Manufactured-Landscapes

Design docos at DADo: Robin Boyd Foundation

Apr 15, 2015
  • Article by Online Editor

Still from ‘Manufactured Landscapes’ 2006, screening at DADo 29 July. 

Getting us through the cooler months is one of Melbourne’s best kept design secrets, The DADo film society run by The Robin Boyd Foundation. The not-for-profit foundation offers a vast array of innovative and ongoing public learning programs, developed to increase public awareness, understanding and participation in design.

The mission of DADo Film Society is to present the best documentaries, short films and films that discuss architecture, design and urbanism; and exploring the relationships between film and the built environment.

Many of the films presented are exclusive to DADo, whilst others are classic favourites. Along with the Screenings, DADo also invites guest speakers to discuss their unique perspectives on the stimulus of the film. Speakers range from prominent architects and designers to academics, and film critics. All screenings take place at ‘Walsh Street’, in the living room of Robin and Patricia Boyd’s former home.

The unique viewing experience provides an apt space for engaging conversation on design and architecture, in the residence of one of Australia’s most influential architects.

Screenings take place throughout the year, the next screening being ‘The Venice Syndrome’ with guest speaker, Doug Hall, associate professor and honorary principal fellow at the Australian Institute of Art History at the University of Melbourne on 22 April. Doors Open at 6:30pm for 7pm start.

For a full schedule of screenings visit The Robin Boyd Foundation.

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