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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.

    MTalks—Mirnungumayimanha: Part Two

    MTalks—Mirnungumayimanha: Part Two

    As Nyoongar Country morphs into Yamatji Country, off the coast of the small port town of Geraldton in Western Australia, there lies an archipelago of 122 islands and coral reefs known as Houtmans Abrohlos.

    Home to Australia’s largest single species fishery, the Western Rock Lobster industry, the fishermen who drive this $500 million industry have grown their isolated community of colourful fibro shacks since the early 1900s—but times have never been harder.

    In recent years, the pandemic and a shifting political landscape has decimated the industry, forcing many fishermen to empty their cray-pots back into the ocean and find alternate income streams, including continued exporting through unofficial ‘grey channels’.

    Woven into the background of this contemporary geopolitical story is a history of shipwrecks, mutiny, sunken treasure and brutal survival. However before any tall ships arrived, the Yamatji and Nyoongar people told stories that go back tens of thousands of years, stories of crayfish and Country that go back to the Dreaming…

    Come hear some of those stories, and learn about the past, present and future of traditional crayfishing on Sea and Country.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    MTalks—Mirnungumayimanha: Part One

    MTalks—Mirnungumayimanha: Part One

    As Nyoongar Country morphs into Yamatji Country, off the coast of the small port town of Geraldton in Western Australia, there lies an archipelago of 122 islands and coral reefs known as Houtmans Abrohlos.

    Home to Australia’s largest single species fishery, the Western Rock Lobster industry, the fishermen who drive this $500 million industry have grown their isolated community of colourful fibro shacks since the early 1900s—but times have never been harder.

    In recent years, the pandemic and a shifting political landscape has decimated the industry, forcing many fishermen to empty their cray-pots back into the ocean and find alternate income streams, including continued exporting through unofficial ‘grey channels’.

    Woven into the background of this contemporary geopolitical story is a history of shipwrecks, mutiny, sunken treasure and brutal survival. However before any tall ships arrived, the Yamatji and Nyoongar people told stories that go back tens of thousands of years, stories of crayfish and Country that go back to the Dreaming…

    Come hear some of those stories, and learn about the past, present and future of traditional crayfishing on Sea and Country.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    MTalks—Who’s Afraid of Public Space? Think Tank #4: Movement of People & Safety in Public

    MTalks—Who’s Afraid of Public Space? Think Tank #4: Movement of People & Safety in Public

    This panel discussion explores ideas of safety, movement, surveillance, physical distancing, visibility and invisibility within Melbourne’s public spaces.

    Think Tank Moderator Nur Shkembi, artist, curator and PhD candidate, University of Melbourne, and Curatorial Advisory Group member for Who’s Afraid of Public Space?, is joined by esteemed local cultural contributors including Idil Ali, writer, performer, youth practitioner and community organiser; Antony Hamilton, Artistic Director, Chunky Move; Nicole Kalms, Associate Professor in Department of Design and founding director of Monash University XYX Lab; and Steven Rhall, artist, curator and PhD candidate at Monash University.

    This Think Tank is fourth in the series presented by ACCA and produced as part of 'Who’s Afraid of Public Space?'

    • 1 hr 29 min
    MMeets—EmAGN: Where to Next?

    MMeets—EmAGN: Where to Next?

    Tune in for a panel discussion hosted by Emerging Architects and Graduate Network (EmAGN) to hear emerging and established architects discussing future perspectives for young architects and designers looking to a brighter future in 2022.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    MTalks—Lost Property: The Challenge of Uncovering Residential Vacancy

    MTalks—Lost Property: The Challenge of Uncovering Residential Vacancy

    What if we have enough vacant properties to house the 80,000 people on Victoria’s public housing waiting list? If you believe housing is a human right, this talk is for you.

    Renegade economist Karl Fitzgerald explains how the traditional methods of evaluating residential vacancy rates are inaccurate and favour investors.

    Urban geographer at the University of Melbourne Dr Kate Shaw weighs in on the economic, social, and cultural factors and incentives that cause property to be hoarded—and what policies need to change to correct the situation. Data science officer Flavia Barar discusses the challenges around obtaining data that shines a light on housing issues in Australia and spatial data marketing and communications expert Emma Joughin moderates on using data to uncover residential vacancy rates with the hopes of exposing the vacant residential properties that could house more Victorians

    • 56 min
    MTalks—Transforming the Transition: Hope-full Futures

    MTalks—Transforming the Transition: Hope-full Futures

    Crossing species lines and national borders, COVID-19 has swiftly foregrounded the interconnected state of all life, human and otherwise, illuminating the myriad ways human culture is entangled with and dependent upon the well-being of more-than-human ecologies.

    As relentless change and unpredictability become ‘the new norm’, how might those other worlds, beyond the human, help to envision possible futures that centre care, hope and collaborative resilience?

    And how might they help reimagine periods of instability as periods of transition, or even sites for transformation?

    Reflecting on worlds beyond the human, this panel of interdisciplinary practitioners explore themes of adaptation, emergence, symbiosis, ecological stewardship, and storytelling for collaborative survival.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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