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This is Public: a new podcast series of interviews with the thinkers, doers and advocates who are shaping our city. Open House Melbourne brings you a new bi-monthly podcast series that asks big questions about the future of our city, with a special focus on built and natural environments and the people who shape them. Hosts Emma Telfer and Sally McPhee saw the opportunity to make more public the stories, ideas and issues that are being addressed by Open House Melbourne’s expanded public program. As a city, Melbourne is undergoing radical growth and transformation, but to plan for its full potential, we need to understand its past and realise collective ownership over its future. This is Public responds to Open House Melbourne's mission by making critical city issues more public, providing a thought-provoking resource about the future of our city. The podcast is brought to life by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, a program dedicated to enhancing city life alongside the Metro Tunnel. Episodes are recorded at and supported by The Espy, one of Melbourne’s most cherished and significant public meeting houses.

This is Public: a new podcast series of interviews with the thinkers, doers and advocates who are shaping our city. Open House Melbourne brings you a new bi-monthly podcast series that asks big questions about the future of our city, with a special focus on built and natural environments and the people who shape them. Hosts Emma Telfer and Sally McPhee saw the opportunity to make more public the stories, ideas and issues that are being addressed by Open House Melbourne’s expanded public program. As a city, Melbourne is undergoing radical growth and transformation, but to plan for its full potential, we need to understand its past and realise collective ownership over its future. This is Public responds to Open House Melbourne's mission by making critical city issues more public, providing a thought-provoking resource about the future of our city. The podcast is brought to life by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, a program dedicated to enhancing city life alongside the Metro Tunnel. Episodes are recorded at and supported by The Espy, one of Melbourne’s most cherished and significant public meeting houses.

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Australia

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This is Public: a new podcast series of interviews with the thinkers, doers and advocates who are shaping our city. Open House Melbourne brings you a new bi-monthly podcast series that asks big questions about the future of our city, with a special focus on built and natural environments and the people who shape them. Hosts Emma Telfer and Sally McPhee saw the opportunity to make more public the stories, ideas and issues that are being addressed by Open House Melbourne’s expanded public program. As a city, Melbourne is undergoing radical growth and transformation, but to plan for its full potential, we need to understand its past and realise collective ownership over its future. This is Public responds to Open House Melbourne's mission by making critical city issues more public, providing a thought-provoking resource about the future of our city. The podcast is brought to life by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, a program dedicated to enhancing city life alongside the Metro Tunnel. Episodes are recorded at and supported by The Espy, one of Melbourne’s most cherished and significant public meeting houses.

Language:

English

Contact:

03 8648 8612


Episodes

5: This is Public: Resistance and Regeneration

5/27/2020
In this episode, we explore resistance and regeneration in the city across the decades. A city is constantly changing, developing, regeneration yet every generation resists this change. Landscape amnesia or creeping normalcy sets in, where people believe the city has always been in the form they know and love and want little change during their lifetime. What are some of the most significant campaigns against change in the city? And have they been warranted? What was lost and what was...

Duration:00:59:44

4: This is Public: Rights to the City

2/19/2020
In this episode we look at the themes emerging from Open House expanded July program – access and inclusivity in the city, specifically blindness and vision impairment in response to the Urban Tactility program. Urban Tactility is an installation and public program exploring the sensory city and design + disability as part of the Open House Melbourne July 2019 program. Building on the thought-provoking nature of the Sensory City tours we ran in partnership with OoPLA in 2017 & 2018, the...

Duration:00:49:28

3: This is Public: Collective Agency

10/30/2019
The third episode of This is Public responds to the 2019 National Architecture Conference theme: Collective Agency. The conference reminded us that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and with unity comes an ability to affect an outcome. This year’s event encouraged us to reflect on today’s challenges, the articulation of more meaningful protocols, and most importantly, the willingness to act. Collective Agency interviews include:

Duration:01:07:17

2: This is Public: Future Needs

7/25/2019
As a partner of the Living Cities Forum (with Naomi Milgrom Foundation), Open House Melbourne’s second episode of This is Public focuses on the conference theme: Future Needs. Hosts Emma Telfer and Sally McPhee spoke with Forum speaker Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer for the City of Los Angeles, and Rob Adams, Director of City Design at the City of Melbourne about how design responds to future needs in our cities, specifically LA and Melbourne. In this fascinating long-form...

Duration:01:07:26

1: This is Public: Waterfront

5/13/2019
The first episode of This is Public documents Open House Melbourne’s special Waterfront program for Melbourne Design Week 2019. Open House took a deep dive into the role design could play in reframing our relationship with water, with a special focus on urban waterways and Birrarung (the Yarra River). All of the guests interviewed on the podcast participated in the Waterfront program. This is Public: Waterfront Interviews include: 2:35)(20:22)(30:25)

Duration:00:50:23