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1 November, 2018
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Living Closer Together Symposium | Assemble Papers

This symposium analyses what an open city would look like, taking into consideration how cities build equity, livelihood and diversity. It also takes into consideration how cities can grow to be socially and environmentally good.

Assemble Papers’ #10 edition, ‘Housing’, included an intersectional analysis of the way cities are experienced influced by design and planning. This symposium will follow up with some of those ideas.

See full program below for details.

Drinks and light refreshments will follow the symposium, with guest and local DJ Annaliese Redlich of Neon Sunset at Triple R, joining.

Date and time: Saturday 20 October 2018, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm AEDT

Location: MPavilion, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia

Cost: $22.81

Register here.


Panel 1: New Pathways to Affordable Housing / 10.00am – 11.30am

Andy Fergus (City of Melbourne, Nightingale)
Ben Keck (Assemble, Fieldwork)
Dr. Andrea Sharam (RMIT University)
Dave Martin (The Sociable Weaver)

Jana Perković

Panel 2: What Makes A Good Apartment Building? / 11.45am – 1.15pm

Mitra Anderson Oliver (senior advisor to Victoria’s Planning Minister)
Quino Holland (Assemble, Fieldwork)
Monique Woodward (WOWOWA Architecture)
Katherine Sundermann (MGS Architects)

Vlad Doudakliev

Panel 3: What Would an Open City Look Like? / 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Sarah Lynn Rees (Palawa/Plangermaireener, IADV, MPavilion, JCB Architects)
Jane Caught (Sibling)
Bree Trevena (Arup)

Eugenia Lim

Panel 4: Music Makes Cities / 3.45pm – 5.15pm

Andrea Baker (Monash University)
Bec Hornsby (Triple R FM)
Helen Marcou (Bakehouse)
+more to be announced

Cat McGauran



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