“Design as a human right” is the theme of MPavilion’s curated program of events that will run throughout the month of 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 special series for Melbourne Design Week 2022.
Highlights of MPavilion’s March program
Melbourne Design Week 2022
As part of Melbourne Design Week’s 2022 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 Sunday 27th March. until Wednesday 23 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 15th to Thursday 17th March, The Salon series will feature three talks dealing with topics such as intimacy and emotions, the politics of beauty and the design of the salon. The long list of impressive speakers each evening includes Melbourne-based writer and critic Brodie Lancaster, founder of Elvie’s Studio Ella B Rowe, makeup artist Kaydee Kyle-Taylor, writer and podcaster Maxine Tuyau, writer and historian Yves Rees and multidisciplinary creative Simona Castricum , and tattoo artist Daniele Lugli.
Design of the nightclub
A panel discussion moderated by Andee Frost, Designing the Night Club on Sunday 20th March will look at the origins of club trends and their journey from creative outlet to consumption. Speakers include Dr. Timothy Moore, Simona Castricum and Georgina O’Connor with DJ sets by Trendy Wendy and Garden Variety Deejay.
Kick, push, coast to a brighter future
Kick, Push, Coast to a Better Future on Saturday, March 26 explores the social impact of skateboarding through a variety of skate panelists, each doing their bit to make the world a better place, a kick-push after another.
do at home
Concluding Melbourne Design Week, Making Home, from Sunday March 27th to Friday April 1st, will highlight the critical issue of women in Australia who form the fastest growing cohort of people experiencing homelessness or hardship . This installation comprises 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 homes
On Monday 7 March, as part of Future Homes: Designing Melbourne’s Next Apartments, a government initiative to encourage better development in the suburbs, four teams of architects will present their design process and plans, followed by a panel discussion highlighting the government’s role in providing better housing for more people.
The MPavilion 2021 is open to the public until April 24, 2022. A detailed list of programs can be found at https://mpavilion.org/program/.