Open House Melbourne 2023

Open House Melbourne 2023


Posted 2023-07-14 by Jenfollow

Sat 29 Jul 2023 - Sun 30 Jul 2023

Open House Melbourne has come around again and will take over the weekend of 29-30 July 2023. With a theme of Collective City this year, it's hoping to encourage a discussion far and wide that begs the question How will we reinvent, re-purpose and adapt our city to live better together? How do we make our city more equitable, accessible, sustainable and inclusive? With a prediction that we could reach a population of 8 million by 2050, this is a valid and important question for discussion. It's a huge program this year, so start jotting down your itinerary so you don't miss out on touring the properties that spark your curiosity the most. Most buildings and events are open access, while others require pre-bookings. For buildings that require bookings, see here ; for those that don't, see here .

Open House Melbourne is an independent organisation that fosters public appreciation for architecture and public engagement in conversations about the future of our cities and now extends to Ballarat and Bendigo as well. Use the drop-down options to choose the precinct and event types you'd like to explore and to find details about accessible events. You can go by building type, interest and age requirements, so there are lots of options to choose from.

Building Tours definitely need booking, with many of the popular ones already booked out. Still, there are a few self guided tours to enjoy, and walking tours to choose from. One virtual tour you can enjoy from home is Carlton's renowned Museo Italiano Exhibition , the only permanent exhibition of its kind in Australia. You'll find a few other online events here that'll take you through to the new social housing development in Heidelberg Heights; the Marjorie Oke Apartments for women in need; the Italian influence on Carlton; and encounters with the material, ecological, historical and cultural layers that shape Melbourne’s waterways.

For workshops see here . A former council-run child and maternal health centre in Edinburgh Gardens, The Emely Baker Centre will be hosting an exhibition that also functions as a space for conversations and learning, celebrating the role gardening (no matter how big or small) plays in establishing a sense of belonging in our communities. You'll be able to have garden discussions and a plant swap opportunity. If architecture is your passion, get your chance at a meet an architect event. It's your opportunity to meet some of Victoria's most successful architects behind many of the most awarded projects in the country. It's free, just get in there and book your spot . You could very well want to visit the headquarters of the Australian Institute of Architects at 41X for their "What architects do", a series of presentations unpacking how architects work and the benefits of specialised areas of the architectural process. You'll get that opportunity.

See here for the Talks, and there are many, including the Walking Tours which has a lot of talking going on. There'll be speakers at our beautiful State Library which was established in 1854 and spans an entire city block. It is Australia’s oldest public library and one of the first free public libraries in the world. With the current projection of our population in 2050 as aforementioned, where do libraries fit in, and how do they adapt to service a society that hasn't arrived yet? Speakers include Toni Burton, State Library Victoria’s Collection Curation and Engagement Manager; Glennys Briggs, a visual artist and curator at Burraja Gallery in Albury; Dr Mary Carroll, an Associate Professor in the School of Information and Communication Studies at Charles Sturt University; and Ana Tiquia, a futurist and founder of cultural and strategic consultancy All Tomorrow’s Futures who will moderate the conversation and explore how it ties into implications of the future.

To close the Open House Melbourne July Weekend 2023, best-selling author, actor, and historian Michael Veitch (image below) will deliver the Heritage Council of Victoria’s annual Heritage Address. Through his own research and experience as a passionate, long-time resident, Michael will recount some of the more bizarre proposals that nearly befell our city – from the near demolition of Flinders Street Station and Town Hall to city planners’ past obsessions with underground tunnel networks. Join Michael as he reflects on fascinating tales of the city’s heritage – the battles lost and won and the many near misses along the way. Definitely a free event to be booked , Michael's address will be followed by a Q and A with Heritage Council of Victoria's Chair Professor Philip Goad. With lots to look forward to, stay in touch via Facebook .

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