Talk 2: Occupied

The Open Occupied House Melbourne Speaker Series event will expand upon the issues and themes presented in RMIT Design Hub’s large-scale exhibition, Occupied. 

Featuring local and international exhibitors, Occupied is an exhibition of diverse design projects and speculative propositions for the ‘new future’. 

While Occupied engages with pressing issues around housing, the exhibition also encompasses ideas of adaptive reuse, environmental ethics and emerging economies. 

The Speaker Series event will feature the Barcelona-based studio MAIO in dialogue with national and local architects.

Topics and projects:

Tomorrow’s workspace
Increasing economic pressures demand the invention of new creative workplaces.

MAIO studio, MAIO’s Barcelona studio is a collective workplace that incorporates a dedicated artspace
Spacemarket, Presented by Nic Brunsdon of Spacemarket, WA


The distributed home
Housing can be affordable only if we relinquish private property.

Kitchenless City, Anna’s Wheelwright Prize-winning project explores the collectivisation of housekeeping.
Nightingale, Jeremy McLeod of Breathe Architecture 


Collective benefit
If housing is the greatest challenge of our time, it also offers the greatest opportunities.

Provença Housing – Multi-residential project in Barcelona featuring a succession of dramatic spaces and voids
Offset House, 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Presented by Grace Mortlock, Otherothers, NSW


Places make people
Generous civic places make for better citizens.

MicroUrban Space in Lesseps-Vallcarca, Barcelona
RMIT New Academic Street, Presented by NMBW’s Nigel Bertram and Marika Neustupny, VIC


Important Details


Storey Hall, Building 16 336 - 348 Swanston St

Time & Date

Wednesday 27 July 2016
6.00pm for 6.30pm start

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