The arrival of Spring in Melbourne comes with the opening of this year's MPavilion, the public space that is redesigned annually to hold events promoting social and cultural engagement.
This year’s MPavilion was designed by Spanish designer and architect, Carme Pinós, whose design was inspired by origami folding techniques. Over its four-month tenure at Queen Victoria Gardens, in Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Predict, the installation aims to encourage more inclusiveness for women in leadership positions and the successful building of communities in cities like Melbourne.
The program will feature more than 400 free events, such as social gatherings, cultural talks, dance and theatre performances, and child-friendly workshops.
MPavilion will host international guests such as the former director of Tate art museums, Sir Nicholas Serota CH, and various gigs and performances in collaboration with Melbourne Music Week and Melbourne Theatre Company.
Other events in the pavilion will be hosted by Melbourne International Arts Festival, Bakehouse Studios, Chunky Move and Liquid Architecture.
MPavilion opens on Monday October 9 at 10.30am at the Queen Victoria Gardens. Anyone is welcome to come along and meet the designer and organisers behind the project.
And Broadsheet readers can pick up a free coffee from MPavilion Kiosk during the first two weeks of MPavilion's run.