The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced the Living Cities Forum 2017, which brings together leading international architects and design thinkers to investigate the definition of liveability and attempts to illustrate the image of a truly liveable city as viewed through a design lens.
Taking place on 27 July, the forum will be headed by the following speakers:
– Benedetta Tagliabue (Barcelona): award-winning architect, visiting professor of architecture, Pritzker Prize jury member and co-founder of the firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT,
– Mimi Zeiger (Los Angeles): with work situated at the intersection of architecture and media cultures, Mimi is an award-winning critic, editor, and curator,
– Dan Hill (London): associate director at Arup, heading up its multidisciplinary digital studio which helps develop transformative digital technology for cities, spaces, infrastructure, buildings and organisations,
– Marisa Yiu (Hong Kong): writer, curator and architect and founding partner of multi-disciplinary architecture studio ESKYIU, and
– Rory Hyde (London): curator of contemporary architecture and urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
“Design impacts the way we live and has the creative power to solve real-world problems. Living Cities Forum is a visionary think tank which will allow Melbourne — one of the world’s most liveable cities—to maintain its liveability for its citizens and be able to share its knowledge with the world,” says Naomi Milgrom AO, Founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation.
The Living Cities Forum 2017 brings together leading international architects and urban thinkers to consider the factors that determine a healthy and vibrant city. How do history, geography, climate and culture contribute to making a better city? What role can design professionals play in the city’s evolution, and how do designers respond to shifting political contexts, while engaging with a diversity of users? The invited speakers will share their intimate knowledge of diverse cities, from London to Hong Kong and from Barcelona to Los Angeles, offering a unique opportunity to place the debates about Melbourne’s future in the context of a global urban discussion.
Living Cities Forum 2017 will take place on Thursday 27 July at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne. For further details, click here.
OMA and the Naomi Milgrom Foundation are also working together on the 2017/18 MPavilion, read more about it over here.