MPavilion Day: Dezeen Virtual Design Festival

Dezeen Virtual Design Festival


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On Thursday 25 June @ 7pm Australian time (10am UK time), MPavilion hosted a takeover of Deezen’s Virtual Design Festival—the world’s first online design festival.

Running until Friday 10 July, VDF is a groundbreaking showcase of elite design from around the world. Being invited to take the reins for a time is a huge honour, and one that we are going to make the most of in full MPavilion style—with a panel of incredible guests, and a book launch!

To help us celebrate our new book MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture (published by Thames & Hudson, designed by Studio Ongarato, available Monday 3 August), MPavilion founder Naomi Milgrom AC, British Curator & Gallery Director Dame Julia Peyton-Jones DBE, Australian Financial Review Design Editor Stephen Todd and the legendary architects responsible for the last six MPavilions will speak about the phenomenon of MPavilion itself, and the power of design to shape cities, societies and lives.

Join us on the day for the extraordinary chance to hear global heavyweights Sean Godsell, Amanda Levete, Bijoy Jain, Rem Koolhaas, David Gianotten, Carme Pinós and Glenn Murcutt AO in a series of in-depth conversations for this remarkable, one-off event.




Learn more about MPavilion: Encounter with Design and Architecture

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.