The Living Pavilion (1 May - 17 May 2019) is a transdisciplinary project connecting Indigenous knowledge, ecological science, sustainable design and participatory arts.
The Living Pavilion is CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival hub, fostering a sense of community through collaborative making and celebration. Located in 2019 on the future site of the New Student Precinct at the University of Melbourne’s, Parkville Campus, The Living Pavilion will be a platform for celebrating Melbourne’s eclectic flora and fauna, as well as hosting events and performances by local Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, artists and scientists.
The project is envisioned as a recyclable, biodegradable, edible and biodiverse event space that celebrates Indigenous knowledge systems, ecological science and sustainable design through participatory arts practice. It is also a key research and knowledge translation project.
We will be using The Living Pavilion as a “Living Lab” - to test, monitor and engage students, stakeholders and the general community in a range of urban greening, biodiversity, place making, social science, art and design research.
The Living Pavilion is a collaboration between the CAUL Hub, Thrive Research Hub and The University of Melbourne’s New Student Precinct. The Living Pavilion will take place on the site of the future home of the Melbourne University's Institute for Indigenous Development, Murrup Barak, with plantings, artworks, performances, talks and gathering spaces that celebrate the natural environment.
For more information, visit the official Living Pavilion webpage here.