The Living Pavilion, Mentha australis, River mint, photo Zena Cumpston
The Living Pavilion is a living laboratory – a recyclable, biodegradable, edible and biodiverse event space that celebrates Indigenous knowledge, ecological science and sustainable design through participatory arts practice. Its unique horticultural design features over 40,000 indigenous plants endemic to the Kulin nation.
The Living Pavilion free public programs will bring together experts in art and curatorial practice with some of the foremost researchers in climate and environmental science and includes five sessions with Ecofeminist Fridays and 4 sessions of climate bites!
Sit and read or listen to Ecofeminist Readings as we create a refuge for critical ecological feminist thought and discussion to flourish. Delve into Nourishing Terrains: Australian Aboriginal Views of Landscape and Wilderness by Deborah Bird Rose. No pre-reading required.
Available for free online.
Sink your teeth into climate bites for lunchtime info packed discussions with experts on food, water, fashion, and nature. Take away practical knowledge and tips to bite back against our climate emergency.
The Living Pavilion is lead by artist and designer Dr Tanja Beer, research fellow Zena Cumpston and Knowledge Broker Dr Cathy Oke and is a co-production and collaboration with THRIVE Hub (Melbourne School of Design), Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub (CAUL) of the National Environmental Science Program, the New Student Precinct of The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus, 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.Download the Festival Program