MPavilion 2018 program released

MPavilion 2018 program released
MPavilion 2018 program released

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has unveiled highlights of the MPavilion 2018 program which comprises over 400 free events, over the course of its four-month duration.

Opening to the public from 9 October 2018, and running through to 3 February 2019, MPavilion 2018 has been designed by renowned Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós.

The 2018 program has been curated to respond to the ethos of Carme Pinós, focusing on design and building communities, fostering inclusivity, women in leadership and the architecture of education.

The first event on MPavilion's 2018 calendar will be held on Tuesday 9th of October at 12:15pm coinciding with the official launch. Carme Pinós will join a panel discussion curated by Melbourne Festival titled ‘The land on which we stand’ exploring the idea of country, levels of meaning, occupation and use of land.

The program will take the form of MTalks, MMeets, MMusic, MRelay, MProjects and MKids and will feature talks, dance, performance, kids workshops and installations.

MPavilion 2018 program released
MPavilion 2018. Image: Estudio Carme Pinós

MPavilion's 2018 program features over 500 collaborators, including international guests such as London’s former director of Tate art museums Sir Nicholas Serota CH, Hyphen-Labs NY, an international collective of women of colour working at the intersection of art, technology, science and design, and the UK’s Fixperts—a global community of social designers and makers.

Local collaborators include Melbourne Festival, Indigenous architecture forum BLAKitecture, Bakehouse Studios, Chunky Move, Science Gallery, RMIT, State Library Victoria, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne Theatre Company, Liquid Architecture and Community Hubs Australia.

In an MPavilion-first, 2018 will also see inaugural Writer in Residence Maddee Clark, and Artist in Residence, local artist Esther Stewart.

For more info and the full MPavilion 2018 program, click here.

MPavilion 2018 program released
Carme Pinós. Image: Supplied

What they say...

The Victorian Government has been a proud partner of MPavilion since it was founded in 2014. This year's ambitious program showcases the important role design plays in our community. MPavilion engages audiences of all ages making an
active contribution to Melbourne’s cultural and social life and to our reputation as the Creative State.

We are proud to support MPavilion and look forward to another exceptional program of educational, inspirational and innovative ideas.

- Martin Foley, Minister for Creative Industries


Carme Pinós is a major influence on global architecture, creating spaces that place human experience and environment at the centre of her designs. Inspired by Carme’s design and philosophy, our program engages the city in vital conversations about what it means to be inclusive and community focused.

I’m excited to present this year’s events—they explore the social impact of design yet create enjoyable access for all ages.

- Naomi Milgrom AO, founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation 

Laurence Dragomir

Laurence Dragomir

Laurence Dragomir is one of the co-founders of Urban Melbourne. Laurence has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience working in both the private and public sector specialising in architecture, urban design and planning. He also has a keen interest in the built environment, cities and Star Wars.

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