Happenings

November at MPavilion

When: Throughout November
Where: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
How much: Free
More info: MPavilion

And all of a sudden it’s November! The reception to this year’s pavilion has been overwhelmingly positive. Inspired by the principles of origami, the elegant structure designed by Carme Pinós has proven a favourite with many MPavilion attendees, including us here at AP! It has also passed the unofficial test of keeping us dry in the rain, and shielded from the spring sun. The November calendar touches on a broad range of topics, so if you haven’t made it down to the gardens, you might like to pop one of these events in your diary. These are just a few of our anticipated highlights for November – for the full program, visit the MPavilion website. This year’s MPavilion will wrap up on 3 February 2019.

Blakitecture: Memorialisation

Monday 26 November, 6:15 – 8:15pm

We strongly recommend heading along to at least one of the Blakitecture series before MPavilion closes. The series aims to centralise Indigenous voices in conversations about architecture, the representation of histories, the present state and the future of our built environments.  This forum looks at the role can design play in addressing the lack of memorials and visibility to the memories and legacy of the frontier wars in Australia.

PIA, AIA & AILA Present ‘The Missing Middle’

Thursday 29 November, 1:00 – 2:00pm

Join the Planning Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Architects and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects to discuss the missing middle; the forgotten portion of our cities, where large blocks and single family homes dominate the urban fabric.

Main image: MPavilion, photo by John Gollings