MPavilion @mpavilion

#MPavilion : A ​unique architecture commission & cultural laboratory for Melbourne. Opening November 2019.

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Up on the #MPavilion #podcast : What should cultural heritage encompass? What should be protected—how and why? Spring evening design debates with the Australian Institute of Architects returned to MPavilion during our most recent season of free events. Representatives from the Victorian Chapter of the AIA went head to head on timely and enduring ideas in architecture, including this debate, titled ‘New heritage’. Panellists included Sofie Kvist, Matt Gibson, Tania Davidge, Ross Turnbull and Clare Cousins. . Listen on the podcast or online at

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‘And as he drew, it struck him. Past and present were coalescing. The pavilion he was drawing was resembling an aircraft wing. The platform was like a tablecloth laid on grass, only transported to Queen Victoria Gardens’. Thanks to Ray Edgar @theageaustralia for his beautifully poignant write-up of Glenn Murcutt and his design for MPavilion 2019. Read the full story in The Age. #architecture #MPavilion2019 #GlennMurcutt

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MPavilion by Glenn Murcutt AO opens in the Queen Victoria Gardens from November 14, 2019. . View the full video and interview with Glenn on our website 👉#linkinbio #MPavilion2019 #GlennMurcuttAO

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Big news! We couldn’t be more excited to unveil MPavilion 2019 — this year designed by Australia’s only Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate, Glenn Murcutt AO. The refined, minimal design reflects Murcutt’s significant contribution to climate-responsive architecture. Commenting on his MPavilion design, Glenn Murcutt AO said: “The MPavilion design is a crisp white building that will be lit at night like a lantern, giving the pavilion a feeling of lightness. For me it was central to establish a sense of ‘place’ for visitors—to view from within the building, the gardens, the river, and the city.” MPavilion by Glenn Murcutt AO opens in the Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne on November 14, 2019. #MPavilion2019 #GlennMurcutt . Image credits: 1: Sketch by Glenn Murcutt 2: Sketch by Glenn Murcutt 3: Image by Imageplay 4: Sketch by Glenn Murcutt 5: Sketch by Glenn Murcutt 6: Render by Two Feathers

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On the #MPavilion #podcast this week: Spoken-word, poetry, sound, movement and discussion intersect with a line-up of emerging storytellers. Last season’s ‘FOREGROUND’ event brought storytelling styles that are usually in the background to MPavillion with the intention to create a playful and safe space for important and meaningful conversations. Guests included Oscar Key-Sung, Aretha Brown, Jo Pugh, Shannon May Powell, Joshua Lynch, Ichikawaedward, Jonathan Homsey and Jacob Coppedge. . Following the performances is a panel discussion with the seven artists, allowing the audience (and now you!) to step into the narrative: 🎧👉

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We are very excited to share the news that MPavilion 2018 designed by Carme Pinós has been shortlisted by the @worldarchfest awards in the Completed Buildings - Culture category! #WAF #architecture #MPavilion

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On the #MPavilion #podcast : Join a vital panel conversation interrogating the role of gender in leadership, presented by Collectivity Talks. During our most recent season of events, ‘Leadership and women’ interrogated the attributes of good leadership. Should gender enter the discussion? Why the controversy around quotas? Do female leaders have a responsibility to foster the careers of other women? . Speakers included co-founder of MindTribes, Div Pillay, Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman and community worker Lidia Thorpe, Professor Dale Fisher, and lawyer and human rights advocate Prue Gilbert. . 🎧 . 📷 @marieluises

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On the #MPavilion #podcast this week: Is perfectionism an asset or a barrier? In so many aspects of our lives we continually strive for perfection—from needing the highest marks in school, to playing the best on the footy ground every week, to portraying the “perfect” life on Instagram. Sometimes this need for perfection is necessary for a task and at other times it hinders our performance. Join an intriguing discussion from our 2018 season presented by Science Gallery Melbourne to explore how perfectionism exists both positively and negatively across a range of different industries, from the need for precision in making the next big scientific discovery to performance anxiety in the performing arts. This event was supported by the Hugh Williamson Foundation as part of the Science Gallery Hugh T Williamson Lecture series. Image by Lucy McRae.

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Game-changers, we want you: Your last chance to be part of the MPavilion 2019 season of free events is here! Expressions of interest close today, 17 June, 5pm. If you have an idea for a talk, workshop, performance, installation or intervention at #MPavilion , get your application in this minute. Visit for info and submission forms #yourcity

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Wow! Our #Fixperts design intervention from our most recent #MPavilion season has been nominated for an award in the UK! The @royalcollegeofart Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Awards shortlisted two of the projects undertaken by @rmituniversity design students, aimed at assisting members of the community. . The projects ‘Mobile scooter platform for Margherita’ and ‘Writing assist for Ann’ are amongst 15 hopefuls, chosen from entries right across the world. Congrats to the RMIT student teams involved—what a spectacular project with ongoing benefits for all. See the shortlist at . #designforhumanity

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Up on the #MPavilion #podcast is Sir Peter Cook, internationally influential architect and a founder of avant-garde architectural group Archigram. Sir Peter is Emeritus Professor at University College London, The Royal Academy of Arts and the Frankfurt Staedelschule, with recent works including the construction of his radical Art Museum in Graz, Austria (Kunsthaus). . Sir Peter was in Melbourne during our last MPavilion season to direct an intensive design studio at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, and joined us in a discussion with Professor Martyn Hook and architect Christine Phillips, offering thoughts, suggestions and provocations on the future of the 21st century city after Archigram and where architectural education is now tending. Professor Donald Bates gave an introduction. Listen on the podcast or online at 🔊 . This event was supported by Melbourne School of Design.

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Up on the #MPavilion #podcast : “People still justify videogames as having value because of the amount of money they make, but that’s been true for a long time. We don’t talk about what makes them interesting as design. That’s what a museum can do.” So said the V&A Museum’s chief curator of videogames Marie Foulston in the @nytimes before landing at #MPavilion in November. . This week, revisit Marie’s conversation with Michael McMaster, co-director of the House House studio. The pair discussed the climate of exhibiting #videogames in museums and the social and interactive nature of the gaming universe. Get it on the podcast or listen online at . Photo by Tom Jamieson #VandAmuseum

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Grab the chance to be part of the #MPavilion 2019 season of free events! We’ve extended our expressions of interest until 17 June. Now is the time to propose a panel, workshop, performance, installation or intervention to take place in the heart of Melbourne over summer. Learn more at and tag your talented friends below #yourcity

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Up on the #MPavilion #podcast : What role does public space play in the everyday safety and experiences of women and gnc people? In the wake of ongoing deaths and violence, how are we responding and galvanising in public spaces and online? . Last season’s ‘Creating space for women: Designing for safety and power’ event saw a facilitated discussion and workshop around the ideas of activating spaces, community actions and ensuring the conversation around the right to safety in public continues collectively. Speakers included violence prevention specialist Ani Lamont, feminist activist Dr Jessamy Gleeson, human rights lawyer Gemma Leigh Dodds, writer Shakira Hussein, and social worker Pia Cerveri. . Listen on the podcast or online at . Image courtesy of Bonnie Leigh-Dodds

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Issue #11 of @assemblepapers is here, and timed with the Living Cities Forum 2019, it’s all about the culture of living closer together. Featuring an interview with @nmf_au and @mpavilion founder Naomi Milgrom AO about nurturing collective creativity, it’s a must read! You can pick up a free copy at the Living Cities Forum in Melbourne tomorrow and in Sydney on Tuesday. Thanks to Jana Perkovic for the thoughtful words. . Photos: 4. #MPavilion 2018 by Marie Luise. 5. Naomi Milgrom AO by Steven Chee. . #LivingCities19 #FutureNeeds #AssemblePapers

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Up on the #MPavilion #podcast : How do we make art public? That question was the jumping-off point to the Public Art Field Guide series during our most recent season. @public.assembly principal Lynda Roberts led attendees on excursions through Melbourne’s public realm, exploring the stories behind some of the city’s permanent, temporary and hypothetical public art. . You can listen to each of the four field guides now. Better yet, listen while you explore the locations and artworks yourself—the talks are split into single tracks for each location! Guests included artist Amy Spiers, Next Wave creative producer Erica McCalman, arts writer Sarah Werkmeister, and landscape architect Skye Haldane. . Listen on the podcast, or online at . Photos by: 1. Jeremy Nguyen 2. Sarah Lay 3. Atong Atem 4. Sarah Lay . #publicart   #Melbourneart #Melbournehistory

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SELLING FAST! The Living Cities Forum 2019 lands in Melbourne on 23 May, and Sydney on 28 May, with a line-up of world-renowned architects and urban design thinkers exploring the #FutureNeeds of our cities. Book now at Gathering for the visionary symposium are Australia’s only Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate Glenn Murcutt AO; New York-based cultural historian and designer Mabel O. Wilson; Los Angeles’ chief design officer Christopher Hawthorne; Bangkok-based architect Rachaporn Choochuey; London-based architect Adrian Lahoud, and Paris-based landscape architect Catherine Mosbach. Don’t miss out! #LivingCities19

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It's International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia #IDAHOBIT and we’re thinking about all who have fought for rights and representation—and how far we still have to go. As a cultural space for the whole community—with an annual program of free events run by you, the community—engaging, fierce and uplifting #LGBTQIA + collaborators and events have been a vital part of the #MPavilion seasons. Don’t forget: we’re now accepting expressions of interest to be part of MPavilion 2019. Come collaborate with us! Learn more at #yourcity . . Photo by Bec Capp

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