MPavilion: December Round-up

When: 3 October - 4 February
Where: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
How much: Free!
More info: MPavilion website

The third in our series of Assemble Papers-themed guides to the MPavilion programme.

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?

New Housing Models: from Co-Design to Hybrid Spaces
Head down to the Pavilion to join a round-table discussion focusing on how new housing models and design methodologies might shape future Melbourne. Featuring Jessie Hochberg-Summons of Nightingale Housing; David Constantine of Ellis Jones; Joshua Amsellem at Technē Architecture and Design and Madeleine Swain, editor at Architectural Review.

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.

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.

Head over to the MPavilion website to peruse the full programme of upcoming events.

Main image courtesy MPavilion.