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Media wrap: Global press for MPavilion 2019 architect Glenn Murcutt AO

MPavilion and Melbourne were again in the global spotlight as we announced Glenn Murcutt AO as our distinguished architect for MPavilion 2019. Australia’s only Prizker Prize recipient made headlines in design media across the United States, Europe and Asia, as well as here at home, and was praised for his influential practice and dedication to…

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Revealed: Glenn Murcutt AO to design MPavilion 2019

We’re incredibly excited to share the news that Glenn Murcutt AO, Australia’s most internationally recognised architect, is our esteemed designer of MPavilion 2019! Glenn is the only Australian architect to receive the prestigious Pritzker Prize, awarded for his environmentally sensitive and responsible designs with a distinctly Australian character. He has also received the Alvar Aalto Medal, the Australian Institute of…

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Season wrap: MPavilion celebrates biggest season of free events

With our season of free events about to close on Sunday 17 February, we’re celebrating the community’s overwhelming response to MPavilion 2018, designed by Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós. The 2018/19 MPavilion program season has been our biggest yet, with 520 events encompassing talks and public lectures, open workshops, multidisciplinary performances, installations and kid-friendly experiences. Events were spread…

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Visited MPavilion this season? Take our survey now

Each year at MPavilion we aim to bring you an expansive season of free events in collaboration with people from all walks of life in the community, across architecture and design, arts and sciences, technology, education and more. MPavilion—an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation—is for you, with you. So we’d like to know how we…

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Q&A: Global collective Hyphen-Labs on the future of women in design

As the end of our blockbuster 2018/19 season of free events draws near, we still have a number of international guests to look forward to, including Hyphen-Labs co-founders Ece Tankal and Carmen Arguila y Wedge. A global team of women of colour at the intersection of technology, art, science and the future, Hyphen-Labs is both a commercial studio and a…

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Watch: Fixperts wrap up MPavilion community design challenge

One of the highlights of this season’s MPROJECTS series at MPavilion has been our Fixperts community engagement design intervention, which teamed members of the UK-based global design initiative with design students from RMIT, with the aim to assist people in the community. Over a period of six weeks, the teams worked with people from the community to create design solutions to problems that…

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News: Carme Pinós reflects on MPavilion as we extend our program  

Exciting news! We’ve extended our season of free events until Sunday 17 February, supported by our principal partner ANZ. With more talks, workshops, performances, installations and kid-friendly experiences to be soaked up this summer, the MPavilion 2018/19 season is our biggest yet, welcoming over 500 international and Australian guests, and more than 120,000 visitors to the…

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Meet MPavilion Writer in Residence Maddee Clark

We’re passionate about facilitating new discussions about design as part of our free annual program, and this season we went one further, initiating our inaugural writing residency program. In collaboration with the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and State Library Victoria, we awarded the position of MPavilion 2018 Writer in Residence to Maddee Clark, an exciting and…

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Read up: Visit MPavilion’s community design library

At MPavilion, design and community go hand in hand—one of the main objectives of the MPavilion project, initiated in 2014 by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, is to include people from all walks of life in conversations about how we build our cities and think about our collective future. We also love literature, collaborating with exciting Australian publishers…

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Look: Fixperts reveal results of community design intervention

This season at MPavilion, we’ve welcomed the UK-based global design sensations Fixperts to collaborate with RMIT design students and help the community while they’re at it. Fixperts is a creative social campaign that uses design to help people with everyday problems—they find people with essential needs and assist them through inventive yet simple design. In short, they…

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Q&A: Artist Esther Stewart brings colour and shape to MPavilion

Melbourne artist Esther Stewart has become one of our country’s most exciting international art stars in recent years. Her colourful, geometric paintings and sculptures have been praised far and wide, even leading to a collaboration with Italian fashion house Valentino in 2015. Working at the crossroads of art, architecture and design, Esther draws from Islamic mosaic and…

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Look: Photos from the MPavilion 2018 season so far

It’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through our season of free events! And because this time of year is all about looking back, here we give you a selection of snaps from the program so far, taken by our talented team of photographers. It would be an understatement to say that the community has embraced MPavilion 2018,…

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