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Making Home: More than a home, building community


'More than a home, building community' will look at how we build community around social and affordable housing in ways that supports both the residents and the broader community.

Focusing on Haven Home Safe's community housing in Epping designed by MGS architects and delivered by Riverlee, this talk will unpack social and affordable housing. It will look at how Haven Home Safe worked with placemaking consultants, Village Well, and the designers to develop places, spaces and a culture that fosters community and connection to place.

Curated by Tania Davidge, this is one of a series of 'Making Home' events for Open House Melbourne, shining a light on social and affordable housing.

What's On

Join us to hear more about the project and to better understand how Haven Home Safe is helping residents to connect to their neighbours and their local area to support a stronger, self-activated community.

- Adele Townsend, Senior Leader – Client and Community Engagement, Haven Home Safe
- Emma Hall, Lead of Health and Wellbeing, Village Well
- Cameron Lacy, Director, MGS Architects
- Ben Rowe, Project Director, Riverlee
Hosted by Professor Alan Pert from the Melbourne School of Design

Image: (1) Epping Precinct. Courtesy MGS.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 30 July
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am


Fully wheelchair accessible


All Ages


Japanese Room, Level 4, Glyn Davis Building, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Masson Rd, Parkville VIC 3010

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