[CANCELLED] Translating Ambiance: Designing Sound, Light and Air in Urban Spaces



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Photo by Alban Mannisi.

Due to the current circustances we’ve taken the precaution to cancel this event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

We’ll continue to monitor developing circumstances and inform you if there are any changes to our other events.
Thanks, the MPavilion Team.

Sound design enthusiasts will love this event as part of Melbourne Design Week. Join local and international academics, artists and designers to both generate an ambiance inside MPavilion and discuss recent research and practice regarding ambiance and atmospheres.

Ambiance design creates small, localised environments that provide sites of restoration and experiential difference from the everyday noises and hubbub of the city. The event will include a curated set of conversations running concurrently with an in-situ installation. Hear a keynote talk from sound-artist Jordan Lacey, and Shanti Sumartojo (MADA), on the meaning of ambiance in a design and architecture context. This will be followed by a live ambiance installation featuring Philip Samartzis, Polly Stanton and Malte Wagenfeld. This event is funded and curated by Jordan Lacey (DECRA Fellow, School of Art / School of Design, RMIT University).


6.45pm: Keynote by Shanti Sumartojo
7.10pm: Keynote by Jordan Lacey
7.30-8.30pm: Sound Performance

This event is presented in collaboration with Melbourne Design Week.

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.