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State of Design

This starts this week – I have looked through the pickings and list most of the architecture-related ones below. Lots to do. Tried to post in the events forum but it broke under the strain (must fix that..)
Venues: Around Victoria
Dates: 15-25th July

State of Design Festival, an initiative of the Victorian State Government, will host over 100 interactive events, exhibitions, workshops and talks from 15 – 25 July! Make sure you pick up your official Festival guide at Melbourne cultural venues, cafes and stores, or download here.

Speakers at the many events include

Nate Archer
Editor, (Canada)
Tracking Imagination
Nate tracks and connects cross-disciplinary design output from advertising to technology, sustainability and marketing. As design disciplines converge and overlap with media and technology what are positive collisions Archer sees emerging.

Leon van Schaik
Innovation Professor of Architecture, RMIT (Australia)
Tom Kovac
Professor of Architecture, RMIT (Australia)
Slow Places / Fast Systems
Professors Leon van Schaik & Tom Kovac ask whether the expectation of the future citizen can be met by the trajectory of the city. They discuss where sanctuary can be cultivated and built form crafted – slow space at a rapid pace?

Niels Jonkhans
Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna (Austria)
Architecture of Necessity
As in most scientific disciplines, research in architecture is focussed on meeting potential needs for the future. Niels explores some of our more future imminent needs, discussing how his recent academic and realised projects challenge seamingly established methods of architectural design to offer new trajectories and future solutions.

A few of the manu events include

2040 City – Future Visions
Visions for the future of the city, a free public forum.
Presented by Design Laboratory and Melbourne Conversations
Wednesday 22 July

AA Round Table 01. Stories of the Recession: Embodied Knowledge / Future Possibilities
A series of robust public discussions, recorded in Architecture Australia
Presented by Architecture Media and the University of Melbourne
Tuesday 21 July

Abundant Highlights
An exhibition highlighting the breadth and depth of Australia’s architectural practice.
Presented by the Australian Institute of Architects
15 – 25 July

Architecture Bus Tour
An informative bus tour with architecture and design writer Stephen Crafti, highlighting some of Melbourne’s architectural gems.
Presented by Stephen Crafti
Saturday 18 July

Art Chat
Don Bates and Peter Davidson, Directors of LAB architecture studio, discuss their experience designing one of Melbourne’s most controversial projects.
Presented by NGV Australia
Thursday 23 July

Australian Institute of Architects, Victorian Chapter 2009 Awards Program
A series of floor talks complimenting an exhibition showcasing entries to the 2009 Victorian Chapter Awards.
Presented by Australian Institute of Architects, Victorian Chapter
6 – 24 July

Baking Architecture
An exhibition of architectural ‘food’ models ‘constructed’ by architects and chefs to create their vision of the future by baking architecture.
Presented by the Australian Institute of Architects, Victorian Chapter
15 – 25 July

Bendigo Bank Tour
A rare opportunity to learn about and see inside The Bendigo Centre, one of the first Five Star Green Star designed buildings to be built in a regional city
Presented by Bendigo Bank
Saturday 25 July

Bluestone Lounge Room – Designing the Streets of Melbourne
An exhibition using the outside and inside of the City Gallery to chart the ubiquitous, yet seemingly invisible role of design in public space.
Presented by City of Melbourne
17 July – 30 September

City Wiki
An interactive installation inviting you to leave your hopes for Melbourne’s future in Higson lane.
Presented by Geyer
17 – 24 July

Convergence @ Yarra Lane
A group installation that unites elite Australian design practices that will interact, juxtapose, contextualise and ultimately converge within Yarra Lane.
Presented by Michael L Yates & Co
18 July – 17 August

Culture Shift: An Indigenous Future for Design
A public forum exploring indigenous design.
Presented by INDIGO and Melbourne Conversations
Monday 20 July

Design for Fire: Challenge Pitch and Forum
A Melbourne Conversation dedicated to uncovering innovative design solutions that can help communities deal with extreme fire events.
Presented by Design Research Institute at RMIT and Melbourne Conversations
Friday 24 July

Design Guidelines for Licensed Venues
Launching a world first publication to help designers, planners, architects, decorators and licensees improve safety in licensed venues through innovative design approaches.
Presented by Responsible Alcohol Victoria, Department of Justice
Tuesday 21 July

Design Laboratory: Built Systems 2040 City
An exhibition documenting the work of five design labs from the disciplines of Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, as part of the Design Laboratory 2040 City project.
Presented by RMIT University, School of Architecture and Design
16 – 25 July

Design Reporter
Design Reporter will work with local and international writers to propose an intelligent, inclusive and broad form of design journalism that attempts to position design as a part of everyday life, connected to other ideas that are prevalent in society today.
Presented by Chase and Galley
15 – 25 July

Melbourne Open House
A rare opportunity for free entry to Melbourne’s most significant buildings, many of which are rarely open to the public.
Presented by Melbourne Open House
19 July

Richard Canny ‘A Local Car for the Silent Highway’
This 2009 Alfred Deakin Eco-Innovation Lecture presents Richard Canny and his compelling demonstration of the near future of the family car.
Presented by The Deakins 09
Wednesday 22 July

Road Trip
A self guided, online tour investigating the designers’ intent behind ‘freeway architecture’.
Presented by Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design
15 – 25 July

Sculpted Packages – Reshaped
Contemporary practitioners working in architecture, textiles and fashion experiment with traditional Japanese Shibori techniques to produce a series of packages newly arrived in the post, torn open, and scattered about the space.
Presented by S!X, assisted by Leah Muddle, Milly Sleeping
16 – 18 July

Sense of Place
A presentation on new dialogues for urban design.
Presented by the Retail Design Institute in partnership with Design Victoria
Wednesday 22 July

Shelter Stories: Visualising our Urban Future
Visit this outdoor, temporary installation seeking to respond to the global challenge of slums and visualise the future urbanisation of humanity.
Presented by Architects Without Frontiers
15 – 19 July

Space re Place
An exhibition on new design philosophies, to illustrate, through various stages of abstraction, the work of designers and their collaborators surveying space (re)appropriation and (re)invigoration.
Presented by Melbourne Collective Design for Change
18 – 31 July

The Garbage Warrior: Michael Reynolds Public Talks
A rare opportunity to hear the Garbage Warrior speak about Earthships and his sustainable principles during his first visit to Australia.
23 & 25 July

The Nascent Present
The Advanced Architecture Polarity at RMIT traverses multiple theoretical, material, processual and intentional domains, united by a view of the present as both resilient and plastic and so subject to a continual re-making.
Presented by Architecture Program, RMIT University
15 – 25 July

What House is That?
The launch of Heritage Victoria’s new interactive website on housing styles What house is that? Online.
Presented by Heritage Victoria
Friday 24 July

What Makes Architecture Public?
This panel discussion will bring a range of opinions to the table, while locating the private financing of public infrastructure within a global setting.
Presented by URO media
Thursday 23 July

Too Much of Everything
A group exhibition exploring a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to design practice.
Presented by ffiXXed
16 – 25 July

Transformative Surface
Transformative surface is a fluctuating landscape that continually remakes in response to its environment.
Presented by Craig Douglas, Bridget Keane, Rosalea Monacella and Grace Tan
15 – 25 July

UK Overgrown
A photographic exhibition exploring the eternally tenuous relationship between man and nature.
Presented by Adrian Lander Photography
17 – 25 July

Urban [Di]versions
A set of design interventions, which occupy the surfaces of Melbourne’s hidden or ‘leftover’ spaces.
Presented by RMIT University, Urban Interior Research Group
17 – 25 July


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