Melbourne Design Week X MPAVILION

 

Kicking off on Friday 26 March, Melbourne Design Week joins forces with MPavilion for a series of MTalks and MMeets that delve into community-centred sustainable housing, the ethics of the ‘white cube’ gallery, the role of bathhouses in reconnecting community, urban planning in the age of COVID-19, and much more.

 

MTALKS
HOME MADE PANEL DISCUSSION

fRI 26 mARCH, 6.30-9.30PM

Following the disruption to Melbourne Design Week 2020, Home Made is relaunched with a new impetus as we emerge from Covid-19 lockdown with an altered relationship with our homes. A panel conversation to launch the Home Made exhibition, curated in collaboration with New Architects Melbourne invites speakers from key innovative housing projects across Melbourne, including Assemble 122 Roseneath Street, Clifton Hill, Property Collectives McCracken Street, Northcote, Nightingale 2.0, and Murundaka Co-Housing, Heidelberg Heights. 

MMEETS
HOME MADE EXHIBITION

Sat 27 March, 10am-6pm

Leveraging the track record of housing innovation concentrated in Melbourne in the past decade, this exhibition explores what a more community-centred, sustainable housing model might look like and how it can provide an attractive, generous way of living in our urban centres.

MTALKS
PUBLISHING AS PUBLIC SPACE

Sat 27 March, 2pm-5pm

A collective of young thinkers and design satirists—as well as established publishers and editors—investigate the ways design thinking is evolving in Australia and beyond. 

MTALKS
COMMUNAL CEREMONIES: THE MODERN BATHHOUSE
SUN 28 MARCH, 11AM-12.30PM

The founders of the new Sense Of Self bathhouse talk about bringing the social ritual of communal bathing back to our communities. Hear how they designed the space to combat the problem of isolation and disconnectedness and how bathing could be one of the answers to bringing us back together again. 

MTALKS
2021 DESIGN TRUST CRITICALLY HOMEMADE X MPAVILION

Join an online forum about creative collaboration, resilience and hope with Design Trust Critically Homemade.

MTALKS
EXPLORING NEW AND IMPROVED WAYS OF URBAN LIVING FOR A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD
MON 29 MARCH, 1-4PM

With facilitated audience participation, respected academic, government, and industry experts pull together the threads of the opportunity of the COVID-19 situation to identify cooperatively better urban living ways for a post-pandemic world.

 

MMEETS
MAKING A MOUNTAIN + DISCUSSION WITH HIP V HYPE
MON 29 MARCH, 8-10PM

Curated by Transitions Film Festival, join Hip V Hype for a panel discussion on sustainable architecture, followed by a screening of the feature documentary Making a Mountain – BIG / Bjarke Ingels, a decade-long adventure to build ‘CopenHill’, one of the world’s most innovative and iconic examples of green architecture and ‘Hedonistic Sustainability’. 

MMEETS
THREE BODIES: FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Tue 30 march, 6.30-8pm


This screening of Three Bodies—by Dorothy Allen-Pickard, commissioned by Molonglo—will be followed by a panel discussion that explores how the built environment can either be a pathway or a barrier to community, opportunity, and pleasure, depending on how places are designed, and who they are designed for.

 

MMEETS
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE: WHITE CUBE – FILM SCREENING – WITH RENZO MARTENS & DAVID GIANOTTEN
tHURS 1 APRIL, 8-10PM

Join us for the Australian premiere of White Cubethe Dutch documentary by Renzo Martens that features the architecture studio behind MPavilion Monash, OMA. Moving viewers between the violence of the plantation system and the aesthetic ‘civility’ of the white cube, the film asks: can museums ever hope to be inclusive when no reparations have yet been paid to the plantation workers who financed—and in some cases, continue to invest—the very foundations of these institutions?  

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.