The third in our series of Assemble Papers-themed guides to the MPavilion programme.
Common’ing AILA Cultivate presents a panel discussion exploring the potential intersections of landscape architecture and deliberative development. Conversation around deliberative development has predominantly focused on the discipline of architecture and the apartment typology. Featuring Andy Fergus from the City of Melbourne; Brighid Sammon from Hansen Partnership; landscape architecture practice Emergent Studios; Kate Dundas at 3000acres; and Rodney Wulff from Tract Consultants, the event asks: how can landscape practice contribute to—and potentially lead—future development projects?
Don’t Call It A Run Club Join local running club AM:PM.RC for a multi-part event musing on running as a way to explore and learn more about our vibrant city. The AM:PM.RC is made up of a team of creatives from a range of disciplines, including architecture, planning, photography, fashion and more. The two hour event will begin with an interactive panel discussion on urban running, a 30-minute group run, as well as group warm-up and cool-down exercises DJ’d by AM:PM.RC’s own Alexandra Kovac.
On Insect Hotels and Bee Hives in the City The Honey Fingers Collective hosts a discussion on urban bee-keeping and how we might engage with our non-human neighbours (think insects, possums!) in the complex web of urban ecology. Nic Dowse and and Zhu Ohmu of Honey Fingers will present a range of beehives and insect hotels created by themselves as examples of how we might begin to consider the relationship between humans and native insects and animals in the city.
BLAKitecture An open forum bringing together Indigenous built environment practitioners from across Australia to MPavilion, on the Yalukit Willam land of the Boon Wurrung people. BLAKitecture asks: what is Indigenous architecture? how, through design, can we respectfully embed our Indigenous past, present and future as well as our colonial history, while also embracing our multicultural, technological, agricultural and industrial evolutions? How do we empower the built environment profession with a sensibility to work with Indigenous communities? And how can we encourage young Indigenous people to take up a career in the built environment? Featuring Sarah Lynn Rees, a Palawa, Plangermaireener woman, IADV director and manager of MPavilion’s 2017 regional program; architect Kevin O’Brien, Kaurereg and Meriam, Torres Strait; architect Andrew Lane, whose Aboriginal heritage comes from his mother, who was born in a town camp in Walcha, NSW; architect Dillon Kombumerri, Yugembir; landscape architect and visual artist Paul Herzich, Ngarrindjeri/Kaurna; designer Linda Kennedy, Yuin, Dharawhal; architect and IADV founding director Jefa Greenaway, Wailwan/Kamilaroi; and founding director of IADV and commissioner of the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Rueben Berg, Gundijmara.
Onigiri is a staple found everywhere in Japan: from the aisles of convenience stores to fancy food halls. This week, the wonderful Julia Busuttil Nishimura shares two quick recipes for home made onigiri with mustard greens and umeboshi, and mushroom onigiri (scroll down for more), for a rice-filled belly on the go
As a number of Melbourne's prominent gay venues started to close down, Sam Cremean felt a sense of loss. This prompted him to investigate what was happening to gay neighbourhoods internationally. He discovered that these important spaces were slowly disappearing from cities around the world
Where European architecture starts with the exterior shape of the building, Asian buildings are imagined from the inside out. Curators of the acclaimed Indonesia Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018, Ary Indra and David Setiadi, elucidate how 'emptiness' is sculpted in Indonesian architecture, one remarkable building at a time