne’s most influential fashion designers, and emerging brands, to tell their story to the world. Melbourne will send...

Duration:00:42:37