Home Made Panel Discussion


34 Little Collins Street

Level 7
(access via lifts on Mcilwraith Place)

Wheelchair accessible

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After the disruption to MDW 2020, Home Made is returning with a new impetus as we emerge from the experience of Covid-19 lockdowns in an altered relationship with our homes. As vacancies rise in investor grade apartments, and city dwellers look to the regions for an improved quality of life, what is the future of compact living in Melbourne?

Inspired by the last decade of local housing innovation, which is unique in Australia, this exhibition explores what a more community-centred, sustainable model of housing might look like, and how we can provide attractive, generous lifestyles for all incomes and household types in our urban centres.

The exhibition presents a survey of housing projects both built and unbuilt, which reflect new approaches to finance, design, development, and shared living, including by Nightingale Housing, Assemble, Property Collectives, Tripple, and the Third Way. Together, these diverse models suggest a more optimistic and inclusive vision of how housing can shape our city.

Home Made will open with a special launch event presented in collaboration with New Architects Melbourne. Focusing on what we can learn from the communities making these projects home, a panel of residents will share their personal experiences and reflections, revealing what happens when design intention encounters the complex realities of everyday life.