Living Cities Forum 2017

The Living Cities Forum brings together leading international architects and urban thinkers to consider the factors that determine a healthy and vibrant city. How do history, geography, climate and culture contribute to making a better city? What role can design professionals play in the city’s evolution, and how do designers respond to shifting political contexts, while engaging with a diversity of users? The invited speakers will share their intimate knowledge of diverse cities, from London to Hong Kong and from Barcelona to Los Angeles, offering a unique opportunity to place the debates about Melbourne’s future in the context of a global urban discussion.

Influential international speakers include OMA’s managing partner DAVID GIANOTTEN (Rotterdam),
RIBA Stirling Prize architect BENEDETTA TAGLIABUE (Barcelona), celebrated architecture critic, author and curator MIMI ZEIGER (Los Angeles), head of Arup’s digital studio, digital designer, professor and urbanist DAN HILL (London), founding partner of ESKYIU MARISA YIU (Hong Kong) and Victoria and Albert Museum Curator RORY HYDE (London).

The Living Cities Forum 2017 is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. It is presented by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation in partnership with Open House Melbourne with the assistance of Melbourne School of Design at The University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University and the Australian Institute of Architects.

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Deakin Edge Corner Swanston & Flinders Street Melbourne, VIC 3000

Time & Date

Thursday 27 July 2017
9am – 5pm

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