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Past Events

A snapshot of some of the events we have hosted.

Lost Futures: Fascismo Abbandonato

22 September 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Dan Dubowitz will introduce his project 'Fascismo Abbandonato’, on display in the atrium of the MSD Building, and explore the challenges of Musolini's Fascist holiday camps and other megalomaniacal masterplans present to the societies who inherit them.

Haunting, Memory and Place: An Indigenous Perspective

21 September 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join a panel of Indigenous architects, artists, academics and heritage professionals as they explore the main themes of the ACAHUCH annual symposium 'Haunting, Memory and Place'. 

Maria Tumarkin: Twenty years of thinking about traumascapes

21 September 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In this keynote I’ll look back at what interested me about physical sites of trauma when I first started noticing powerlines running between trauma and lived experience of places. I will speak about moments of clarity, about dead-end strips in my early research – about where they led me.

Haunting Memory and Place

21 September 2017 - 9:00am to 22 September 2017 - 5:00pm

We are currently inviting applications for the annual symposium of the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage.

Megalomania

20 September 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Dan Dubowitz will talk through two projects on show in the atrium of the MSD Building and introduce his ‘Collaborative Urbanism’ approach to establishing socially and politically engaged masterplanning. 

MSD is Visiting Tasmania

19 September 2017 - 3:00pm to 21 September 2017 - 6:00pm

Are you interested in undergraduate studies in the Bachelor of Design, or graduate studies in: Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Property, Urban Design or Urban Planning? Join us for a coffee to chat about your study plans.

Material Form - Panel Discussion

7 September 2017 - 4:15pm to 6:15pm

This panel with Greg Lynn, Roland Snooks, Toby Whitfield and Robert Beson discusses new materials, new fabrication techniques, new design processes.

Public Lecture: Greg Lynn - Fast Forward from Animate FORM

6 September 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

MSD will host a public lecture by Greg Lynn, the first Fellow-in-residence as part of the Treseder Fellowship and an innovator in redefining the medium of design with digital technology as well as pioneering the fabrication and manufacture of complex functional and ergonomic forms using CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machinery. 

MSD in Malaysia

27 August 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design (MSD) is travelling to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday August 27. Professor Donald Bates will be joining the trip and reviewing portfolios presented by prospective students.

MSD in Singapore

26 August 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design (MSD) is travelling to Singapore on Saturday 26 August. Professor Donald Bates will be joining the trip and reviewing portfolios presented by prospective students.

Dean's Lecture: Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto

22 August 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In this Dean's Lecture, Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto present projects from Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture, DPC.

Modernism and Spanish Architecture

22 August 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Inmaculada Jimenez Caballero will explore the contribution of some of the leading figures in the Spanish modernist architecture movement.

Design Studio Year 2: Learning from the Masters (Corbusier, Kahn, Siza, Moneo, Ando, Koolhaas and Sejima)

22 August 2017 - 9:00am to 1 September 2017 - 5:00pm

Titled as ‘Learning from the Masters’, ADS2 (Water) is a design subject that focuses on formal design skills in relation to a history of modern design ideas and a real site in Melbourne.

In Search of a Distant Familiarity

21 August 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne is hosting a lunchtime lecture by Professor Paolo Tombesi on the life and work of Romaldo Giurgola (1920-2016), architect of Parliament House Canberra.

ExLab: Digital Furniture Fabrication

20 August 2017 - 9:00am to 13 September 2017 - 5:00pm

The ExLab: Digital Furniture Fabrication exhibition showcases furniture pieces designed and made by MSD students.

Exhibition: Reiser + Umemoto - Projects and Their Consequences

20 August 2017 - 9:00am to 13 September 2017 - 5:00pm

The work of Reiser + Umemoto (RUR Architecture DPC) spans over 30 years of practice at the forefront of architectural innovation, comprising rigorous research and experimentation across both built and unrealized projects.

4 Ways of Seeing

14 August 2017 - 9:00am to 31 August 2017 - 5:00pm

The 4 Ways of Seeing exhibition will return to the Andrew Lee King Fun Gallery for Open Day 2017. The exhibition showcases work from the inaugural running of the Foundations of Design: Representation subject in Semester 1 this year.

Melbourne Forum: Thrivability, Regeneration, and the Eden Project

8 August 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

What is regeneration? What is thrivability? And, why is it seen as the “radical new way” to drive innovation? Led by international and local experts, this forum will address why regenerative development and running a business in a generative way is important and very possible.

2017 Design & Environments Industry Night

2 August 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Design & Environments Student Society (DESS) is hosting the 2017 Design & Environments Industry Night here at the Melbourne School of Design on Wednesday August 2.

Melbourne School of Design Canberra Appointments

1 August 2017 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Considering graduate study at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD)? Join us in Canberra for a coffee to chat about your study plans.

Public Lecture: Minsuk Cho - Recent Works

25 July 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Special guest Minsuk Cho will explore the philosophy and recent works of his Korean-based architectural practice Mass Studies.

Public Lecture: Benedetta Tagliabue - Glimpses of the World

25 July 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

CANCELLATION NOTICE 
We regret to announce that Benedetta Tagliabue is no longer available to visit Melbourne due to an unexpected and unavoidable business commitment. We wish her all the best.

 

Exhibition: AAVS Melbourne Design Methods 2.0

17 July 2017 - 9:00am to 4 August 2017 - 5:00pm

The AAVS Melbourne Design Methods 2.0 exhibition continues the exploration in the use and development of design tools and techniques that delve into areas of form finding, structural logics, and material performance while keeping a focus on their application towards spatial outcomes for the human environment.

Shanghai Travelling Studio 2017 Exhibition

17 July 2017 - 9:00am to 2 August 2017 - 5:00pm

This exhibition represents an intensive design studio focused on the rapid urban renewal, pedestrian connectivity and accessibility of Chinese cities, in particular, the city of  Shanghai.

MSD Brisbane Appointments

13 July 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Considering graduate study at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD)? Join us in Brisbane for a coffee to chat about your study plans.

Public Lecture: Planning and designing Greater Paris in the 21st century

12 July 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Renowned architect and historian, Jean-Louis Cohen will deliver a special public lecture exploring the contemporary potential of the city of Paris.

High Density Happiness: Building Pedestrian Friendly Cities

11 July 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This panel event discusses the built environment and how we use and access the city. Presented by Open Journal in partnership with Open House Melbourne and supported by the Melbourne School of Design.

Design Methods 2.0: Laneways

3 July 2017 - 9:00am to 14 July 2017 - 6:00pm

The AAVS Melbourne Design Methods 2.0 continues our exploration in the use and development of design tools and techniques that delve into areas of form finding, structural logics, and material performance while keeping a focus on their application towards spatial outcomes for the human environment.

NGV Lecture - Place and Architectural Space

21 June 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Professor Donald Bates will moderate this special 2017 Droga Architect in Residence talk given by Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez.

Winter MSDx

19 June 2017 - 9:00am to 30 June 2017 - 5:00pm

What will future innovation in the built environments look like? Find out at MSDx.

The Arts and Crafts, and Beyond

15 June 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Opportunities for restoration, research and teaching at Macgeorge House, Ivanhoe. Macgeorge house and garden is located in Ivanhoe. Designed by Harold Desbrowe-Annear in 1911 the property was gifted to the University of Melbourne in 1975 by the Macgeorges as a bequest to promote the education in the Arts. 

Community Green: Rediscovering the Garden Suburb Tradition of Local Open Space

14 June 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

The planned provision of small enclosed open spaces in residential communities dates from the heyday of the global garden city and suburb movement at the turn of the last century.

MSD Perth Appointments and Information Evening

8 June 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Considering graduate study at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD)? Join us in Perth for a coffee to chat about your study plans.

Focus on Design

7 June 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Ready to focus on your future? Our Focus on Melbourne seminars give you the opportunity to get informed about your study options and choose your pathway to success.

The Housing Summit: Transforming Housing in 2017

2 June 2017 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Building on the success of the 2015 Housing Summit, Transforming Housing will host a second Housing Summit on 2nd June 2017.

MSD in Sydney 2017

31 May 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design invites prospective graduate students to register for a one-on-one 30 minute consultation to discuss further study within the Melbourne School of Design, the application process, course structure, career outcomes and the many exciting opportunities available to our students. 

Future Student interviews

29 May 2017 - 9:00am to 9 June 2017 - 5:00pm

Considering graduate study at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD)? Join us for a coffee to chat about your study plans. 

4 Ways of Seeing

26 May 2017 - 5:30pm to 8 June 2017 - 5:00pm

First year students of the new Bachelor of Design will show over 800 works in this inaugural Foundations of Design: Representation exhibition.

Regenerating Sustainability Exhibition 2017

26 May 2017 - 1:30pm to 31 May 2017 - 5:00pm

This exhibition showcases the final assignments of multidisciplinary student teams, designing how Melbourne could transition to an ecocity. 

Construction Design Final Exhibition

25 May 2017 - 9:00am to 31 May 2017 - 5:00pm

This exhibition profiles the final models produced by the students to analyse and identify the construction systems.

Morphological Mapping

24 May 2017 - 9:00am to 31 May 2017 - 5:00pm

This exhibition features projects from the subject Morphological Mapping which explore different urban design concepts, approaches and potential outcomes, that help us see the city in new ways.

Constructed Ecologies: Critical Reflections on Ecology with Design

23 May 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Book Launch. Constructed Ecologies by Margaret Grose presents ecology as critical theory for design, and provides major ideas for design that are supported with solid and imaginative science.

2017 May Graduate Study Expo

17 May 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Considering graduate study in 2017? Join the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne Graduate Study Expo to discuss your study plans further.

 

ACAHUCH Lunchtime Seminar: Among Buildings

17 May 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join Michael Roper, of Melbourne firm Architecture Architecture, as he discusses some of the buildings featured in his book Among Buildings.

University of Melbourne Information Day (China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR)

13 May 2017 - 1:30pm to 21 May 2017 - 5:00pm

Join the Melbourne School of Design in China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR to find out more about studying in Melbourne. 

Architecture, Relationality and Autonomy

10 May 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Andrew Benjamin and Gerard Reinmuth present a public lecture 'Architecture, Relationality and Autonomy'.

Urban Design Studies 2017: The world of urban squares

28 April 2017 - 9:00am to 10 May 2017 - 5:00pm

This is an exhibition of the figure, ground, map assignments and a physical model of selected urban squares around the world

MSD Dean's Lecture: Achim Menges

26 April 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The first Dean's public lecture for the year, presented by Professor Achim Menges, will focus on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of morphogenetic design computation, biomimetic engineering and robotic fabrication that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment.

(im)positions - multimodal negotiations of place-identity

24 April 2017 - 9:00am to 9 May 2017 - 5:00pm

Showcasing design research by doctoral students at the Melbourne School of Design, the exhibits highlight how communication occurs across multiple scapes and modalities including and beyond language in the negotiations for place identity

ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites - Forgotten Heritage

19 April 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

A public lecture by Dr Amanda Achmadi as part of the 2017 ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites

Towards a Computational Material Culture

19 April 2017 - 9:00am to 19 May 2017 - 5:00pm

The exhibition presents selected works of the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart.

MSD in Adelaide 2017

9 April 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design will be visiting Adelaide in April. Register for an appointment for a one-on-one consultation.

From Research to Practice: Labour, Work and Architecture

28 March 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Milinda Pathiraja explores the possible role of architects (active in developing-world regions) as industrial policy-makers.

MSD Vocational Placements Information Session

28 March 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

See how the subject: ABPL90307 MSD Vocational Placement could fit in your masters’ coursework degree over the winter break or semester 2, 2017.

2017 Victorian Architecture Awards: Presentation to Juries

25 March 2017 - 9:00am to 6:30pm

Presentation by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.
This event is part of Melbourne Design Week.

Does Blak Design Matter?

24 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

As Australian Indigenous designers are leading a movement away from collaborative or consultative models to Indigenous-led design, the question is posed; what is meaningful Indigenous design, and why does it matter? This event is part of Melbourne Design Week.

Municipalities in Urban Living Labs

23 March 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:00pm

This talk presents one study that explores the role of local governments in facilitating ULL as a form of experimental governance.

University of Melbourne Virtual Fair

22 March 2017 - 5:00pm to 23 March 2017 - 12:00pm

This Virtual Fair provides international students from around the world the opportunity to find out more about the University, by speaking with current students and staff from the Melbourne School of Design.

2017 AIA Graduate Prize Exhibition

22 March 2017 - 9:00am to 4 April 2017 - 5:00pm

The Australian Institute of Architects’ Graduate Prize Program provides encouragement and support for graduating architecture students.

Going Dutch: Can Dutch design values improve our living?

20 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

From rising sea levels to densifying urban environments, Dutch designers have been dealing with issues we are just starting to face for over a hundred years. In response, they have adopted a pragmatic and design-led approach to complex urban issues, one that values egalitarianism, collective decision-making and a spirit of just getting things done. This event is part of Melbourne Design Week.

The House Talks Back: Fooks Exhibition and Open House

18 March 2017 - 10:00am to 19 March 2017 - 4:00pm

A unique event, where the house of emigre architect Dr Ernest Fooks (1906–1985) becomes the location and part of a curated exhibition about his life and works. This event is part of Melbourne Design Week.

Destruction of Memory: The War Against Culture, And The Battle to Save It

16 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join director Tim Slade for a free and exclusive screening of this major documentary, followed by a Q&A session featuring a panel of experts.

Melbourne Design Week 2017

16 March 2017 - 9:00am to 26 March 2017 - 5:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design is delighted to be part of Melbourne Design Week 2017.

Lorne Sculpture Biennale Supporters Celebration

15 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Friends and supporters of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale are invited to this celebration and sneak peek at the 2018 program.

University of Melbourne Information Evening in Paris

15 March 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us to learn more about studying at the University of Melbourne. Discuss your study plans with our friendly staff.

Meet Melbourne: Visiting Regional Victoria

14 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 24 March 2017 - 8:30pm

The University of Melbourne will be visiting regional Victorian centres to give students, teachers and parents in the area the chance to talk to our friendly staff and find out more

The Architecture of Power + The Politics of Form

10 March 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join our international guest Attilio Terragni in this discussion of architecture and politics.

Australia and the Future of Vertical Urbanism

9 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

In the realm of urban development, it is often assumed that density is inherently more sustainable than dispersed suburban patterns, but there is a significant gap in current research that substantiates this assumption.

A Modernity Different From All Others: Giuseppe Terragni in Rome

8 March 2017 - 9:00am to 7 April 2017 - 5:00pm

A recently established archive of Giuseppe Terragni’s works and designs has paved the way for an international travelling exhibition which explores Terragni’s projects created specifically for Rome. This exhibition is part of Melbourne Design Week.

The Temple of Architecture

7 March 2017 - 7:00pm

A special presentation by Attilio Terragni focusing on the work of Giuseppe Terragni, the 20th century Italian architect. 

Tectonic Grounds Exhibition

20 February 2017 - 9:00am to 19 March 2017 - 5:00pm

Tectonic Grounds is an exploration of digital fabrication techniques, physical computing and rapid (laser-cut) 1:1 prototyping to deliver a 1:1 folly. This exhibition is part of Melbourne Design Week.

The Social Impacts of High Housing Costs in Vancouver, Canada

10 February 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Jaimie Cudmore will present the research agenda of a larger team project, "Social Impacts of High Housing Costs in Vancouver" led by Prof. David Wachsmuth. 

Jan Gehl, Stories: People, Places and Cities

9 February 2017 - 5:30pm

Melbourne Conversations and the University of Melbourne present Jan Gehl.

Creating liveable, resilient cities by working with nature

8 February 2017 - 5:00pm

This forum looks at how urban biodiversity can play a key role in strengthening cities’ resilience to a changing climate, economy, and society.

Graduate Study Expo 2017

2 February 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Considering graduate study in 2017? Join us at the University of Melbourne Graduate Study Expo to discuss your study plans.

Made possible by Melbourne exhibition

3 January 2017 - 9:00am to 17 February 2017 - 5:00pm

The Made Possible by Melbourne exhibition showcases world-changing research projects cultivated here at the University of Melbourne.

Affordable Housing For All launch

7 December 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Transforming Housing is pleased to host an event launching it’s latest report, Affordable Housing For All: Towards an Integrated Affordable Housing Strategy for Victoria. The event will also feature a status update on the Melbourne Housing EXPO.

MSD in Taiwan

4 December 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us in Taipei to discuss your study plans and find out more about studying in Melbourne.

Designing for thermal comfort and our human habitats

1 December 2016 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Eminent US architect Lisa Heschong will speak about sustainable design this December at MSD.

Lancet Series on Urban Design, Transport and Health

29 November 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm

The Lancet series offers key recommendations that urban and transport planners and policymakers could implement to improve the health of urban populations.

The Way to a Resilient Built Environment

28 November 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This is the final of three seminars presented by the PREPARE research group, together with the Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria), on the role of planning in working towards a resilient built environment.

MSDx 2016

17 November 2016 - 6:00pm to 1 December 2016 - 5:00pm

What will future innovation in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, construction and urban design look like? Find out at MSDx.

A New Town is Born

17 November 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This paper details the early history of Australian shopping centres. 

Engaging Sub-sovereign Governments in Financing the Delivery of Affordable Housing

11 November 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Professor Jeremy Gorelick will present on his experiences with sub-sovereign finance and urban infrastructure.

Imagining a Resilient Future

9 November 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This is the second of three seminars presented by the PREPARE research group, together with the Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria), on the role of planning in working towards a resilient built environment. 

 

Whittlescenes Poster Exhibit

7 November 2016 - 9:00am to 9 November 2016 - 5:00pm

This exhibition was developed by students of the subject, 'Cities: From Local to Global'.

A Trojan Horse? Public lecture by Miles Glendinning

3 November 2016 - 1:00pm

Miles Glendinning will trace the history of ideals of ‘civic engagement’ versus the role of the ‘expert’ in conservation.

Modernist Mass Housing – Towards a Global Historical Overview

2 November 2016 - 6:00pm

This lecture by Miles Glendinning will overview major research on tracing the narrative of mass housing as an international phenomenon.

Performance in Architecture - Design for Comfort. Public Lecture by Wolfgang Kessling

31 October 2016 - 6:00pm

Wolfgang Kessling's work focuses on low energy/high comfort concepts for hot and humid climates.

Wooden Furniture Workshop Exhibition

28 October 2016 - 9:00am to 4 November 2016 - 5:00pm

An exhibition of work produced in the Wooden Furniture Workshop subject.
 

MSD in Thailand and Myanmar

28 October 2016 - 9:00am to 13 November 2016 - 6:00pm

Meet University of Melbourne in Bangkok and Thailand to learn about programs in the Melbourne School of Design.

MSD Graduate Study Week

25 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 27 October 2016 - 9:00pm

Join us at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) for a chance to experience a day in the life of an MSD student. 

Evan Walker Conversation 2016

20 October 2016 - 5:15pm to 7:15pm

With Melbourne's population forecast to grow to 8 million by 2051, an additional 3.4 million people will need to be housed between now and then.

Challenges to Melbourne's Resilience

19 October 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This is the first of three seminars presented by the PREPARE research group, together with the Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria), on the role of planning in working towards a resilient built environment. 

Bower 2016 – Climate Change and Community Health, Papua New Guinea

19 October 2016 - 5:15pm

Bower Studio students will work alongside the Sipaia community to build composting toilets. After seminars and construction training at the Dookie campus we will travel to Sipaia to construct the facilities and undertake additional research work.

The Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi: The Garden as Sculpture

14 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss the spatial and formal art of Noguchi's landscape architecture.

Coincidences

13 October 2016 - 9:00am to 25 October 2016 - 5:00pm

Coincidences draws upon the John Wardle Architects monograph that is being launched at this time - This Building Likes Me, where projects are assembled as pairs and the relationships between them, some obvious and some obscure, are explored.

Future of the Object

12 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 14 October 2016 - 4:30pm

The Future of the Object is an international symposium that considers the changing dynamics between the material and the digital, and our growing re-engagement with objects and their stories. 

Dean's Lecture: Judith Innes

11 October 2016 - 7:00pm

Professor Judith Innes will present the last Dean's Lecture for 2016. Her work focuses on planning and public policy making processes, with an emphasis on collaborative dialogues and cooperative efforts of many kinds.

ESD, prefabrication and the US Solar Decathlon

11 October 2016 - 5:30pm to 12 October 2016 - 6:30pm

Ben Jagersma of NZ architecture practice First Light Studio, will present a series of talks about the US Solar Decathlon and ESD innovation.

Pholiota Unlocked

7 October 2016 - 9:00am to 23 October 2016 - 5:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design invites you to step across the threshold of a full-scale replica of the home that was one of the closest to the Griffins' hearts: their own.

Democratising The Creative City: An Evening with Indy Johar (UK)

5 October 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Architect Indy Johar will share learnings from a series of projects and ventures, and will discuss provocations for developing creative cities fit for the 21st century.

UPN Architecture Showcase Evening

4 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Hear from globally recognised firms and learn about Australia's most innovative projects as they unfold. Hosted by the University Property Network.

Governing by Design

3 October 2016 - 12:30pm

Jonathan Massey will present an approach to history that shows how modern and contemporary architecture mediates power.

September Virtual Fair

27 September 2016 - 5:00pm to 28 September 2016 - 12:00pm

A virtual fair just for students outside Australia. Talk to current students and staff from the Melbourne School of Design about your study options.

Protecting the public interest in Melbourne’s rail franchise

26 September 2016 - 5:30pm

This seminar will help participants understand and join in the public debate about the operation and maintenance of Melbourne’s rail system.

MSD Info Session @IDP Bandung

20 September 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

MSD staff will be visiting Bandung, Indonesia this September.

Precinct Planning Exhibition

19 September 2016 - 9:00am to 7 October 2016 - 5:00pm

This exhibition showcases projects in the subject Urban Precinct Studio.

GAP: Mexico Puebla

15 September 2016 - 9:00am to 29 September 2016 - 5:00pm

The seventh annual GAP exhibition will showcase contemporary architectural design from the history steeped central Mexican city of Puebla

Contemporizing Traditional Water Architecture

12 September 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

A. Mridul, Architect, Jodhpur will give a lecture on a recently designed all-stone step-well, Birkha Bawari, in a new housing township on the foothills of Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.

Liz Ogbu: Tactical Community Development

8 September 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

In this talk Liz Ogbu will discuss projects where she has explored how leveraging a more tactical approach can address longstanding difficulties of community development projects.

Environments & Design Industry Night

7 September 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This annual event facilitates networking opportunities between students, recent graduates and industry professionals in the fields of design and the natural and built environments.

About Where It Is

2 September 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Kevin Fellingham will present this special lecture focusing on the sensitive relationship of a building to its site: the work not only is where it is, but is ultimately about where it is.

Hidden Traces of Shared History

29 August 2016 - 9:30am to 7:00pm

This symposium brings together leading researchers who are working on 19th and early 20th century collections of Asia Pacific photographs.

ExLab: Digital Furniture Fabrication

21 August 2016 - 9:00am to 22 September 2016 - 5:00pm

The ExLab: Digital Furniture Fabrication exhibition showcases furniture pieces designed and made by MSD students.

SONA SuperStudio

12 August 2016 - 7:00pm to 13 August 2016 - 9:00pm

The SuperStudio competition will run across the country with students responding to a brief in teams of three in 24hrs.

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future

10 August 2016 - 6:15pm to 8:30pm

A documentary about the incredible life and work of Frei Otto will screen at the Melbourne School of Design.

Urban Design Thinking: A Conceptual Toolkit Book Launch

10 August 2016 - 5:30pm

This book by Professor Kim Dovey is the first comprehensive application of assemblage thinking to urban design.

Bachelor of Design and Melbourne School of Design in Tasmania

8 August 2016 - 3:00pm to 10 August 2016 - 6:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design will be visiting Devonport, Launceston and Hobart in August.
 

24 Hours Tea x Hiroshima

5 August 2016 - 8:15am to 6 August 2016 - 8:45am

8:15am, 6th August is the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. From 8:15am 5th August to 8:15am 6th August, tea ceremony master Adam Sōmu Wojcinski performs a 24 hour tea meditation on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima for a nuclear-free world.

Bombard the Headquarters

4 August 2016 - 3:00pm to 6 August 2016 - 1:00pm

An Exhibition and Symposium to mark the 50th Anniversary of China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
 

Bachelor of Design and Melbourne School of Design in Canberra

4 August 2016 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design will be visiting Canberra in August.  Find out more about the Bachelor of Design and the MSD graduate programs.

Dean's Lecture: Karen M'Closkey and Keith VanDerSys

2 August 2016 - 7:00pm

Karen M’Closkey and Keith VanDerSys, founding partners of PEG office of landscape + architecture will give the third MSD Dean's Lecture Series of 2016.

Society and Urban Planning Thinking in Early Modern China

2 August 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This lecture by Professor Li Baihao provides a critical review of the process of planning the vast urban regions of China from 1840 to 1949.

Bijoy Jain: Architecture and Lore

26 July 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The celebrated Indian architect Bijoy Jain will discuss how the concept of lore is central to his practice and philosophy.

Bachelor of Design / Melbourne School of Design in New Zealand

25 July 2016 - 3:00pm to 28 July 2016 - 8:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design will be in New Zealand in July.  Find out more about the Bachelor of Design and the MSD graduate programs.

Dynamic Patterns

25 July 2016 - 9:00am to 8 September 2016 - 5:00pm

The Dynamic Patterns exhibition features the work of Philadelphia-based PEG office of landscape + architecture.

VIC Landscape Architecture Awards 2016 exhibition

25 July 2016 - 9:00am to 2 August 2016 - 5:00pm

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is delighted to present this exhibition of 2016 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards entries.

DigitalGLAM symposium

14 July 2016 - 5:00pm to 15 July 2016 - 6:00pm

The DigitalGLAM symposium will bring together cultural institutions, historians, heritage practitioners, researchers and digital designers to discover new practices in digital media and cultural engagement.

SAHANZ 2016

6 July 2016 - 9:00am to 9 July 2016 - 5:00pm

Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ). 6-9 July 2016.

Rethinking Modern Asia-Pacific Architectures

4 July 2016 - 9:00am to 5 July 2016 - 4:30pm

The Melbourne School of Design will be hosting a postgraduate student plenary designed to mentor students from participating institutions in writing and presenting publication-ready academic papers.

Spaces in transition: globalisation, transnationalism and urban change in the Asia-Pacific

4 July 2016 - 9:00am to 5 July 2016 - 5:00pm

Coinciding with the SAHANZ conference, this workshop will bring together architectural historians to critically reflect on the practices of architecture in the Asia-Pacific.

Design City: Built Melbourne!

30 June 2016 - 6:30pm

The 2016 Open House Speaker Series presents 'Design City: Built Melbourne!'

LIMINAL HOUSE, before and after: Projects 2011-2016 by Alex Selenitsch

30 June 2016 - 9:00am to 15 July 2016 - 5:00pm

Architectural projects on the subject of refuge, borders and transition.

End of Semester Exhibition

16 June 2016 - 6:00pm to 1 July 2016 - 5:00pm

This Winter the Melbourne School of Design will transform into a multi-floor gallery showcasing over 500 pieces of studio work by our talented students as part of our annual End of Semester Exhibition.

Webinar: Inclusive Cities - Professor Carolyn Whitzman

14 June 2016 - 9:00am

Professor Carolyn Whitzman will give a webinar as part of the UN Habitat III Series on Inclusive Cities and the New Urban Agenda.

Mark Burry: Completing the Sagrada Família Basílica

9 June 2016 - 7:00pm

Mark Burry’s lecture will focus on Gaudí’s unique contributions to architecture and the challenges he has faced when completing the Sagrada Família Basílica.

Focus on Design

8 June 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Ready to focus on your future?  Our Focus on Melbourne seminars give you the opportunity to get informed about your study options and choose your pathway to success.

Refugium

5 June 2016 - 1:00pm

Refugium explores biodiversity resilience in the city through participatory art making with native plants. 

X-Ray the City! Venice Biennale 2016

28 May 2016 - 9:00am

X-Ray The City! is a publication, a research cluster, an exhibition and the beginnings of an archive.

Regenerating Sustainability

27 May 2016 - 11:00am to 10 June 2016 - 5:00pm

The exhibition will showcase the studio projects of multidisciplinary student teams proposing interventions for the Spotswood Railway Site.

Construction Design Exhibition

26 May 2016 - 9:00am to 1 June 2016 - 5:00pm

This exhibition showcases student work from the subject Construction Design.

Morphological Mapping

26 May 2016 - 9:00am to 7 June 2016 - 5:00pm

An exhibition of collage and multi-layered mapping exploring different urban design concepts, approaches and potential outcomes, that help us see the city in new ways.

Dean's Lecture Series in Hong Kong - Jing Liu, SO-IL

25 May 2016 - 7:00pm

Jing Liu, co-founder of New York architecture practice SO-IL will present a Dean's Lecture to ABP alumni in Hong Kong.

Dean's Lecture Series in Shanghai - Jing Liu, SO-IL

24 May 2016 - 7:00pm

Jing Liu, co-founder of New York architecture practice SO-IL will give a Dean's Lecture to ABP alumni in Shanghai.

The Everyday: Spatial Design and Spatial Practice with/against Modernity Symposium

21 May 2016 - 8:45am to 6:00pm

Professor Kim Dovey and A/Prof Jianfei Zhu will present at “The Everyday: Spatial Design and Spatial Practice with/against Modernity” symposium held at Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

Dean's Lecture: Jing Liu

17 May 2016 - 7:00pm

The second Dean's Lecture for 2016 will be presented by Jing Liu, co-founder of SO – IL, New York.

MSD Future Student Interviews

16 May 2016 - 9:00am to 27 May 2016 - 5:00pm

Find out more about studying at the Melbourne School of Design. Register now for one-on-one consultations with our staff.

The Melbourne Graduate Study Expo

11 May 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The graduate study expo is happening on Wednesday 11 May 2016 from 4:00 - 7:00pm, level 10 in Law Building. Register here.

"To Be Determined" - SO-IL

9 May 2016 - 9:00am to 16 June 2016 - 5:00pm

"To Be Determined" is an exhibition by SO-IL which profiles three arts-related projects, documenting their making and meaning.

China and Hong Kong Information Day 2016

7 May 2016 - 1:00pm to 15 May 2016 - 5:00pm

Join us at our Information Day in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. 7-15 May, 2016.

MSD Presents: Jean Nouvel

2 May 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel will participate in an inimate conversation led by led by well-known architectural Editor and Publisher, Andrew Mackenzie.

ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites: Heritage of Sport

21 April 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites: Heritage of Sport – 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Thursday 21 April 2016.

Urban Design Studies 2016 exhibition

21 April 2016 - 9:00am to 13 May 2016 - 5:00pm

This exhibition showcases work from the Urban Design Studies: The world of urban squares figure ground project.

Virtual Fair

20 April 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Welcome to the University of Melbourne’s 2016 virtual fair. Wednesday 20 April: 5:00-8:00pm.

Melbourne School of Design Adelaide Information Evening

11 April 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Melbourne School of Design will be visiting Adelaide for an information evening of one-on-one consultations.  Book here...

Juhani Pallasmaa Workshop Exhibition

7 April 2016 - 9:00am to 23 May 2016 - 5:00pm

This exhibition showcases the work of 15 students from the Melbourne School of Design, who were invited to participate in a workshop with the 2016 Droga Resident Architect, Juhani Pallasmaa.

CAADRIA 2016 Exhibition

1 April 2016 - 9:00am to 19 April 2016 - 5:00pm

This exhibition showcases work developed in a series of innovative workshops, which formed part of the CAADRIA 2016 conference.

Dean's Lecture: John Wood

30 March 2016 - 7:00pm

Emeritus Professor John Wood will present the first MSD Dean's Lecture of 2016 'Some Criteria For Mapping Consciousness In Living Buildings'.

CAADRIA 2016

30 March 2016 - 9:00am to 2 April 2016 - 5:00pm

CAADRIA 2016: 21st Annual Conference on Computer-Aided Architecture Design Research in Asia

#Occupy This

25 March 2016 - 9:00am to 27 April 2016 - 5:00pm

This exhibition examines design activism as an attempt to expand the domain of architectural design into the realm of advocacy and political activism.

Juhani Pallasmaa – In Conversation

24 March 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm

Juhani Pallasmaa is visiting the Melbourne School of Design to participate in a conversation on architecture and architectural education.

Urban Bridging

23 March 2016 - 9:00am to 27 April 2016 - 5:00pm

This exhibition is an outcome of workshops which investigated the critical issues impacting ‘bridging’ the divide between the local and the encroaching city.

Benchmark 2016

22 March 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This graduate-run event features exemplary MSD architecture graduates in a critical discussion; investigating the processes, methodologies and strategies used during their design thesis studio.

Victorian Architecture Awards - Presentation to Juries

19 March 2016 - 8:45am to 6:10pm

The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program recognises the innovative work of our Victorian architects. Presentation to Juries is a free event open to the public.

2016 Graduate Prize Exhibition

14 March 2016 - 9:00am to 30 March 2016 - 5:00pm

The Australian Institute of Architects’ Graduate Prize Program provides encouragement and support for graduating architecture students.

MSD goes to Shenzhen Biennale

7 March 2016 - 9:00am to 17 March 2016 - 5:00pm

'MSD goes to Shenzhen Biennale' was an off-site studio based at the Shenzhen Biennale (Aformal Academy).

Design Methods 1.0 (Auxilliary Envelopes)

12 February 2016 - 6:30pm to 26 February 2016 - 5:00pm

This exhibition showcases the working through of designs, ideas and prototypes of the AA Visiting School, Melbourne

MSD-SAPPK (ITB) Travelling Studios 2015-2016 Exhibition

8 February 2016 - 6:00pm to 2 March 2016 - 5:00pm

This exhibition features work from the MSD International Travelling studio to Bandung.

Public Lecture: Holger Kehne - Transformative Tectonics

3 February 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Holger Kehne will be delivering a public lecture at MSD this February.

AA Visiting School Melbourne: Design Methods 1.0

1 February 2016 - 9:00am to 12 February 2016 - 5:00pm

The MSD is hosting the inaugural visiting school from the Architectural Association, London. The Melbourne Visiting School is a 12 day program focusing on architectural design innovation and methods.

Australian Youth Humanities Forum

20 January 2016 - 9:00am to 21 January 2016 - 5:00pm

This two-day forum is to further the discourse around the value of a degree in the humanities and to help combat inequalities in access to higher education. 20-21 January 2016.

2015 Architectural Student Ideas Prize

9 December 2015 - 9:00am to 18 December 2015 - 5:00pm

This exhibition features all of the varying schemes from 41 entrants to the 2015 Australian Institute of Architects Architectural Student Ideas Prize: Market Place.

Shaping Canadian Modernity

7 December 2015 - 3:00pm

George Kapelos visits MSD from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and will discuss his research on the 1958 Toronto City Hall and Square competition. 

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.

MSDx 2015

19 November 2015 - 6:00pm to 4 December 2015 - 5:00pm

Our first year in our award-winning building culminates with our end-of-year student show MSDx, transforming it into a multi-floor gallery exhibiting over 400 pieces of studio work by our talented students.

Completing Gaudí's Sagrada Família Basilica: lessons for urban futures

19 November 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Professor Mark Burry will reflect on his 36 years as a design leader in the team in charge of completing Gaudí's magnum opus, and outline the lessons we can draw from this fascinating project towards an improved understanding of emerging possibilities for our urban futures.

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

12 November 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.

Melbourne Forum: Mid-tier buildings

12 November 2015 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Melbourne Forum is a series of free public talks with the goal of increasing the development and refurbishment of commercial buildings in Victoria to achieve greater levels of sustainable performance.

PIA VIC 2015 Planning Excellence Awards Presentation

6 November 2015 - 5:45pm

The Melbourne School of Design is proud to host the PIA Victorian Awards for Planning Excellence.

AURIN Lecture - 'Future Cities: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

6 November 2015 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm

Professor Michael Batty and a panel of Australian experts present the AURIN lecture, a discussion about how big data and decision science can predict and shape Australia’s changing cities.

The Science of Cities: Defining Size, Shape, Scale & Performance Using Percolation Theory

6 November 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

In this talk, Mike Batty (Professor of Planning, University College London) will explore how cities change qualitatively in terms of their performance as they change in size. 

 

Creating an Urban Splash

5 November 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Serial entrepreneur, Tom Bloxham MBE, will discuss how he set up and built award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash.

Merchant Builders: towards a new archive

2 November 2015 - 9:00am to 12 November 2015 - 5:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design is celebrating the fifty-year legacy of Merchant Builders with an exhibition of material collected by students, staff and key individuals.

A new class of investment for affordable rental housing in Australia

26 October 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am

A expert panel will discuss a range of innovative mechanisms for establishing affordable rental housing as a new class of investment.

MSD Graduate Study Week

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

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

 

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.

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

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'.

Dean's Lecture: Vicente Guallart

13 October 2015 - 7:00pm

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

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+.

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?

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

Inflection Discussion Forum

6 October 2015 - 6:00pm

In order to unpack the rich potential of the design process Inflection Journal has invited four industry professionals to share their experiences around the development of a design.

Melbourne Graduate Study Expo

6 October 2015 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Melbourne Graduate Study Expo, Tuesday 6 October, 4-7pm. Sofitel Melbourne.

Research seminar on changes to the built environment of Bandung

6 October 2015 - 2:00pm

This research seminar will discuss the rapid pace of urban transformation and social change in Bandung.

Assemblage

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.
 

GAP 2015: Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco

22 September 2015 - 9:00am to 1 October 2015 - 5:00pm

The sixth annual GAP exhibition will showcase architectural design work from Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco.

Transmit|Outward

18 September 2015 - 9:00am to 6 October 2015 - 5:00pm

Transmit|Outward, Inflection's annual exhibition for 2015, explores the theme of projection and its relationship to the creative process as a perpetual state of becoming.

Evan Walker Conversation

10 September 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Evan Walker Conversation is a panel discussion about planning and design issues facing Victoria communities.

Brazil Travelling Studio

7 September 2015 - 9:00am to 16 September 2015 - 5:00pm

This exhibition showcases the outcomes of the MSD Travelling Studio 2015: Brazil.

Atmosphere of Hope by Tim Flannery

26 August 2015 - 7:00pm

Join Tim Flannery for the launch of his new book 'Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis'.

Re-living the city: Urbanism & Architecture Bi-City Biennale 2015 Forum

21 August 2015 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design proudly hosts an forum on the Re-living the city: Shenzhen-Hong Kong Urbanism & Architecture Bi-City Biennale 2015.

Jerry Wolveridge of Wolveridge Architects

12 August 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

As part of the AND speaker series Jerry Wolveridge, of Wolveridge architects, will be talking about their current work.

All of This Belongs To You

11 August 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Dr Rory Hyde, Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, will give a lecture: 'All of This Belongs to You'.

ExLab: Digital Furniture Fabrication Exhibition

11 August 2015 - 9:00am to 28 August 2015 - 5:00pm

The ExLab: Digital Furniture Fabrication exhibition showcases furniture pieces designed and made by MSD students.

davidclovers underpressure

10 August 2015 - 6:30pm

In this lecture, David Erdman will describe how davidclovers has been exploring innovative methods of massing (the general shape and size of a building) through recent projects.

New Collectivities: Housing and the City

5 August 2015 - 9:00am to 4 September 2015 - 5:00pm

This exhibition takes an in depth look at nine housing projects by MVDV, ranging from a holiday house in the English countryside, to the Markthal in the very centre of Rotterdam.

Dean's Lecture: Nathalie de Vries

4 August 2015 - 7:00pm

Dulux presents the Melbourne School of Design Dean’s Lecture: Nathalie de Vries on 'New Collectivities: Housing and the City'.

Three Perspectives on Affordable Housing

4 August 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

This global panel of experts will address viable solutions to Melbourne’s housing affordability crisis from three perspectives.

New Zealand Information Evening

3 August 2015 - 7:00pm to 6 August 2015 - 8:30pm

Join us at our information evenings in New Zealand.

University of Melbourne Information Day 2015: Malaysia

1 August 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us at our Information Day in Malaysia.

Open House Melbourne - Explore MSD

26 July 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Explore MSD with Open House Melbourne. The new Melbourne School of Design building will open its doors to the public on Sunday 26 July from 10am to 4pm as part of Open House Melbourne.

University of Melbourne Information Day 2015: Hong Kong

25 July 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us at our Information Day in Hong Kong.

Nite Art: Alice Hui-Sheng Chang - Gentle steps with an open mouth

23 July 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Like architecture, sound addresses our perception, informing and sometimes misleading us about what is “really” there in a given spatial experience.  Alice Hui-Sheng Chang will use sound to challenge transparency with intimacy at the level of collective experience.

Nite Art: Martina Copley - A Listeners Guide to… Bowing

23 July 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

A Listener’s Guide to… bowing by Martina Copley inflects the act of listening to propose a critical form of attention. Unhinged from everyday patterns and graspings, the form of attention is a function of the form of attending.

Nite Art at MSD

23 July 2015 - 6:00pm

As part of Nite Art 2015, Martina Copley, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Zac Segbedzi, Danae Valenza & Adelle Mills will pursue a set of implicit propositions coded into the Melbourne School of Design.

University of Melbourne Information Day 2015: Singapore

22 July 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at our Information Day in Singapore.

2nd Skin Exhibition

22 July 2015 - 9:00am to 6 August 2015 - 5:00pm

Students from Virtual Environments subject 2nd Skins explore notions of space and experiment with the latest design techniques and technologies.

Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure, Frankfurt: "Architecture and Structure - just a simple love affair"

21 July 2015 - 9:00am to 29 July 2015 - 12:00pm

An exhibition of work "Architecture and Structure - just a simple love affair" of Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure, Frankfurt.

Global Search for Academic Elites – Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

13 July 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Prof. Albert PC Chan, Head of Department of Building and Real Estate at PolyU will give a lecture and presentation to Staff and PhD students about The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The HUMEn Element

6 July 2015 - 6:00pm to 13 July 2015 - 5:00pm

An exhibition of work by students in the subject Cities: from Local to Global, focusing on the Broadmeadows and Craigieburn in the City of Hume in Melbourne's north.

Design City, Built Melbourne!

2 July 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:20pm

This annual talk presents a diverse cross section of design disciplines and building typologies that form the built fabric of Melbourne. A rare opportunity to hear from the experts on the design process behind the built outcome.

End of Semester Exhibition

18 June 2015 - 6:00pm to 30 June 2015 - 5:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design will showcase a rich selection of work from this semester’s design studios.

Matter - Studio XXII

12 June 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

In Studio XXII we wade into the shimmering mosaics of our physical environment to explore the concept of matter - from a pixel in the computer screen...

China Information Day 2015

6 June 2015 - 10:00am to 7 June 2015 - 5:00pm

Join us at our Information Day in Beijing and Shanghai and talk to university staff and alumni about studying at Melbourne. You’ll hear about foundation programs, our undergraduate and graduate courses, accommodation options, scholarships and admissions.

Historic Melbourne: Graphic Building Analysis

3 June 2015 - 9:00am to 12 June 2015 - 5:00pm

Historic Melbourne exhibits the graphic work of Bachelor of Environments ‘Foundations of Architecture’ and ‘Global Foundations of Architecture’ students.

Focus on Environments

27 May 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come to the Focus on Environments seminar for prospective students and families, and hear from current students and academic staff about what it is like to study in the Bachelor of Environments.

Cellular automata modelling in urban planning

26 May 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Cellular automata-based land use modelling to inform decision making in urban planning...

Construction Design Final Exhibition

26 May 2015 - 9:00am to 29 May 2015 - 5:00pm

An exhibition of models from the Construction Design subject

Detroit - Future City, Post Bankruptcy

25 May 2015 - 1:30pm

Professor Robin Boyle, visiting professor in the Melbourne School of Design, Professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University, Detroit, will speak on Detroit - Future City, Post Bankruptcy.

Representing and Remembering Place

25 May 2015 - 9:00am to 29 May 2015 - 5:00pm

An exhibition of work from the Remembering and Representing Place, Melbourne School of Design masters elective.

RE(gen) Exhibition

22 May 2015 - 9:00am to 29 May 2015 - 5:00pm

An exhibition of work from the RE(gen) studio.

Diversity + Inclusion = The Future

21 May 2015 - 1:00pm

The RICS President, Louise Brooke-Smith, will give a lecture on the RICS Awards entitled Diversity & Inclusion.

Future Student Interviews

18 May 2015 - 9:00am to 29 May 2015 - 5:00pm

The Future Students Team at MSD is offering prospective students the opportunity to arrange a time to discuss future study plans with a one-on-one consultation with our staff. Register here.

A Parlour soirée

14 May 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Parlour, the University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Architects are launching Parlour’s next phase as an incorporated association.

Dean's Lecture: Professor Manfred Grohmann

12 May 2015 - 7:00pm

Professor Manfred Grohman, Director of Bollinger + Grohmann Engineers, Frankfurt, presented the second of the MSD Dean's Lectures on 12 May 2015.

Climate is Culture - the Cape Farewell project

5 May 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

David Buckland will narrate 14 years of Cape Farewell's ambition to place climate centre stage...

Graduate Study Expo 2015

5 May 2015 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Join staff from the Melbourne School of Design at the Graduate Study Expo and find out your graduate study options.

From Chicks to Velodromes: Architecture and its Semi-Autonomy

4 May 2015 - 6:30pm

Cristina Goberna Pesudo, co-founder of Fake Industries Architecture Agonism will give a lecture "From Chicks to Velodromes: Architecture and its Semi-Autonomy".

Mark Dorrian: On the Surface

14 April 2015 - 6:30pm

Professor Mark Dorrian will discuss his recent retrospective exhibition 'On the surface'. 

Amy Balkin: Public Smog

11 April 2015 - 12:00pm to 10 May 2015 - 5:00pm

Amy Balkin’s ongoing project Public Smog seeks to create a park in the atmosphere that fluctuates in location and scale.

David Buckland: Discounting the Future

11 April 2015 - 12:00pm to 10 May 2015 - 5:00pm

An exhibition showcasing a decade of climate artworks by designer, artist and filmmaker David Buckland.

Lightness

31 March 2015 - 9:00am to 6 April 2015 - 5:00pm

This exhibition showcases the works from Digital Craft: Design and Make subject, examining the relationship of craft, computational design, technology and manufacturing.

Book Launches: 'Assembling the Centre' and 'Re-making Indigenous Place in Melbourne'

27 March 2015 - 6:00pm

MSD is hosting the launch of two recently published books on indigenous cultural centres 'Assembling the Centre: Architecture for Indigenous Cultures Australia and Beyond' and 'Re-making Indigenous Place in Melbourne: Towards a Victorian Indigenous Cultural Knowledge and Education Centre'

Motel

20 March 2015 - 6:00pm to 1 April 2015 - 5:00pm

This exhibition celebrates a 20th century wonder - The Motel. Imported from America and pioneered in Australia by entrepreneur David Yencken, the exhibition features two distinct motel designs established through his patronage.

Vivian Loftness: High Performance Buildings for Improved Productivity and Health

20 March 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Indoor environmental quality in commercial buildings is important to human health and productivity as well as energy and environmental sustainability. Professor Vivian Loftness, of Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss the field studies and research in this field.

Dean's Lecture Series 2015: Neil Brenner

17 March 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Professor Neil Brenner presented 'The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban' on 17 March 2015.

Operational Landscapes: Towards an Alternative Cartography of World Urbanization

17 March 2015 - 9:00am to 29 March 2015 - 5:00pm

The 2015 Dean's Lecture Series presents an exhibition by the Urban Theory Lab / Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. (directed by Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.): 'Operational Landscapes: Towards an Alternative Cartography of World Urbanization'

​Architecture for Collective Impact: Johannes Molander Pedersen (NORD, Copenhagen)

16 March 2015 - 6:30pm

Johannes Molander Pedersen will lecture on how the process of developing architecture and urban areas.

Francesca Hughes lecture and book launch — The Architecture of Error: Matter, Measure and the Misadventures of Precision

11 March 2015 - 6:30pm

Francesca Hughes lives and works in London where she has both run studios and taught in history and theory since 1994, first at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and then at the Architectural Association.

Macgeorge Lecture: A change of heart towards children?

10 March 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Dr Catherine Burke, University of Cambridge, will deliver the MacGeorge Lecture: 'A change of heart towards children?'Historical perspectives from the UK, Australia and New Zealand on the design of a new primary school for Cambridge.

GAP Exhibition

3 March 2015 - 9:00am to 11 March 2015 - 5:00pm

GAP (Global Architecture Profiling) showcases the work of contemporary and emerging architects in unique locations around the world. This year, GAP profiles Seoul, capital of South Korea.

Open House Indonesia

28 February 2015 - 1:00pm to 2 March 2015 - 6:00pm

Meet our staff and explore your study options at our Indonesia Open Houses. Register now...

Tectonic Grounds

21 February 2015 - 9:00am to 6 March 2015 - 6:00pm

Tectonic Grounds features student works that explore digital fabrication techniques, physical computing such as Arduino and rapid prototyping to create a 1:1 interactive installation.

The Role of the Government Architect

27 January 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This panel will bring together a range of positions – local, national and international – to review and debate the role of the Government Architect. It is being held at the MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Southbank Arts Precinct.

Melbourne School of Design Open House

12 December 2014 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm

The new Melbourne School of Design (MSD) building will be officially launched on Friday 12 December at an open house event.

MSD Building Exhibition presented by John Wardle Architects

10 December 2014 - 9:00am to 30 January 2015 - 5:00pm

An exhibition detailing the construction and design of the new Melbourne School of Design Building.

Symposium - Unseen Details: Weiwu Vernacular in Dafuzhen, Fujian, China

9 December 2014 - 9:00am

A research symposium, Unseen Details: Weiwu Vernacular in Dafuzhen, Fujian, China, will take place at the new Melbourne School of Design building on Tuesday 9 Dec. 2014

The Lie of the Land

5 December 2014 - 6:30pm

Professor John Dixon Hunt will present a public lecture, The Lie of the Land, at Melbourne School of Design.

MSDx 2014

20 November 2014 - 6:00pm to 22 December 2014 - 5:00pm

A selection of the best student projects from MSD's 2014 studios

Timber Furniture Workshop Exhibition

20 November 2014 - 12:00pm to 27 November 2014 - 5:00am

Timber furniture projects are showcased in the Andrew Lee King Fun Gallery this November and December along with the curated work as part of the MSDx 2014 exhibition.

Designing for Hope

12 November 2014 - 7:30pm

Book Launch: Dr Dominique Hes will launch her new book, co-written with Chrisna Du Plessis during Melbourne Forum on Wednesday 12 November.

Melbourne Forum

12 November 2014 - 6:00pm

Melbourne Forum, Practice of the future: Where is practice going?, will take place at Melbourne School of Design on 12 November.

Career Conversations

11 November 2014 - 6:00pm

The Melbourne University Planning Students Society and Space Cadets present Career Conversations, an evening focused on careers and further research in the field of urban planning.

What makes a liveable, healthy and active city?

29 October 2014 - 6:00pm

Brent Toderian will discuss how to achieve liveable and 'complete' cities in this free public lecture presented by MSSI and the Heart Foundation.

Timber Furniture Workshop Exhibition

27 October 2014 - 9:00am to 10 November 2014 - 5:00pm

"A piece for arrival and departure"

MSD Graduate Study Week 2014

20 October 2014 - 9:00am to 24 October 2014 - 5:00pm

Find out about the Melbourne School of Design graduate courses in targetted information sessions and one on one course advice appointments.

Virtual Fair for International Students

16 October 2014 - 7:00pm to 17 October 2014 - 11:00am

The Virtual Fair is an excellent opportunity to chat online with our friendly staff and current students and learn more about our courses, entry requirements and how to apply.

Professor Mark Burry

15 October 2014 - 6:00pm

Professor Mark Burry will deliver the R Douglas Wright Lecture 2014 entitled ‘Untangling Antoni Gaudí’s multidimensional mysteries’.

Melbourne: What Next? Launch

13 October 2014 - 6:00pm

Book Launch - Melbourne: What Next? A discussion on creating a better future for Melbourne.

How Sustainable Transport ‘Networks’ Build Great Cities

9 October 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

A presentation of work from the 2014 MSD Zurich-Munich Travelling Studio

Dean's Lecture Series: Jeanne Gang

7 October 2014 - 7:00pm

Founding Principal of Studio Gang Architects, Jeanne Gang, will present the final ABP Dean's Lecture of 2014, In, On, Around, and Beyond: Expeditions in the Contemporary City.
 

Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects

1 October 2014 - 9:00am to 10 October 2014 - 5:00pm

An exhibition of projects by Studio Gang, chosen specifically for the Melbourne audience.

Graduate Study Expo

30 September 2014 - 4:00am to 7:00am

You are invited to attend the University of Melbourne’s Graduate Study Expo to learn about our full range of graduate study options.

Street14: Moorabbin Junction

22 September 2014 - 1:00pm to 26 September 2014 - 3:00pm

An exhibition of student works from Landscape Studio 2: Site and Design, envisaging the future look of Moorabbin Junction as part of the Street 14 Competition. 

 

Special Public Lecture: Professor Barry Bergdoll

11 September 2014 - 7:00pm

At Home in the Museum? The challenges and potentials of architecture in the gallery. Barry Bergdoll is the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Architectural History at Columbia University and a curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art.

How do Buildings Burn? by Professor José L. Torero

3 September 2014 - 7:00pm

AIB Address Series. The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Building is pleased to present an AIB Address by Professor José L. Torero, The University of Queensland.

 

Lessons From Urban Innovations in India

2 September 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Lessons From Urban Innovations in India. A special public lecture by Professor Chetan Vaidya

Fragrance...an exhibition

1 September 2014 - 9:00am to 19 September 2014 - 5:00pm

Inspired by Craig Easton's photographs of Chinese flower windows and a poem by Kosen Shoten (Gaoquin Xingdun, 1633-95), the exhibited works were created from waste materials found in the Faculty's construction workshops and the FabLab.

New directions in American Architecture

27 August 2014 - 12:00pm

Architect Daniel Kumnick will present the Minnie Ackman Lecture, detailing his research at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

People Building Better Cities

19 August 2014 - 9:00am to 29 August 2014 - 5:00pm

A travelling exhibition to promote dialogue on the challenges of inclusive urbanisation.

Bare Ruin'd Choirs

12 August 2014 - 7:00pm

Edward Hollis will present a free public lecture on St. Peters, Kilmahew, Scotland as a case study on working with ruins.

New Zealand Information Sessions

7 August 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

MSD will be visiting New Zealand during 4 – 7 August. This is a great opportunity to meet with a course advisor and find out information about our courses, careers outcomes, fees and life on campus.

Talking Spaces 6: What works?

6 August 2014 - 9:00am to 7 August 2014 - 5:00pm

The Talking Spaces 6 series of workshops and seminars will explore the question: ‘What works?’ in learning environments.

Dean's Lecture Series 2014: Ma Yansong

5 August 2014 - 7:00pm

Ma Yansong, Founding Principle of MAD Architects, Beijing will present the next Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning Dean's Lecture entitled, Shanshui City.

Meet MSD in Malaysia

5 August 2014 - 12:00pm to 13 August 2014 - 6:00pm

MSD will be visiting Kuala Lumpur from 5 – 13 August, 2014. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with a course advisor and find out information about our Master courses.

Competing Ideas: Public debate on architectural design competitions

30 July 2014 - 6:30pm

Competing Ideas: Public debate on the role and relevance of architectural design competitions

Shanshui City Exhibition

30 July 2014 - 9:00am to 15 August 2014 - 5:00pm

Exhibition of MAD Architects projects open in advance of Founder Ma Yansong's Dean's Lecture entitled Shanshui City.

Open House Melbourne

27 July 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

The new Melbourne School of Design building will open its doors to the public for the first time on Sunday 27 July from 10am to 4pm as part of Open House Melbourne.

The Competition

26 July 2014 - 6:30pm to 27 July 2014 - 6:30pm

DIS-cour.se presents the Australian Premiere of The Competition, in partnership with Melbourne School of Design, Open House Melbourne and ACMI Cinemas.

Hong Kong Information Day 2014

26 July 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

MSD will be visiting Hong Kong on Saturday, 26 July. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with a course advisor and find out information about our Master courses.

Visions Change

21 July 2014 - 9:00am to 25 July 2014 - 8:00pm

An exhibition of entries to an open competition for Inflection journal.

Station Design as Placemaking

11 July 2014 - 9:00am to 18 July 2014 - 5:00pm

This is an exhibition of a Master of Architecture studio focused on the design of a series of specific case study stations across Melbourne as ‘urban architecture’.

From Struggletown to Town Centre

1 July 2014 - 9:00am to 7 July 2014 - 5:00pm

An exhibition of posters applying an international ‘good practice’ to Frankston or Sunshine town centre by students in the subject Cities from Local to Global.

MSD Thesis and Studios C, D & E Exhibition

20 June 2014 - 5:30pm to 8 August 2014 - 5:00pm

The Melbourne School of Design will showcase a rich selection of work from this semester’s Thesis and “C, D, E Master of Architecture Studios” at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

Chloé Fèvre Public Seminar

16 June 2014 - 12:00pm

This seminar will propose an analysis of the main challenges for sound policymaking to prevent violence in Latin America, and the role of Multilateral Development Banks.

Representing and Remembering Place Exhibition

26 May 2014 - 3:00pm to 2 June 2014 - 12:00pm

This exhibition is of final projects in the subject Representing and Remembering Place which create an “Atlas” of a particular place in Melbourne.

Digital Furniture Fabrication Exhibition

13 May 2014 - 9:00am to 19 May 2014 - 3:00pm

An exhibition of student work from the Digital Furniture Fabrication Elective

Explorations in Landscape Architecture

5 May 2014 - 9:00am to 9 May 2014 - 5:00pm

This is an exhibition of working the subject Mapping Explorations Masters Studio1: Design Techniques using composite mapping.

Dean's Lecture Series 2014: Patricia Galloway

18 March 2014 - 7:00pm

Dr. Patricia Galloway will discuss the evolving concept of the megaproject with a particular focus on the Asian region.

Heritage Conservation as Environmental Conservation

17 October 2013 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

This half day symposium provided an opportunity for built environment professionals, to discuss the principles and practices involved in assessing building environmental performance and the influence that the conservation of older buildings can have on protecting the environment.

Traditionalism, Colonialism and Modernism: Asian Heritage Transformed

2 October 2013 - 5:00pm to 4 October 2013 - 4:00pm

Drawing on the expertise of researchers, designers and advocates from across South East Asia and Australia this two day symposium examined recent trajectories in heritage practice, teaching and thinking in Asia.

From Classroom to Campus: The Heritage of Modern Education

26 November 2012 - 6:00pm to 28 November 2012 - 4:00pm

This symposium explored the historical documentation, conservation and potential heritage values of once modern and now ageing educational campuses in Australia and around the world.

From the Debris: A Landscape Exhibition Revived

12 November 2012 - 12:00pm to 23 November 2012 - 8:00pm

This is a restaging of the remaining work from the 1982 landmark exhibition, Landscape Australia: an exhibition, originally held in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.

Forum on Ancient Chinese Architectural History

27 October 2012 - 10:00am to 28 October 2012 - 5:00pm

This International Symposium ‘Ancient Chinese Architectural History’ explored different aspects of Chinese architecture.

John Andrews Symposium

19 October 2012 - 9:30am to 20 October 2012 - 5:30pm

This unique Symposium brings together archtiects who worked in Andrews' offices who will discusss their experiences of how the practice worked and managed its extremely ambitious designs.

Missing Links: Heritage Education and Heritage Practice

20 July 2012 - 10:00am

This symposium looks at responsive and accessible heritage education to assist industry in achieving higher standards of practice, to promote well informed government decision-making, and to stimulate new and applied research.