Sat 20 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 27 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sun 28 May 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sun 28 May 11:30am - 1:00pm
Floor Talk


Free, no booking required


Baracco+Wright Architects Johnston Street Building, Level 1, Room 105
35 Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome Low sensory / relaxed Seating available Wheelchair accessible

This exhibition documents a moment in an ongoing research project undertaken by MADA-Monash Architecture students coordinated by Mauro Baracco (Baracco+Wright) focussed on the mapping of empty buildings in Melbourne.

In aiming to bring attention to the amount of and consistently increasing empty buildings, this research aims to test the belief that we require a significant supply of new buildings…while some commentators estimate we do not have enough sand, for example, to build them.

To play a role in mitigating climate change and biodiversity loss, could architecture shift its primary concern away from building anew to include land use and resource recovery? Less land taken up, less materials extracted, more materials reused, more land repaired.

A floor talk open to the public will take place on Sunday 28 May, 11.30am-1.00 pm, with the support of Collingwood Yards.

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