We’re hiring – Community manager and marketing assistant

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Community manager and marketing assistant (3-4 days per week) MPavilion is seeking a moderately experienced, enthusiastic community manager and marketing assistant, with considerable skills in social media, image and video production, writing and attention to detail. MPavilion is an annual architecture commission with a four-month program of free events. We are a tiny team that…

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We’re hiring – Assistant to CEO and Creative Director

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Assistant to CEO and Creative Director (3-5 days per week) MPavilion is seeking an enthusiastic assistant to creative director of MPavilion and CEO of Naomi Milgrom Foundation with excellent organisational, writing and administrative skills as part of our small fast-paced and flexible project team. The Naomi Milgrom Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that initiates and…

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Introducing our next architects

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We’ve only just wrapped-up the MPavilion 2016/17 program and now we are thrilled to unwrap our next architect for you. The fourth MPavilion, arriving in spring 2017, will be designed by Netherlands–based architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA. A creator of modern architectural icons, OMA is a prolific international practice of worldwide distinction…

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A Q & A with Jonnine Standish

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Jonnine Standish is an acclaimed art director and musician, perhaps best known as one-half of the lauded minimal electronic duo, HTRK. Thematically her lyrics explore the body’s reaction to work and loss using sex drive and humour as themes and devices. She is also the co-curator of M*Sync, a celebration of collective consciousness that includes…

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A Q & A with David Patman of the Unconscious Collective

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David Patman is a social theorist, digital artist and consultant who works with the unconscious social dynamics of groups and communities. Trained as an engineer with a PhD in social theory, David is interested in the sociology and cybernetics of sleeping and dreaming. David is co-founder and director of the Unconscious Collective – an informal…

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Interview: a Q & A with Aric Chen

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Aric Chen is lead curator for design and architecture at M+, the new museum of visual culture under construction in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District slated for completion in 2019. Aric Chen joins on Tuesday night for MTalks—Design and architecture from an Asian (museum’s) point of view and ahead of his arrival we asked him some questions. __________ MPavilion:…

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Four questions with Professor Julie Bernhardt

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Julie Bernhardt, professor at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne, is a clinician scientist who has spent more than twenty-five years helping patients recover from brain injuries. The scope of her work has expanded to include the use of virtual reality (VR). Julie joins us at MPavilion for a number of…

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A Q & A with ‘Tree-telling’ artist Caitlin Franzmann

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In Tree-telling, artist Caitlin Franzmann deploys seven hand-crafted divination cards as the trigger for experimental one-on-one encounters between herself and individual participants. The seven cards are paired with seven sound compositions, each corresponding to a tree in the Queen Victoria Gardens surrounding the MPavilion: Canary Island Palm, River Red Gum, London Plane, Algerian Oak, Jacaranda, Atlas…

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A Q & A with Claudia Martinez Mansell of Greening Bourj Al Shamali

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The Greening Bourj Al Shamali initiative aims to green and improve the living conditions in Bourj Al Shamali refugee camp in Lebanon, a theoretically temporary Palestinian refugee camp that is now a 60-year-old informal urban environment, densely built and without green spaces. The aim is to create a community garden in the camp, as well…

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November’s Greatest Hits

Summer is here. It’s time to enjoy the gradual, upward climb of the thermometer as warmth seeps back into our weary bones. The change of month also means it’s time for our monthly wrap. Yes! It’s time for November’s greatest hits. Scroll-on down for the best of November. Bug Blitz, like in October, captured the imaginations and…

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Get your very own P.A.M x MPavilion tee!

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Designed by P.A.M especially for MPavilion, these tees are inspired by this year’s MPavilion architect Bijoy Jain and his design for MPavilion 2016—as well as MPavilion’s location in the colourful, verdant Queen Victoria Gardens. The material is 100% cotton cheesecloth, sourced from India to match this season’s MPavilion commission, and the tees are unisex and…

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Gallery: MPavilion 2016 by Rory Gardiner

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London-based and Melbourne born, Australian photographer Rory Gardiner works in a photographic realm overtaken by the relative ease and undeniable immediacy of digital. Rory captures the world in analogue, carrying on the beautiful tradition of a photograph made by the simple yet wonderful process of light falling on sensitive, tangible film. In this series commissioned…

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