BLAKitecture: Outwards or Inwards

  • 2020-03-16 6:15 pm 2020-03-16 7:15 pm Australia/Melbourne BLAKitecture: Outwards or Inwards MPavilion MPAVILION



Standing at the edge of a site and looking in, or standing in the middle and looking out? Two very different starting points for design. This forum will consider these two approaches, including the influence of abstract mapping and how we can be more connected to place in our design approach and how the site is connected to a wider dynamic system.

MPavilion’s third annual BLAKitecture forum brings together Indigenous built environment practitioners on the Yaluk-ut Weelam land of the Boon Wurrung people. The forum aims to centralise Indigenous voices in conversations about architecture, the representation of histories, the present state and the future of our built environments. BLAKitecture 2019/20 is co-curated by MPavilion’s program consultant Sarah Lynn Rees and Jack Mitchell.

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.