Mrelay Ageing, Ableism and Architecture
10 November, 2018
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Mrelay Ageing, Ableism and Architecture at MPavilion
Australia’s buildings, interiors, industrial cities and vast landscapes are navigated by people with varying accessibility needs. And many have their accessibility needs neglected everyday. The collective awareness of accessibility is getting better, but what does designing for inclusive spaces and places really mean? How can society overcome conditioned ableism and manifest what is required from cultural institutions, civic spaces and workplaces? This event is part of the Mrelay series.
The line-up of designers and activists will shed light and challenge the opportunities and gaps in working to make our cities more accessible. Alan Pert, director of Melbourne School of Design and director of NORD (Northern Office for Research by Design) will host the event. The panel will include Margherita Coppolino, an inclusion officer and president of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance; writer Jax Jackie Brown; Celeste Carnegie, Indigenous STEAM program producer at Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences; Anthony Clarke, director of BLOXAS; Jane Caught of Sibling Architecture and artist Tania Davidge of OoPLA.
Date and time: Saturday 10 November, 2018, 11.00am–1.30pm
Location: MPavilion, in the Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite Arts Centre Melbourne on St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
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Initiated in 2014 by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, MPavilion is an ongoing series of architecture commissions supported by the City of Melbourne, State Government of Victoria through Creative Victoria, and ANZ.
Each year the Naomi Milgrom Foundation commissions an outstanding architect to design a pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct.