BLAKitecture: The Manifesto
BLAKitecture 2021/22 is shifting gears from our usual series of yarns across the season to a 3-day series of events in March. This year’s focus is to examine the structures and processes that we work within at each stage of the built environment process in order to highlight barriers and opportunities for change. The outcome of this series will be a manifesto outlining the steps we can all take to Indigenise the built environment.
Each session will run for 2 hours. The first 45 minutes will be a speakers yarn, followed by 45 minutes of workshopping barriers and opportunities with the audience. The final 30 minutes is the manifesto session where the speakers and the audience collectively contribute to the Manfiesto by putting forward ideas for change.
Monday 21 March
- 2–4pm BLAKitecture: Answers to questions you were too afraid to ask
(this session is specifically for students)
- 5–7pm BLAKitecture: Indigenising curriculum: Listen first
Tuesday 22 March
Wednesday 23 March
MPavilion’s fifth annual BLAKitecture forum aims to centralise Indigenous voices in conversations about architecture, the representation of histories, and the present and future states of our built environments. Blakitecture is curated by MPavilion’s program consultant Sarah Lynn Rees.
This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2022, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.