“It’s about creating visceral and physical experiences… that make us stop in our tracks, bring us to the present… so that we become open to new ideas.”
DATA AS ILLUMINATION
In the first of a three-part series, urban data experts discuss how new forms of city data make hidden patterns visible and public, illuminating access to knowledge, and how our knowledge institutions are responsible for the ways that ideas move and spread through a city.
In the player below you’ll hear from Co-Founders of Place Intelligence Bonnie Shaw and Norion Ubechel, Transport and Cities Program Director Marion Terrill; Head of Innovation Practice at CityLab Sarah McArthur and Senior Design Researcher at Paper Giant, Niels Wouters.
KNOWLEDGE AS ILLUMINATION
Cultural and knowledge sector leaders shine a light on the role of their institutions in providing public access to knowledge and illuminating new ideas, and how this role is changing with COVID and the climate emergency.
Hear from Arup Research Lead and Urban Strategist Bree Trevena, Executive Director of Policy and Impact at RMIT, Tom Bentley; Artist Eugenia Lim; Associate Professor of Architecture (curatorial design and practice) at University of Melbourne, Rory Hyde
DESIGN AS ILLUMINATION
Leading architects, lighting and interaction designers explore the role of design in illuminating and engaging people in these important public institutions.
Hear from Steve Coster; Global Managing Director of FreeState, Su Lim, Artist, Curator and Co-Artistic Director & CEO of Rising, Hannah Fox; Melbourne Lighting Leader at Arup, Tim Hunt and Principal at Finding Infinity, Ross Harding.
The ‘Illumination: data, knowledge and design’ event was part of the MTalks series at MPavilion 2021. You can listen to more of the fantastic recordings and podcasts from MTalks in their program library.
MPavilion is an ongoing initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation. Each year since 2014, the Foundation has commissioned an outstanding architect to design a pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct. MPavilion is a cultural laboratory where the community can come together to engage and share.