Wayfind – Panel Discussion (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Thursday May 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM
225 Bourke St (Level 1)
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Dave Childs & Benji Hoopmann
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
Far from neutral, architecture often represents certain dominant groups at the exclusion of others. Melbourne-based curator and writer Amelia Winata presents Wayfind in an attempt to awaken the viewer’s consciousness to question the deeper narratives at play in our built environment.
Through a series of new commissions by Australian artists – Jessie Bullivant, Dean Cross, Debris Facility, Brian Fuata, Shannon Lyons and Spence Messih – Wayfind presents new perspectives on the political and social aspects of architecture that are often ignored: neo-liberalism, colonialism, heteronormativity and gender specificity. Held in a former council-run child and maternal health centre in Fitzroy North’s Edinburgh Gardens, the exhibition features site-specific installations, interventions and improvised performance works – designed to connect audiences to the indirect and not so subtle politics inherent in everyday architecture.
Brian Fuata 5 May 2.30pm, Emely Baker Building
Panel – AUSLAN INTERPRETED
17 May 6pm, West Space