Tackling topics to unpack the future of our cities and the buildings that make them, the Living Cities Forum is set to return to Melbourne at the end of July.
Presented by The Naomi Milgrom Foundation, the 2021 Living Cities Forum explores the theme of ‘The Long View’, and brings together a mix of both local and international speakers.
Confirmed keynote addresses include Bruce Pascoe, British philosopher Timothy Morton, Indian architect Anupama Kundoo and Belgian designer Maarten Gielen, artist Keg De Souza and Sarah Lynn Rees.
Not shying away from difficult conversations, the program asks questions on how different ways of perceiving and measuring time could help us to better understand, explore and solve design challenges. It also encompasses questions on how the climate crisis and the pandemic are forcing cities to slow growth and reduce resources.
To really unpack the concept of time, an Australian First Nations perspective will be explored. In a more literal sense, time will also play into the format of the event with panellists appearing from different time zones around the world, through a blend of in-person and digital presentations.
In addition to the talks and workshops, celebrated Torres Strait chef, Nornie Bero, and her team at Mabu Mabu will provide fresh, seasonal, native food for morning tea and lunch.
Living Cities Forum is supported by principal partners Creative Victoria, Development Victoria and RACV.
Thursday 22 July, 2021, 9am – 5pm
The Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne
Tickets: $100 ($75 concession) includes Living Cities Forum day-pass, with morning tea and lunch by Mabu Mabu
More information at livingcitiesforum.org
Lead image: Still from Liam Young’s Earth Mother Sky Father directed by Kordae Henry