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Grand Plans: Robin Boyd and the Small Homes Service

Grand Plans: Robin Boyd and the Small Homes Service

8–25 May 2019

MADA Gallery, Monash University Caulfield Campus

Conceived and Produced by:
2018 and 2019 Monash Master of Architecture students

Charlotte Day, Virginia Mannering and Naomi Stead

Grand Plans: Robin Boyd and the Small Homes Service examines the history and ideas behind the Small Homes Service, first directed by architect Robin Boyd and established in association with The Age and the Royal Victorian Institute of Architects.

The exhibition considers what we can learn from the Small Homes Service in relation to affordable and sustainable housing today as well as its generation of a public debate about what makes good design. Grand Plans was researched, designed and produced by Monash Master of Architecture students, and is presented in partnership between Monash Art, Design and Architecture, the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), and the Robin Boyd: Centenary of Design program. Robin Boyd: Centenary of Design celebrates the life, work and legacy of Australian architect, writer and cultural commentator Robin Boyd.

The Robin Boyd Foundation is committed to the legacy and the contemporary voice of Robin Boyd by promoting the value of good design. Through critical discussion of Australian and international ideas, exhibitions and a dynamic program of public events, the Foundation focuses on making design education accessible to all.

In partnership with Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University Museum of Art, Grand Plans: Robin Boyd and the Small Homes Service and other influential architectural and design institutions and artists, the Foundation is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Robin Boyd's birth in 2019 with a year long Centenary of Design program focused on Australia's most influential architect.