This Is Public: Built/Unbuilt


For this special opening event at The Capitol OHM, in partnership with RMIT University’s School of Architecture & Urban Design, invites architects, designers and creative practitioners to respond to the 2022 theme Built/Unbuilt with a series of short presentations and conversations.

What's On

Speakers will reflect on projects that amplify and register cultural memories, pre-histories and knowledges of place that are deeply present in the buildings, spaces and landscapes of our city.

Speakers confirmed (with additional keynote speakers to be released soon):
– Kerstin Thompson with Jayne Josem – Melbourne Holocaust Museum
– Amy Muir and Mark Jacques – Family Violence Memorial
– N’arweet Carolyn Briggs AM, Jefa Greenaway with Christine Phillips and Jock Gilbert – Building on Country
– Samaneh Moafi (Forensic Architecture – via live screen) and Caitlyn Parry – Cloud Studies

The event will finish with a screening of Forensic Architecture’s compelling video work Cloud Studies, on The Capitol’s large screen, as part of the exhibition Take Hold of the Clouds. Cloud Studies will also be on view at The Capitol throughout both days of the Open House July Weekend.

Image: (1) The Capitol — RMIT. Photo: Tope Adesina. (2)The cinema theatre inside The Capitol — RMIT. Photo: John Gollings.

Important Details

Time & Date

Weekend Opening Speaker Series 
5.30pm – 7.30pm, Friday 29th July 
Doors open 5pm

Tickets: $10, bookings required

Age Requirements

All Ages


The Capitol — RMIT, 113 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000

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