Due to lockdown, the annual Open House Melbourne will go forward with a digital program.
On July 23-25, Open House Melbourne will utilise a variety of digital formats to showcase a virtual program of free, live, interactive and on-demand content that you can enjoy from home. Take a VR tour, watch a livestreamed panel discussion, get taken on a digital building tour and enjoy online seminars, workshops and podcasts.
The virtual event will kick off on Friday evening with a livestreamed speaker series that will address issues related to policy, climate change, architecture and the use of Indigenous knowledge and design in the future of cities. Afterwards, you'll be able to enjoy the variety of online content through the website at your convenience.
This year, the theme is 'the long view' – the question of how different perspectives on time can affect the growth of our cities. In partnership with the Living Cities Forum and the ACMI, a suite of four films will be available to stream that speak to this theme, and you can find them all here.
Open House Melbourne – held in July every year – is much more than the chance to stickybeak at some of Melbourne's most fascinating buildings (although that's a pretty huge drawcard, to be honest). It's also an opportunity to reflect on the role that design has played in the evolution of our city, to glimpse what Melbourne may become in the future, and to consider the significance of our heritage and what we can do to protect it.
To see the full virtual program, head to the Open House Melbourne website.