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Join MPavilion and a slew of design pundits and punters for a momentary detour discussing the intersections between design and the world we live in.

MPavilion is an annual Melbourne-based architecture commission hosting the best conversations, workshops and performances over the Australian spring and summer.

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Join MPavilion and a slew of design pundits and punters for a momentary detour discussing the intersections between design and the world we live in.

MPavilion is an annual Melbourne-based architecture commission hosting the best conversations, workshops and performances over the Australian spring and summer.

    MMeets—Honey Fingers presents 'Sparrows in the Supermarket'

    MMeets—Honey Fingers presents 'Sparrows in the Supermarket'

    Poetry and beekeeping finally came together in this wonderful event, seeing creative beekeeping practice Honey Fingers debut his poetry anthology—titled Sparrows in the Supermarket—with selected readings and a honey-themed grazing table.

    Honey Fingers is more than an urban beekeeping network—beekeeping is a wonderful and often mindful look into the natural world that exists in our urban environment. Beekeeping cultivates quiet observations of biological systems, the human community that lives in urban spaces, the technologies we use to share these observations, and the feelings that get caught up in all of this. In keeping with MPavilion’s theme for March—Knowledge: Shared Learning, Shared Power—the launch of Sparrows in the Supermarket welcomes into the world a collection of the lessons learned and little mantras assembled, in poetry, along the way.

    • 18 min
    MMeets—AsiaTOPA Takeover: Virtually Intimate

    MMeets—AsiaTOPA Takeover: Virtually Intimate

    Listen back to this artist talk with Yen Chou, Artistic Director of VM Studio + Very Theatre (狠主流 & 狠劇場) and Edwin Kemp Attrill, Artistic Director of ActNow Theatre about merging their artistic practices for Virtual Intimacy.

    The Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts—or Asia TOPA—settles into MPavilion for an action-packed month-long residency from Thursday 20 February to Sunday 15 March. Each day of the residency, talented and multidisciplinary guests from Asia TOPA’s international roster of artists will give a lunchtime performance at MPavilion, from 12.30–1.30pm.

    Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne with support from the Australian and Victorian governments. With major seed funding from the Sidney Myer Fund, Arts Centre Melbourne has initiated a landmark collaboration with Melbourne’s community of culture makers and national arts leaders to introduce powerful new voices from Asia to our stages. Asia TOPA takes place from January to March 2020.

    • 57 min
    MMeets—Technology-driven approaches in healthcare architecture and design

    MMeets—Technology-driven approaches in healthcare architecture and design

    This podcast from early 2020 explores the potential of technology-driven approaches to drive innovation in the area of healthcare architecture, design and research. Virtual Reality (VR) is an emerging and rapidly developing technology that can be used as a powerful method to engage end-users in healthcare and design projects. It is well suited for projects aiming to design human-centered spaces, which contribute to positive outcomes and user experience. The topics for this session are drawn from the New and Optimised Virtual Environments Living Lab (NOVELL) project led by Professor Julie Bernhardt at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. This project sets out to rethink how rehabilitation facilities are designed and integrated into new models of care.

    This event was made possible by the Hugh D T Williamson Foundation through funding for MPavilion’s Design & Science series of events.

    • 17 min
    MMeets—Asiatopa Takeover: The Dynamics Of Taste

    MMeets—Asiatopa Takeover: The Dynamics Of Taste

    Listen back as Takao Kawaguchi, Linda Sastradipradja and Amaara Raheem join in conversation with Dr Philipa Rothfield and Dr Priya Srinivasan. This conversation interrogates the politics of taste; in particular the politics of arts ecologies that define questions of aesthetic value and the systems that support them. In particular, we ask what it means to be a practitioner of “traditional” art forms in a landscape that privileges “the contemporary” and how taste can be thought to be hegemonic. Which art forms are seen, funded, showcased, valued and supported is ever-changing and exposes the trends of the time, but more so, the policy and power systems in place. This conversation asks whether the “traditional” can be unpacked to reveal its often colonial, postcolonial, hybrid and contemporary origins in order to rethink the very notion of taste.

    In partnership with Dancehouse.

    • 57 min
    MMeets—Parlour Summer Salon

    MMeets—Parlour Summer Salon

    Listen back us as Parlour—an organisation advocating for gender equity and increased representation in architecture—hosts an informal conversation between Hélène Frichot, Professor of Architecture & Philosophy and Director of the Bachelor of Design at the University of Melbourne, and Charity Edwards, founder of The Afterlives of Cities research collective and lecturer at Monash University.

    Casual and welcoming, the Parlour Summer Salon is an opportunity to connect with many of the women active in our built environment.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Victoria Lynn

    Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Victoria Lynn

    "Free admission is not enough, we need to do more... it means we have to go with art to the people."
    —Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator at the Serpentine Gallery in London, in conversation with Victoria Lynn, Director of TarraWarra Museum of Art

    Essential listening for anyone interested in art, curation and culture: Hans Ulrich Obrist spoke in early May with Victoria Lynn about what a building without walls can do for bringing art to the community. Exploring experimentation, conversation marathons, how early morning joggers use pavilions, a world after COVID-19, digital engagement, Roland Barthes, and the value of art in a crisis — this conversation is not to be missed.

    • 45 min

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