Public Protocols

Public Protocols


31 jANUARY—27 fEBRUARY 2022


31 jANUARY—27 fEBRUARY 2022

Public Protocols is a month-long exploration of public space through digital and physical performative research that finds inspiration in daily rituals and movement.

The workshop invites young participants of all backgrounds to expand on February’s theme of “Rituals: Marking Life”

A series of weekly Zoom meets and creative actions in public space will culminate in a weekend of digital-physical performances that trace and explore the mundane and novel ways we use the city through bodily movement, temporary installation, and visual documentation.

During each week’s meeting, participants will be prompted to react to a particular question about public space. Through a series of performative mappings, investigative reports and actions, participants will explore different areas of Melbourne as they work at developing new skills in spatial analysis. Space Saloon’s interdisciplinary workshop will include inputs from architects, urban designers, researchers, choreographers, dancers and scenographers. The approach will be experimental and open to new inputs as we collectively reinterpret the ways in which Melbourne is used, lived in and perceived today during the global shift imposed by the pandemic.

There will be four online sessions culminating in a final weekend of interventions and installations in and around MPavilion. Outputs may include temporary installation and actions with visual documentation.

For this special program we’re inviting all doers and thinkers passionate about art, architecture, urbanism or public space—to submit an expression of interest.

It is open to people of aged between 18-25 living in Victoria, and no prior experience is necessary.

This program will be led by Space Saloon (Rebecca van Beeck, Gian Maria Socci, Danny Wills) x Sam Holleran

Expressions of interest to take part have now closed.

Key Dates

Applications open – 1 December 2021

Applications close – 9 January 2022

Applicants notified – mid January

Weekly Zoom Sessions

  • Monday 31 January, 5-6.30pm
  • Monday 7 February, 5-6.30pm
  • Monday 14 February, 5-6.30pm
  • Monday 21 February, 5-6.30pm

Weekend Summit

  • Saturday 26 February, 10am-4pm
  • Sunday 27 February, 10am-4pm