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Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhales

Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhales

“We sail up and up above you, we are the Skywhales!” On Saturday 19 March, in the early morning hours, thousands gathered at Corben Oval to witness Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhales take their inaugural flight across Melbourne’s skies. The moving morning saw Skywhale and Skywhalepapa come to life under a full moon before they floated off…

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022—and Women’s History Month all throughout March—we’ve delved into the MPavilion archives to round up some of the most thought-provoking, inspiring and important conversations with women that we’ve been fortunate to host over the past eight years.  Listen to conversations covering everything from women in architecture and design to empowering…

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MPavilion x Pidapipo

MPavilion x Pidapipo

What says summer more than MPavilion and gelato from Pidapipo? We’ve teamed up with the good folk at Pidapipo to bring you the ultimate summer collaboration—a unique flavour designed for MPavilion 2021! Inspired by the colours of MAP studio (Venice) ’s MPavilion, Pidapipo has created a crushed passionfruit granita with fresh yoghurt gelato, which will…

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Q&A: Helen Rix Runting

Q&A: Helen Rix Runting

Secretary is a Stockholm-based office for architecture. Founded in 2017 by theorist Helen Runting and architects Karin Matz and Rutger, the practice is built on a shared interest in the capacity of architecture to facilitate a dignified life at the scale of the population. We had the pleasure of chatting with Helen while she is…

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Give the gift of design with MPavilion

Give the gift of design with MPavilion

MPAVILION SHOP Searching for the perfect gift for the design-lover in your life? Treat them (or yourself) to something special from the MPavilion Kiosk this holiday season. MPavilion: Encounters with Design & Architecture Book —$80 Exploring how each architect addressed the design of MPavilion, the book reflects a growing and much needed broader conversation about…

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Calling all doers and thinkers! We want you for ‘Public Protocols’ with Space Saloon

Calling all doers and thinkers! We want you for ‘Public Protocols’ with Space Saloon

Want to be involved in a workshop led by international collective Space Saloon? MPavilion has teamed up with Space Saloon—a design laboratory on the move—to host ‘Public Protocols‘—a month-long exploration of public space through digital and physical performative research that finds inspiration in daily rituals and movement. And we’re inviting all doers and thinkers passionate…

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WELCOME TO MPAVILION 2021 BY MAP STUDIO (VENICE)! FIRST BIRD’S EYE FOOTAGE AND PHOTOS

WELCOME TO MPAVILION 2021 BY MAP STUDIO (VENICE)! FIRST BIRD’S EYE FOOTAGE AND PHOTOS

The moment we’ve all been waiting for…drum roll, please…MPavilion 2021—’The Lightcatcher‘—by MAP studio (Venice) is officially open in the Queen Victoria Gardens! An urban lighthouse. A beacon of joy. An architectural playground. MAP studio’s ‘The Lightcatcher‘ truly needs to be experienced in person to enjoy the grandeur from every angle. Can’t wait to get down…

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Your MPavilion 2021 program is here!

Your MPavilion 2021 program is here!

After being the world’s most locked-down city, we’re putting on the biggest MPavilion season yet! Are you (and your calendar) ready? We’re so excited to launch the program for our forthcoming season, taking place in the Queen Victoria Gardens from 2 December 2021 to 24 April 2022, with online events from 23 November 2021. MPavilion…

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Could you be one of the next M_Curators?

Could you be one of the next M_Curators?

For the third year in a row, MPavilion is looking for 15 to 25-year-olds interested in programming, curating, art, design and architecture to be in our next cohort of M_Curators: a passionate group of young people shaping our 2021 season.  Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, this invaluable mentoring opportunity will provide young people with hands-on experience…

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Want to be part of the MPavilion 2021 program?

Want to be part of the MPavilion 2021 program?

Expressions of interest are now open to be a part of our eighth season, taking place between 11 November 2021 and 27 March 2022.  From lockdown epiphanies to longstanding ideas, if you have a talk, workshop, performance, installation or intervention in mind, we want to hear from you! Proposals will need to draw inspiration from…

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Revealing MAP Studio (Venice)’s MPavilion 2021 design

Revealing MAP Studio (Venice)’s MPavilion 2021 design

We’ve waited a long time to reveal MAP studio’s MPavilion—almost two years! And now the wait is over.  We are delighted to bring you ‘The Lightcatcher’. The shimmering, kaleidoscopic design will provide an urban lighthouse for MPavilion’s 2021 program of free cultural events at our home located on the land of the people of the…

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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.