The Living Pavilion

The Living Pavilion (1 May - 17 May 2019) is a transdisciplinary project connecting Indigenous knowledge, ecological science, sustainable design and participatory arts.

The Living Pavilion is CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festival hub, fostering a sense of community through collaborative making and celebration. Located in 2019 on the future site of the New Student Precinct at the University of Melbourne’s, Parkville Campus, The Living Pavilion will be a platform for celebrating Melbourne’s eclectic flora and fauna, as well as hosting events and performances by local Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, artists and scientists.

The New Student Precinct has partnered with The Living Pavilion to temporarily transform the landscape at the site of the future home of the Melbourne University's Institute for Indigenous Development, Murrup Barak, with plantings, artworks, performances, talks and gathering spaces that celebrate the natural environment.

To view the Living Pavilion program and for full details of the festival, please click the button below.

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Get Involved!
Our intention is for The Living Pavilion to be co-created with the University and neighbouring communities. This includes contributions to the site design, planting, research and the programming (e.g. talks, workshops and performances) that will activate the site over the three weeks.

To read the latest updates and news from the living Pavilion, please follow this link to the Living Pavilion newsletter.To find out how you can contribute to The Living Pavilion program, contact The Living Pavilion Team.

The Living Pavilion is a co-production and collaboration with THRIVE Hub (Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning), Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub (CAUL) of the National Environmental Science Program, the New Student Precinct (The University of Melbourne) and CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 Festival. The Living Pavilion’s major horticultural and design partners are Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and Ecodynamics.

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