MSD at Melbourne Design Week

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS DESIGN CHARTER LAUNCH

Friday 16 March. 6:00-7:30PM. Koori Heritage Trust. The Yarra Building, Federation Square. Melbourne

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The International Indigenous Design Charter: Communication Design is a self-regulated, best practice guide that supports existing policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the rights of indigenous stakeholders.

The launch of this charter includes a panel discussion that explores strategies in the ethical application of Indigenous knowledge and engagement and whether these enhance design thinking. Leading designers and stakeholders will discuss how the role of the charter can assist design practitioners and promote understanding among practitioners, their clients and the buyers of design.

Speakers are: Elly Chatfield (Kamilaroi) | Deakin University, Jefa Greenaway (Wailwan/Kamilaroi) | IADV and University of Melbourne, Russell Kennedy | Deakin University, Meghan Kelly | Deakin University, plus other design stakeholders

Presented by Indigenous Architecture and Design (IADV)

LIVING WITH WATER: DESIGN FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES

Tuesday 20 March. 9:00AM-5:00PM. NGV International. Clemenger BBDP Auditorium.

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Water has always played a vital role in human history, enabling trade and agriculture while supporting health and vitality. Yet what happens when water threatens life? Today some cities suffer from rising sea-levels and unprecedented storms, while other cities suffer drought and depleted aquifers. How can we build resilience in such uncertain times?

In this full-day symposium, Foreground and a series of national and international experts explore the relationship between water and land.

Speakers: Kongjian Yu, Lykke Leonardsen, Kristina Hill, Adrian McGregor, Nigel Bertram, Toby Kent.

Presented by Foreground with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and Melbourne School of Design.

EMBRACING THE ASIAN CENTURY - PANEL DISCUSSION

Wednesday 21 March. 7:00-8:00PM. Singapore Theatre, Basement. Melbourne School of Design.

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Emeritus Professor Catherin Bull will launch the February issue of Landscape Architecture Australia 'Embracing the Asian Century.‘ This special edition documents some of the advantages and challenges that come from a more comprehensive engagement with Australia’s Eurasian future. The guest editors Jillian Walliss (University of Melbourne), Heike Rahmann (RMIT University) together with Ricky Ray Ricardo, the (former) editor of the LAA will be joined for a panel discussion by special guest Aric Chen, the lead curator for Design + Architecture at the new M+ Museum, Hong Kong. Moderated by Emily Wong, (the new editor of LAA) the panel will debate some of the critical issues raised by the edition.

Presented with Landscape Architecture Australia and RMIT University.

FIGHTING AGEISM WITH DESIGN

Wednesday 21 March. 6:00-8:00PM. NGV International. Clemenger BBDP Auditorium.

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In this conversation five design luminaries reflect on how design might address issues of ageism, but also how design can inadvertently promote ageist perceptions within communities. Speakers are: Ken Cato AO Chairman and Global Creative Director, Cato Brand Partners | Graphic Designer, Eli Giannini Director, MGS Architects | Architect, John Gollings Gollings Photography | Architectural photographer, Lisa Grocott Professor of Design, Monash University | Design researcher / educator, Michael Trudgeon Design Director, Crowd Productions | Industrial Designer.

Presented by Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative (HARI) at the University of Melbourne

2018 VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS: PRESENTATION TO JURIES

Free entry. Saturday 24 March. 9:00AM-6:00PM. Melbourne School of Design.

The Australian Institute of Architects Presentation to Juries offers contenders in the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards an opportunity to personally address judges with their nominated projects. Judging will span 11 major categories, and address 8 specific criteria followed by a short Q & A. Featuring some of Australia’s most prominent architects, the Australian Institute of Architects Presentation to Juries is a rare opportunity for the general public to learn about the influences behind some of Victoria’s most innovative buildings and follow the architectural process from concept to construction.

Presented by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects

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2018 AIA GRADUATE PRIZE EXHIBITION

Tuesday 20 March - Friday 6 April. 9:00AM-5:00PM (open Monday to Friday only). Atrium, Level 1. Melbourne School of Design.

The Australian Institute of Architects’ Graduate Prize Program provides encouragement and support for graduating architecture students as they embark on their professional careers. It involves the architect's professional association, the Institute and supporting architectural practices. The prize recognizes the successful balance between design, construction and practice excellence.

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TECTONIC GROUNDS EXHIBITION

Monday 19 February - Thursday 29 March. 9:00AM-5:00PM (open Monday to Friday only). Dulux Gallery, Ground Floor. Melbourne School of Design.

Tectonic Grounds is an exploration of digital fabrication techniques, physical computing and rapid (laser-cut) 1:1 prototyping to deliver a 1:1 folly. The subject has an emphasis on hands-on exploration of spatial and creative processes and challenges the role of drawing, making and constructing skills within today’s technology.

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EXLAB: EXPERIMENTAL FURNITURE FABRICATION EXHIBITION

Monday 19 February - Thursday 29 March. 9:00AM-5:00PM (open Monday to Friday only). Dulux Gallery, Ground Floor. Melbourne School of Design.

The ExLab: Experimental Furniture Fabrication exhibition showcases innovative furniture pieces designed and made by graduate students at the Melbourne School of Design, in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.

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MADE IN MIXED REALITY

Tuesday 20 March. 12:00-4:00PM. NExT Lab. Andrew Lee King Fun Gallery. Melbourne School of Design.

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Made in Mixed Reality is a half day workshop event presented by the NExT Lab, in collaboration with Fologram, a local Melbourne tech startup. The workshop will introduce participants to mixed reality as a design tool through hands-on design experiments using folograms.

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