Invert 2.0 Mini Living
This free exhibition and architecture talks series looks at how we might be living in Melbourne in the near future.
In the next 30 years, Melbourne's population could double. That's a scary thought — particularly as it's hard to imagine that the city, as it stands now, coping with that kind of human pressure.
It's obvious that, some way or another, we'll have to change the way we live. How exactly will we do that? Well, that's what's up for discussion at Invert 2.0, an architecture exhibition and talks series that's currently happening at the Hellenic Museum in the CBD. The four free talks will be held each evening this week in Sean Godsell's MPavilion, which was gifted to the museum in 2014 and now sits in its lush back garden. They'll discuss the future of residential living in Melbourne — notably, Breathe Architecture's Jeremy McLeod will speak about alternative residential developments on Wednesday, and City of Melbourne councillor Rob Adams will discuss Melbourne's urban design on Thursday.
The talks will complement the exhibition, which is currently on display in the shed-like pavilion. As part of a collaboration between the Mini and Green Magazine, architecture and design students from RMIT were tasked with designing a new residential 'village' for an empty block on Queen Street beside the Queen Vic Market. Their designs — which have been laser cut and 3D printed, and hung from the ceiling — were required to include both residential and commercial space, along with green and community spaces.
The exhibition is open each day from 10am–4pm until Friday, October 26. It's free to attend, and a visit to the garden is a nice little break from the congested chaos of the city.