Dialogues on venice:

Rethinking the Past, Present and Future of the City

Dialogues on venice:

Rethinking the Past, Present and Future of the City

MPavilion was transformed into a pop-up architecture studio for ‘Venice Studio Melbourne’. Over seven days, a suite of live streamed short design studios and public programs werw led by international offices of architecture and urbanism with 88 participating students—located both in Melbourne and internationally.

The public had the opportunity to be a ‘fly on the wall’—observing working live streamed studio sessions with some of the best architects on the planet while students developed their projects.

The program also included a four-part lecture series exploring the past, present and future of Venice featuring a lineup of international speakers.

This condensed satellite edition of the annual Venice Studio held in Italy each July aimed to renew international conversation about the architectural and urban complexities of Venice in light of present-day challenges and opportunities. MAP Studio, a Venetian practice and designer of the 2021 MPavilion, were the ‘Venice Studio Melbourne at MPavilion’ guest Programme Directors.

This program was developed in partnership with Scott Woods of Venice Studio and Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne and is supported by the Venice Municipal Council. 

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Building and Living an Exception – Venice between Myth and Contemporaneity

Roberta Martinis – Professor of the History of Architecture, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Lugano, Switzerland
Sunday 9 January: 6.00-7.00pm

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venice and modernity

Part 1

Part 2

Francesco Dal Co with Luka Skansi
Monday 10 January: 6.00-7.00pm

– Francesco Dal Co is Professor Emeritus of the History of Architecture at IUAV University Venice, Head of Architecture
Publications at Electa Publishing House in Milan and Director of Casabella magazine.
– Luka Skansi is Associate Professor of the History of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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Venice: City of the Future

Serena Maffioletti – Professor of Urban and Architectural Composition, IUAV University Venezia – Italy. Coordinator, Archivio Progetti, IUAV University Venezia
Tuesday 11 January: 6.00-7.00pm

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Venice as a Paradigm: A Genealogy of Mendes da Rocha’s Imagination

Daniele Pisani – Associate Professor of History of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Wednesday 12 January: 6.00-7.00pm

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which MPavilion stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise they have been creating, telling stories and caring for Country for thousands of generations.