The Living Pavilion

The Living Pavilion is a collaboration between the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub, Thrive Research Hub, The Living Stage, AILA Vic and The University of Melbourne’s New Student Precinct. It will be a temporary event space for CLIMARTE’s ‘ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019’ festival (23rd April - 19th May 2019).

The project is envisioned as a recyclable, biodegradable, edible and biodiverse event space that celebrates Indigenous knowledge systems, ecological science and sustainable design through participatory arts practice. It is also a key research and knowledge translation project. We will be using The Living Pavilion as a “Living Lab” – to test, monitor and engage students, stakeholders and the general community in a range of urban greening, biodiversity, place making, social science, art and design research.

On 9-11 July we hosted an intensive creative development process to co-design initial design concepts and programming opportunities for The Living Pavilion with key partners, city practitioners, community members and students.Thank you to everyone to took part in or provided input for these sessions, they were a truly amazing few days of inspiration!

The core team from CAUL and THRIVE Research Hubs and The New Student Precinct at the University will now engage with Traditional Custodians of the University site we have chosen for The Living Pavilion, with Jefa Greenaway and with other First Nations colleagues, to finalise the initial designs and program concepts.

We will also be getting on with planting, research plans and program ideas – with an anticipated formal launch date in early October. We will provide a monthly progress update via this Newsletter, including opportunities to get involved as the plans unfold. You can also follow the Instagram account @TheLivingPavilion or Twitter account @TheLivingStage.

Initial concept design developed at creative development workshop. Final design to be confirmed, in consultation with Jefa Greenaway and The University of Melbourne’s New Student Precinct. Credit: Lachy Mcmullin and Rob Snelling (in collaboration with the THRIVE/CAUL team).

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