ACCA’s final Cities of Architecture lecture for this year will tour the west Mexican city of Guadalajara through the eyes of Diego Ramírez-Lovering, deputy dean and associate dean of Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) and co-founding managing director of Monash Architecture Studio (MAS).
One of Latin America’s fastest growing cities, Guadalajara fuses a long history of tradition and folklore with a vibrant and emerging contemporary arts and architecture scene. Professor Diego Ramírez-Lovering will explore the notion of ‘Opportunistic Urbanism’ – the influence of the the ad hoc, the contingent and the easily obtainable – in the context of the city’s evolving social issues. Arrive at 5pm for a complimentary Guadalajara-inspired cocktail by the Melbourne Gin Company.
In 2012, a Berlin art collective signed a 40-year peppercorn lease on a disused railway depot in suburban Berlin. Five years later, Centre for Art and Urbanism (ZK/U) has become a recognised hub of urban innovation and social activism. On the eve of ZK/U’s fifth birthday celebrations, Jana Perkovic chats to ZK/U co-founder and director Matthias Einhoff about ZK/U’s past, present and future.
In two years, Marisa Yiu will finally add architecture ‘proper’ to her portfolio, when a built project goes up with her firm among its designers. But, for now, the in-demand architect relishes working beyond built form, in an inventive realm where design advocacy and pedagogy meets the social and cultural development of people and their cities
Named 'one of Melbourne's most tasteful deejays', Perth-bred Toni Yotzi's tunes will lead us into the summer solstice celebrations at the zero-waste, solar-powered Off The Grid festival in the ACCA forecourt on 22 December. Ahead of the event, she's prepared an exclusive EARS mix for us, merging obscure sounds with irresistible beats for months of summery listens