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MTalks—Grandstanding: A reconfigurable future

3 Oct 2017

Which spatial design configuration creates the best future? Let’s test it. MPavilion 2017 kicks off this year with a lunchtime event featuring some of Melbourne’s most influential architects, cultural leaders and design thinkers as they engage in quick-fire discussion and impassioned debate using this year’s configurable, amphitheatre-inspired MPavilion—designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA—as a moving stage.

Following an introduction by Koolhaas and Gianotten themselves, the speakers—guided by multi-talented MC, Esther Anatolitis—will contest some of the big questions about our built environment, public space and the world that surrounds it. The audience will participate in active guidance and open judgement as they come together to reconfigure and test the senate, the theatre or the stadium that best generates a meaningful future.

Intrigued? Come along and be a part of the action—and look out for the speaker announcement in the weeks to come.

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  • Bar
  • Café
  • Kiosk
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public toilet
Entry cost:

Free Entry


  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision