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.

past mPavilions

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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  • Could you be the designer of the MPavilion 2021 chair?
When MAP studio’s MPavilion launches in the Queen Victoria Gardens this November, our new home is going to need new seats.
Used for talks, concerts, workshops and general gatherings, the MPavilion 2021 chair will need to take a few design requirements into consideration. 🙇💭📐
Aesthetics will be a fun part of the project, too. To get a sense of the style you'll be responding to, take a look at MAP studio’s existing body of work on the MPavilion website. 
Along with having their work showcased to our extensive audience and entered into design awards throughout the MPavilion 2021 season, the selected designer will also get an exclusive creative development meeting with MAP studio.
Submissions are due by 5pm, Friday 6 August, so if you think you've got what it takes, it's time to start designing! 
Link in bio to find out more and apply! 
.  #MPavilion
#Furnituredesign  @mapstudio__magnani_pelzel
  • What does it mean to make a 'home' in the current housing market in Australia? 
.  The MPavilion podcast 'Home Made: Panel discussion' focuses on the future of compact living in Melbourne—housing projects both built and unbuilt, which reflect new approaches to finance, design, development, and shared living, including by Nightingale Housing, Assemble, Property Collectives, Tripple, and the Third Way. 
.  What can we learn from the communities making these projects home? Hear a panel of residents share their personal experiences and reflections, revealing what happens when design intention encounters the complex realities of everyday life.
.  Listen via the link in bio, or online at mpavilion.org/program-library/  #MPavilion #MPavilionpodcast  @nightingale.housing
  • 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