Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.

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During the 2020 season, MPavilion responded to the needs of the time by hosting events at multiple locations.
Our 2020 season is now closed, but you can still visit these locations while we gear up for the launch of our next season, in November 2021.
Please note that some locations have set opening hours, so be sure to check them before your visit.


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Our Podcast Library is regularly updated with archive recordings from talks and readings from the first MPavilion season in 2014 to the present day.

It’s a place brimful of recordings so that you can visit—or revisit—a selection of our cultural events from over the years and listen in-season to the latest from MPavilion 2020.

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  • How is the climate crisis and the pandemic compelling cities to slow their growth, reduce their resources, minimise their footprints, and make us humans think about life outside of our own lifespans?  How could we create a circular economy, through the reuse of existing construction materials?  At Living Cities Forum 2021, we hear from award winning designer Maarten Gielen who will examine this and other questions in the context of time, alongside other global experts.  Gielen is an award-winning, Brussels-based designer and researcher, and a leading practitioner in changing the way materials are used in architecture and construction engineering. He is co-founder of the collective Rotor, a cooperative design practice that investigates the organisation of the material environment with the aim of helping designers salvage building produce to reduce waste.  The full speaker line up and program details will be announced in late June so stay tuned!  Living Cities Forum 2021 
Thursday 22 July, 9am-5pm
The Edge theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne  Link in bio to find out more, and register your attendance.  1) Maarten Gielen
2-3) Valbenoit, 2016, image by OBeart
4) Rotor Project  @nmf_au 
#LivingCitiesForum  @maarten.gielen.ok 
@rotordc  @dneus 
  • “This group of people led the way for all of the social changes that we’re able to experience now.” - MPavilion audience member, Lizzie.  In celebration of Pride Month, enjoy the MPavilion podcast 'The Coming Back Out Ball: in conversation'—a very special recording of Sibling Architecture’s takeover of MPavilion, ‘Designing the age-friendly city’. This uplifting event from our 2017 season was dedicated to LGBTQIA+ elders, fearlessness, belonging and joy.  Held at the Melbourne Town Hall in 2017, the Coming Back Out Ball saw the LGBTQIA+ community come together to celebrate and pay tribute to the elders—aged 65 and over—who paved the way for LGBTQIA+ rights.  ‘Designing the age-friendly city’ presented the Coming Back Out Ball organisers and attendees at a lunchtime performative and participatory conversation to explore the meaning and the significance of the Coming Back Out Ball as part of making an age-friendly and inclusive city.  🌈  Link in bio to listen 🌈  Image by @bryony_jackson_  #PrideMonth #ComingBackOutBall #SiblingArchitecture #DesigningTheAgeFriendlyCity #MPavilionPodcast #MPavilion2017
  • We are proud to publish the work of the MPavilion 2020 First Nations Early Career Writers Residency, in partnership with Footscray Community Arts Centre. 
___  Written by Ashleigh Millar, Declan Fry, Indiah Money, Tristen Harwood and Monique Grbec, each work is a response to the monthly program themes of MPavilion 2020. 
___  From relationships, to experiences of lockdown, to sacred Australian environments, these reflections comprise a powerful and affecting collection.
___  Mentored by writers Bridget Caldwell-Bright and Maddee Clark, the writers in residence wrote and developed their pieces throughout three months of 2020.  ___  Developed in partnership with Footscray Community Arts Centre, the First Nations Early Career Writers Residency is an initiative designed to provide emerging writers with an opportunity to enhance their practice through material and creative support.  ___  Link in bio to read the work.  ___  📷 Andy Butler, Nevena Spirovska and Maddee Clark speaking at Beyond diversity: Building global cities at MPavilion 2018. Photo by Vinisha Mulani.  @ashlmillar
#maddeeclark  #WritersInResidence 
  • “Several thousand years from now, nothing about you as an individual will matter. But what you did will have huge consequences. This is the paradox of the ecological age. And it is why action to change global warming must be massive and collective.” Timothy Morton, Being Ecological  How can the recursive time of non-human lifeforms influence how we think about the growth of our cities?  Joining us from Texas at Living Cities Forum 2021, is esteemed philosopher, Rita Shea Guffey Chair at Rice University and prolific author Timothy Morton who will delve deep into this concept as we take 'The Long View'.  Timothy is a member of the object-oriented philosophy movement advocating for a radical rethink in the way humans conceive of, and relate to, non-human animals and nature as a whole. They have collaborated with Laurie Anderson, Björk, Jennifer Walshe, Hrafnhildur Arnadottir, Sabrina Scott, Adam McKay, Jeff Bridges, Justin Guariglia, Olafur Eliasson, and Pharrell Williams.  Book now for Living Cities Forum 2021—and hear Timothy and other global speakers present ideas on shifting perspectives on the concept of time.  Thursday 22 July, 9am-5pm
The Edge theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne  Link in bio to find out more, and register your attendance.  1) Timothy Morton 
2) Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People,Verso, 2017
3) Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence, Columbia, 2016  @nmf_au 
#LivingCitiesForum  @tim303  @dneus