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Open Occupied House Melbourne

Open Occupied House Melbourne
Wednesday 27 July
Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start
RMIT Storey Hall, Building 16
336 - 348 Swanston ST
Free! No booking required

The Open Occupied House Melbourne Speaker Series event will expand upon the issues and themes presented in RMIT Design Hub’s large-scale exhibition, Occupied.

Featuring local and international exhibitors, Occupied is an exhibition of diverse design projects and speculative propositions for the ‘near future’.

Engaging with pressing issues around housing, Occupied also encompasses ideas of adaptive reuse, environmental ethics and emerging economies.

The Speaker Series event will feature the Barcelona-based studio MAIO in dialogue with national and local architects including Nic Brunsdon (Spacemarket), Nigel Bertram and Marika Neustupny (NMBW), Jeremy McLeod (Breathe Architecture), Grace Mortlock (Otherothers) and moderated by David Neustein.

Themes for discussion include:

Tomorrow’s workspace
Increasing economic pressures demand the invention of new creative workplaces.
MAIO studio
, MAIO’s Barcelona studio is a collective workplace that incorporates a dedicated artspace
, Presented by Nic Brunsdon of Spacemarket, WA

The distributed home
Housing can be affordable only if we relinquish private property.
Kitchenless City
, Anna’s Wheelwright Prize-winning project explores the collectivisation of housekeeping.

Collective benefit
If housing is the greatest challenge of our time, it also offers the greatest opportunities.
Provença Housing
 - Multi-residential project in Barcelona featuring a succession of dramatic spaces and voids
Offset House
, 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Presented by Grace Mortlock, Otherothers, NSW

Places make people
Generous civic places make for better citizens.
MicroUrban Space
 in Lesseps-Vallcarca, Barcelona
RMIT New Academic Street
, Presented by NMBW's Nigel Bertram and Marika Neustupny, VIC

+ Occupied

+ Open House Melbourne


Image: Otherothers, Offset House, 2015. Photography by Otherothers