Talking Design


Every season MPavilion curates a wealth of talks looking at design in all its forms. Below are some of our favourite design provocations from seasons past.

Oluwaseyi Sosanya, a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, is an inquisitive designer and engineer—and the inventor of a three-dimensional weaving loom. By exploring and experimenting with manufacturing processes, materials and human interactions, Oluwaseyi is constantly challenging current design, human behaviour and production methods.

In fact, his most recent work focuses on new tools that empower people to interact with developing technologies—tools which he believes could open new possibilities for designers, engineers and artists alike. Together with the other members of the Gravity Sketch team, Oluwaseyi has challenged the conventional methods for creating 3D objects, and has brought an element of craft to the digital age.

What's does a city's streets say about the layers upon layers of planning that went into making the places we live in today?

Here's the City of Melbourne's director of city design Rob Adams in conversation with the former Victoria Police Commissioner Christine Nixon.

Revisit RMIT’s 2016 graduating designers as they present a site specific and responsive fashion show. Fostering individual and international advanced fashion practices, this collaborative show celebrated their mastery.

The cohort of 2016 were a diverse selection of students that have flourished through masterclasses, unique studio experiences and collaborations with industry and design peers. Designers presented their individual practices and responded to MPavilion, playing with and challenging the format of a fashion show by reflecting notions of cultural processions, rituals and festivals. Glimpse the emerging and exciting changes and ways forward for fashion through these diverse design practices.

'Wearing the Private City' (2016)
In November 2016, the next generation of Melbourne's architects and designers joined us at MPavilion to unveil unique, new works drawn from select Melbourne homes.

Pictured: Smith House by Cassandra Fahey
Students: Phoebe Kramer, Alex Jeanne Macdonald

'Wearing the Private City' (2016)
Rear detail: Smith House

'Wearing the Private City' (2016)
Pictured: Hill Street House by Roy Grounds
Students: Ambrose Zacharakis, Bianca Horsley

'Wearing the Private City' (2016)
River House by Peter McIntyre
Students: Miau Teng Tan, Daria Tolotchkov

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