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Melbourne Design Week is an annual design program linking creativity with business and community.
As Design Partner to the NGV, RMIT University is proud to present and support the following range of talks by leading design experts, design-focused exhibitions, tours, panel discussions and industry events.
International symposium on typography
16 March, 10am–5pm. Featuring globally acclaimed local and international practitioners, this day-long symposium will explore contemporary developments in type design and typography. Part of Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017 and presented by the RMIT Design Futures Lab and the National Gallery of Victoria.
High risk dressing / critical fashion
16 March, 6pm–8pm. As part of the ‘High Risk Dressing’ exhibition, RMIT Design Hub are hosting a party including D&K’s performance All or Nothing and a live DJ set by Andras & Lewis Fidock, presenters of RRR’s Strange Holiday. The exhibition also features a new ‘collective’ of contemporary fashion practitioners that activate the space through a program of fashion presentations, performances, films, publications and residencies.
Art of many: Five agendas for a future Danish architecture
16 March, 6pm. Boris Brorman Jensen and Kristoffer Lindhart Weiss, curators of the Danish contribution to the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (2016), present a lecture on how Danish architects, in cooperation with planners, politicians and developers, are working on a daily basis to renew the Danish tradition of focusing on the human being when conceiving and building society and social institutions. Presented by RMIT School of Architecture and Design.
Print forever: The resurgence of the art book in a post-digital world
18 March, 3pm. In this panel discussion, designers, curators, publishers and educators explore questions of medium and method, critically and reflexively, to ask: why do we love art books so much? Part of Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017.
Writing & concepts discussion
18 March, 4.30pm. Artists reflect on the role that writing plays in the development of the concepts in their work. The discussion is a precursor to a book being published by Art & Australia later this year.
The Temporal Pavilion
21 March, 6pm. Celebrating the announcement of the shortlist for the The temporal pavilion: 2017 NGV Architecture Commission Design Competition, Citylab and RMIT University host a “blind” exhibition of last year’s competition entrants – replicating the judging conditions, all entrant names are removed from display.
International design project: Catenary pottery printer
21–26 March, 10am–5pm. International guests designers Chilean design studio Great Things to People (gt2P) present their Catenary Pottery Printer. This project is supported by the staff and students from RMIT University’s School of Architecture and Design, Industrial Design Program.
Design for all? Quality & affordable housing & the right to the city
25 March, 6.30–8.30pm. Architects for Peace invites you to join the discussion Design for all? Quality affordable housing and the right to the city with a panel of speakers to discuss challenges and opportunities for delivering well-designed housing, while enhancing the right to the city – for all.
Valuing design history
26 March, 1pm. What can history tell us about the place of design in our everyday lives, and how it shapes and communicates our ideas, lifestyles and values? This panel discussion explores how design history furthers our understanding of the role of design, not only as a professional practice but also as a mode of social, cultural and economic production.
Regenerated towns in regenerated natur
16–25 March, 8–6pm. This exhibition investigates architectural and landscape projects for the urban, economic and social regeneration of towns in decline in the Wimmera region. The exhibition is a partnership between RMIT, West Wimmera Shire Council, Horsham Rural City Council, Greening Australia, Habitat 141 and Parks Victoria.
2016 NGV Architecture commission: M@STUDIO architects
16–26 March, 10–5pm. A playful reinvention of the suburban car wash is the concept behind the 2016 NGV Architecture Commission built in the NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden this spring. Designed by Melbourne-based M@STUDIO Architects, the ephemeral structure is titled Haven’t you always wanted…?
16–26 March, 10am–5pm. Enter a virtual world of design: put on a headset and you become the architect of the car wash. Point your controller, step into the wash of white light and get ready to select new colours, materials and surfaces for the surrounding installation. If only … is a multi-sensory platform designed and developed by RMIT’s Centre for Game Design Research, M@STUDIO Architects and d__Lab RMIT.