By Ourselves mix by Jennifer Loveless
We’re thrilled to be bringing our EARS mixtape series to life under the MPavilion roof on Friday 14 October with Melbourne-via-Toronto DJ Jennifer Loveless. Transforming our online series into an IRL twilight shindig amid the lush surrounds of the Queen Victoria Gardens from 6–9pm, we invite you to bring in the weekend under Bijoy Jain’s pavilion made from bamboo, rope and stone. To get you in the mood, Loveless has prepared this teaser mix ahead of the event.
Having played the likes of Camp Nong, DAYDREAMS, Gaytimes and Strawberry Fields in Melbourne, Rose Quartz Festival in Tasmania, World Pride in Toronto and The Great Wall of China Music Festival in Beijing, the globetrotting Jennifer Loveless can be found most weekends bringing her finest aural delights to your favourite Melbourne clubs. She also presents the weekly radio show Weatherall on 87.6 KISS FM Australia.
- Artist, essayist and DIY map-maker Vanessa Berry takes us on an alternative tour of Sydney's lost and abandoned places in her blog, Mirror Sydney. Here, against the backdrop of a rapidly transforming urbanism, we bring you an excerpt from her new book of the same name – a timely meditation on place and time propelled by childhood memories and urban wanderings
- Being able to work across our differences is crucial if we are to solve the housing crisis in Melbourne, says urban planning professor Carolyn Whitzman, of University of Melbourne. Whitzman's background in activism now underpins her work on solving Melbourne's housing crisis: she describes her research as trying to make social change happen through experiments in deliberative democracy
- Our 8th print issue of Assemble Papers, ‘Metropolis.’, muses on the power of cities and their citizens to instigate and enact global change. AP editor Jana Perkovic shares her thoughts on the evolution of the issue, published in partnership with this year's MPavilion