The Living Pavilion

Living Pavilion, 1 of May to 17 May 2019

What is the Living Pavilion?

The Living Pavilion (1 May - 17 May 2019) was a transdisciplinary project connecting Indigenous knowledge, ecological science, sustainable design and participatory arts.

The New Student Precinct partnered with The Living Pavilion to temporarily transform the landscape at the site of the future home of the Melbourne University's Institute for Indigenous Development, Murrup Barak, with plantings, artworks, performances, talks and gathering spaces that celebrate the natural environment.

The design, development and curation of The Living Pavilion were guided by the same pillars of Indigenous engagement, developed by Greenshoot Consulting, that have governed the Indigenous engagement strategy for the New Student Precinct.

The Living Pavilion was a co-production and collaboration with THRIVE Hub (Faculty of Achitecture, Building and Planning), Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub (CAUL) of the National Environmental Science Program, the New Student Precinct, and CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 Festival. The Living Pavilion’s major horticultural and design partners are Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and Ecodynamics.

To view the full Living Pavilion program including designs, biographies of our artists in residence and a summary of programmed events, please click the button below.

Living Pavilion Program

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Did you attend an event, workshop or performance at The Living Pavilion? Did you connect with the idea of creating green, sustainable space informed by Indigenous knowledge? Is there Is there any feedback that you have for the team?

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The Living Pavilion is a co-production and collaboration with THRIVE Hub (Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning), Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub (CAUL) of the National Environmental Science Program, the New Student Precinct (The University of Melbourne) and CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 Festival. The Living Pavilion’s major horticultural and design partners are Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and Ecodynamics.

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