MPavilion hosts MTalk Tuesday discussions

Start Date: 16 Nov 2014

End Date: 01 Feb 2015

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Above image: Lyons Architecture’s Swanston Academic Building reinterpreted as fashion by Emilia Firus and Alexis Infeld for MPavilion

A series of free moonlit discussions run at MPavilion from 11 November – 16 December, every Tuesday night from 6:30-7:30pm. This series of dynamic talks are collaborations with Monash University Art, Design and Architecture (MADA); Swinburne University; RMIT Design Hub; Melbourne School of Design and a selection of specialists in their respective fields.

MTalks is part of an ambitious four-month public program of more than 120 free events and involving more than 135 collaborators presented at MPavilion, running through until 1 February 2015. The MPavilion program includes talks, workshops, music events, film screenings, walking and bike tours, art interventions, dance performances and more. Programmed especially for MPavilion by Rachel Elliot-Jones and Robert Buckingham, MTalks gathers ideas, concepts, research, discoveries and debate under Godsell’s inspiring structure.

Key highlights of the MTalks exciting Program of inspiring discussions include:

MADA Presents ‘Procurement of Public Art and Architecture in Melbourne’: Examining social, economic and human issues, in order to reshape the world, MADA’s Callum Mortonand Diego Ramírez-Lovering will lead a discussion about the procurement of innovative architecture and public art in the City of Melbourne. Guest panellists include former government architect Geoffrey London, and Charlotte Day, director of Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA).

Swinburne University of Technology presents ‘Brands in the Environment: from the material, to the immaterial’: Dr Flavia Marcello and Bridgette Engeler-Newbury, leading researchers at Swinburne University, discuss the evolution of brands, branding and branded environments. Together they raise questions surrounding material and immaterial experiences and explore how brands have developed from something burnt on cattle’s skin into symbols of desire and full of status and emotion.

RMIT Design Hub: A panel of researchers and practitioners from RMIT’s Design Hub explore the role of architecture and design in the city. The Hub houses a community of design academics who take a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching. It is an archive, a learning environment and an exhibition space, open to everyone who wants to do, learn and discuss design.

‘Curating Fashion from Designer wear to Dust’ with Robyn Healy: Over the last twenty-five years, the increased presence of fashion in museums across the world has generated debate about curatorial modes, as well as about how fashion is understood when presented in these modes. In this MTalk, Curator and fashion commentator Robyn Healy will discuss non-customary exhibition practice. Touching on numerous approaches, from historical imagination to design process, Healy considers how different arrangements of clothes let audiences explore different ideas of fashion.

Key Dates for MTalks Events:

Tuesday 18 November 2014, 6.30pm-7.30pm: Swinburne University of Technology presents ‘Brands in the environment: from the material to the immaterial’ 

Tuesday 25 November 2014, 6.30pm-7.30pm: Melbourne School of Design

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 6.30pm-7.30pm: RMIT Design Hub

Tuesday 16 December 2014, 6.30pm-7.30pm: ‘Curating fashion from designer wear to dust’ with Robin Healy