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.
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
What will the museum of the future be like? Senior curator at ACCA Annika Kristensen considers the meaning of 'civic' architecture and how an institution might contribute to the public good. It's the latest in our series of articles from Future West – a West Coast publication rethinking the future of urbanism through Western Australia