“Design as a human right” is the theme of the program of events organized by MPavilion, which will take place throughout March 2022.
MPavilion’s March program theme explores and celebrates the complex role of design in political, social and environmental dimensions. This month – the biggest of the 2021-22 season – MPavilion will host 40 free events, including a series dedicated to Melbourne Design Week 2022.
MPavilion March Program Highlights
Melbourne Design Week 2022
As part of the 2022 Melbourne Design Week programme, MPavilion will host a series of events from Thursday 17th to Sunday 27th March, including the fifth annual BLAKitecture Forum with Sarah Lynn Rees over three days from Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd March. This year’s forum will centralize Indigenous voices in conversations about architecture to create a manifesto outlining the steps we can take to indigenize the built environment.
The Salon series
From Tuesday March 15 to Thursday March 17, The Salon series will feature three talks exploring the themes of intimacy and emotion, the politics of beauty, and salon design. The long list of impressive speakers each evening includes Melbourne-based writer and critic Brodie Lancaster, Elvie studio founder Ella B Rowe, makeup artist Kaydee Kyle-Taylor, writer and podcaster Maxine Pipe, the writer and historian Yves Rees, multidisciplinary designer Simona Castricum. , and tattoo artist Daniele Lugli.
A panel discussion moderated by Andee Frost, Designing the Night Club on Sunday, March 20, examines the origins of club trends and how they find their way from a creative outlet to consumerism. Speakers include Dr. Timothy Moore, Simona Castricum and Georgina O’Connor with DJ sets from Trendy Wendy and Garden Variety Deejay.
Kick, Push, Coast towards a better future
Kick, Push, Coast to a Better Future on Saturday March 26 explores the social impact of skateboarding through a wide range of skate panelists, each doing their part to make the world a better place, one kick at a time.
Closing Melbourne Design Week, Making Home, from Sunday March 27 to Friday April 1, shines a light on the critical issue of women in Australia who are the fastest growing cohort of homeless and struggling people. This installation includes a series of talks and workshops in collaboration with Tania Davidge, Samantha Donnelly, Fiona York, Dr Katrina Raynor and Sophie Dyring.
Future Homes: Designing Melbourne’s next apartments
On Monday March 7, Future Homes: Designing Melbourne’s Next Apartments, a government initiative to facilitate better density development in the suburbs will see four teams of architects present their design process and plans, followed by a panel discussion exploring the role of government in providing better housing for more people.
MPavilion 2021 is open to the public until April 24, 2022. Please visit https://mpavilion.org/program/ for a detailed list of programs.