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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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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

Theatre director Lila Neugebauer in conversation

2/4/2019
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Enjoy a rare treat from Melbourne Theatre Company at MPavilion over three summer evenings as MTC presents a series exploring different facets of modern theatre practice. Hear play-readings of new Australian dramatic works commissioned by MTC and enjoy a discussion of the theatrical process with special international guest director Lila Neugebauer. Here they discussed the warp and weft of theatre, its role in shaping the future, and how it works both here and overseas. Make new discoveries...

Duration:00:49:09

MTalks—Melbourne Fashion Showcase in conversation: Part I

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:01:13:46

MTalks—BLAKitecture: Memorialisation

1/28/2019
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We live in cities and towns that reflect the denial of Indigenous histories and perspectives, but momentum around this issue is building. What role can design play in addressing the lack of memorials and visibility to the memories and legacy of the frontier wars in Australia? What are the challenges around this for both non-Indigenous and Indigenous designers? MPavilion’s second annual BLAKitecture forum brought together Indigenous built environment practitioners on the Yaluk-ut Weelam land...

Duration:01:40:41

MRelay—Wayfinding and Wellbeing: Part II

1/21/2019
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We all learn to navigate society and our lives differently. For some, the path to wellbeing and fulfilment comes with unimaginable obstacles, amongst them societal inequality, health-related setbacks, and housing and family instability. How can we as a community better help those in need to reorient themselves within complex systems? How do we seek and create alternative routes to healthy and happy lives? How do we give everyone the tools needed to find their way? Revisit this lively...

Duration:01:05:46

MRelay—Wayfinding and Wellbeing: Part I

1/21/2019
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We all learn to navigate society and our lives differently. For some, the path to wellbeing and fulfilment comes with unimaginable obstacles, amongst them societal inequality, health-related setbacks, and housing and family instability. How can we as a community better help those in need to reorient themselves within complex systems? How do we seek and create alternative routes to healthy and happy lives? How do we give everyone the tools needed to find their way? Revisit this lively...

Duration:01:03:04

Bold Tendencies's Hannah Barry in conversation

1/14/2019
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Often named as one of the most important figures in contemporary British art, Hannah Barry is the founder of the Bold Tendencies Community Interest Company and Hannah Barry Gallery, both based in Peckham, South London. Transforming its multi-storey car park space into acclaimed programs of contemporary art, Bold Tendencies has reimagined South London and captured the attention of the art world as well the broader public, drawing nearly two million visitors since 2007. It has also hosted the...

Duration:00:59:49

Sir Nicholas Serota CH in conversation with Rebecca Coates

12/2/2018
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Over the past twenty years we have seen very significant changes in the way in which art museums work with artists and how they engage with their public. Celebrated former director of Tate, Sir Nicholas Serota CH, will discuss the impact of these changes on the outlook and programs of museums with special reference to the evolution of Tate during the period in which he led on the creation of Tate Modern, the adoption of a wider international perspective and the development of a new approach...

Duration:01:06:50

Carme Pinos and Kerstin Thomson in conversation

11/29/2018
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For MPavilion 2018's opening week, we were privileged to hear from two architects who have forged ahead in a traditionally male-dominated space. Carme Pinós and Kerstin Thompson were invited to have an informal discussion as part of Parlour's 'In Conversation' series. The chat was billed as an informal chat between two practitioners... only with an audience in attendance. The two architects charted public space, ideas of neighbourly intimacy, and Kerstin's penchant for seeing life happen...

Duration:01:10:23