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.
China’s nightclub scene emerged in the early 1990s as a crucial place for collective gathering, quickly becoming a new meeting place for intellectuals and artists where radical ideas and thoughts could be freely exchanged.
Today, Chen Wei has painstakingly researched, recreated and photographed a visual archive of '90s Chinese club culture in an effort to document these revolutionary settings
Critic, curator, editor and provocateur Mimi Zeiger has written three books on tiny houses. Now, she turns to utopia: how do speculative fictions and futurisms drive architecture? Her hometown of Los Angeles is a case in point, a depository of radical dreams, be it Afro-Futurism or a promise of downtown walkability
Carine Thévenau documents and examines deserted playground relics of the Japanese 1980s financial boom (and bust). The abandoned structures create a visual silence, allowing room for curiosity and critical thought. This interval, referred to as “Ma” in Japanese philosophy, is defined as a space between, or a pause that enables space for emotion, thought and life to pass through it