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Image: Guallart Architects. Sharing Blocks – University Housing. Gandia, Spain. Photographer: Adrià Goula.

Dean's Lecture Series 2015

Vicente Guallart
Chief Architect, City of Barcelona

The self-sufficient city: Envisioning the habitat of the future

In the final Melbourne School of Design Dean’s Lecture for 2015, Vicente Guallart will outline a blueprint for a world built around cities and their renewed capabilities to become productive again, a vision grounded on a data analysis of cities and their behaviours. Based on the premise of his recently-released book of the same name, the lecture will explore Guallart’s thesis that the self-sufficient city promotes ideas and projects for transforming the urban habitat based on principles of local self-sufficiency and global connectivity.

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24 September 2015 - 9:00am to 9 October 2015 - 5:00pm

This exhibition of 1:100 'assemblage models' showcases work from the Designing Environments subject.

Alumni tours - new MSD Building [monthly, first Thursday]

8 October 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. Multiple tour dates are available.

From urbanism to urban habitat: recent history and future of Barcelona by Vicente Guallart

9 October 2015 - 9:00am to 29 October 2015 - 5:00pm

This exhibition profiles 12 recent projects by Guallart Architects, and how Guallart Architects see Barcelona

Australasian Student Competition: This Public Space Exhibition

13 October 2015 - 9:00am to 16 October 2015 - 5:00pm

This Public Space asks student participants to consider: why do we seek escape from the city, and what forms of escape can we find within the urban environment?

Urban Mind Audio Visual Exhibition

13 October 2015 - 9:00am to 16 October 2015 - 5:00pm

Urban Mind is a collaboration between King’s College London, J & L Gibbons, Nomad, Artists & Engineers, Van Alen Institute and Imperial College’s Sustainable Society Network+.

Dean's Lecture: Vicente Guallart

13 October 2015 - 7:00pm

Former Barcelona Chief Architect, Vicente Guallart to present MSD Dean's Lecture.

Design Innovation: Strategies from Landscape Architecture

14 October 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Jenny B. Osuldsen from Snøhetta (Oslo) and Kirsten Bauer from ASPECT Studios (Melbourne) will discuss questions around design innovation - strategies from landscape architecture in this free public event, as part of the 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture 'This Public Life'.

2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture: Research Summit

15 October 2015 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

The Festival of Landscape Architecture Research Summit will bring together students, researchers academics and practitioners to explore the Festival theme This Public Life

AIB Annual Address: Murray Coleman OAM

15 October 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

In this AIB Annual Address Murray Coleman OAM, Group Head of Operational Risk for the Lend Lease Group, discusses how this rate of change is affecting design and construction.

MSD Graduate Study Week

26 October 2015 - 9:00am to 30 October 2015 - 5:00pm

Find out more about studying at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD).


ASA 2015 Conference

2 December 2015 - 9:00am to 4 December 2015 - 5:00pm

The 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) will be hosted by the Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2-4 December 2015.