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MPavilion Launches Today_____

Tract Consultants - MPavilion Launches Today - Photograph - John Gollings

MPavilion Launches Today

MPavilion is an event hub, a meeting place, a temporary landmark, a spontaneous detour, a starting point.

From October 2015 to February 2016, we’re collaborating with thinkers, doers and makers to bring you a free four-month program of talks, workshops, performances and installations.

As cultural partners, Tract supports this imaginative initiative, providing free cultural events & dialogue over the warm months in Melbourne. We invite you to join us.

Tract will be involved in content through the following events at MPavilion:

Tract Presents - Design, Culture & Identity: The Role of Landscape Architecture in Shaping Melbourne
Saturday 17th October 2015 3-4pm (All Welcome)

Join us for a conversation between eminent Landscape Architect, Steve Calhoun, and Professor Gini Lee to discuss the role of design in the physical and cultural evolution of Melbourne. Through 40 years of practice, planning & design firm Tract, has shaped places for civic interaction, conduits for movement, encounters with ‘nature’.

Steve and Gini will discuss the relationship between people and place, and how as designers, we grapple with the nexus between humans and their environments to achieve the best possible outcomes for health – physical, mental, environmental – finding resilient, imaginative solutions to the manifold demands on the spaces in which we all conduct our lives.
The Journey - Self-guided Walking Tours of Significant Melbourne Landscapes
Launch Sunday 18th October 2015 (TBC)

Experience The Journey through Melbourne landscapes, and how elements of the public realm represent the cultural mores of the city.

Tract in collaboration with AILA Fresh has created The Journey for MPavilion and the AILA This Public Life Festival of Landscape Architecture. The Journey is an interactive map offering various self-guided site inspections, along the themes of Ecology, Art, & Sport, Political & Civic Landscapes, and emerging Landscape expressions.

Explore how our attitudes to conservation & climate change, streets for people, food production, play & commemoration, historic parks & contemporary interventions are evident in built form. Take a ticket and enjoy your ride.

Botanical Bicycle Tour Through MMeets
Saturday 24 October 2015 2-3pm (Ticket Only)

Tract hosts a bicycle tour exploration of plants in the urban environment – their value and many uses to humans.

Photography © John Gollings
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