MPavilion X National Sustainable Living Festival
Throughout February, MPavilion is proud to team up with the National Sustainable Living Festival to share a rich harvest of eco events with you.
Hear First Nations built environment practitioners discuss their thoughts about commonly-used terms like ‘co-design’ ,’collaboration’ and ‘consultation’. Dig into questions around community-led climate crisis action. Learn how architects can act to disrupt environmental destruction. Take a journey in reimagining waste through the repurposing of textiles. Consider potential, ideal futures—and their attainability—with a diverse group of invited speakers and fellow attendees. Find out what the fashion industry can learn from the food and farming industry. Unearth the ways Indigenous knowledge can help us better integrate nature and design into the construction of our cities. And see what’s possible when we cultivate cultures of caring.
What do the words ‘co-design’, ‘collaboration’ and ‘consultation’ actually mean in the context of Indigenous built environment projects? Two practitioners and two Traditional Owners share their experiences of projects undertaken together.
Community members, local Councillors, and climate experts discuss how the first community-led climate action pilot project allowed a Victorian community to identify their priorities and design actions that are owned and implemented by them.
Representatives from AIA Sustainable Architecture Forum, Architects Declare, Architects for Peace, and Architects without Frontiers share their advocacy and actions in facing the climate and biodiversity crisis.
Can coming together to ‘practice’ or verbalise future narratives be a way to bring new alternatives to bear? Invited speakers are asked to prepare a 3-5 minute piece of speculative fiction considering potential futures. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a short piece to share as we participate in a broader discussion and attempt to radicalise and reclaim our relationship to the future.
While architects frequently privilege the ego and the artefact, how can the professional embed a new culture of care into their practice? What might an ethic which seeks to infuse identity, dignity and equity into architectural work look like?
Join architects Jacinda Sadler, Allen Kong and Jefa Greenaway as they tackle these compelling questions through their unique perspectives.
A panel of built environment professionals explore how we can better integrate nature into the design and construction of our cities to support both human and non-humans alike.
A panel talk that brings experts across food, farming and fashion together to discuss what these industries can learn from each other in order to reimagine a future where regenerative practices are commonplace and their waste streams are reimagined.
A workshop aiming to get participants to reimagine waste with an opportunity to repurpose textile waste into a fun usable product, keeping the materials in circulation for longer.
A panel of design storytellers congregates around the field of Biodesign to reconcile, decolonise, and indigenise our urban environment. Guided by First Nations custodian leadership, the panel will highlight projects that expand cultures and communities of care.