Waterfront: Forgotten Ecologies of Birrarung
Building on the success of the 2019 tour, Waterfront: Forgotten Ecologies of Birrarung is a bicycle journey curated by Melbourne Architours with Open House Melbourne. The 12km tour commences in South Yarra opposite Herring Island, follows the capital city trail through the former Burnley Basalt Quarry and finishes in the west at the mouth of the Moonee Ponds Creek.
From remnant vegetation and the blasted stone of the falls, to spaces where ecosystems survive away from the public eye, the journey is punctuated with a series of stops where designers and researchers share stories about the river’s former condition and explore how its past might inform its future regeneration.
Guest speakers include:
- Christopher Jakobi — Aboriginal programs facilitator, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
- Maddison Miller – Archaeologist, Heritage Victoria
Access Requirements: Bike tour, BYO bike and helmet.
Photo: courtesy of Open House Melbourne
Please note: Previously Simon Van Wijnen – Landscape Architect, City of Melbourne was advertised as a speaker, but unfortunately will not be available to take part.
Presented by Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Architours, supported by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria for Waterfront – part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
South Yarra – specific meeting place provided upon booking
Time & Date
Saturday 14 March 2020
$35, bookings essential
Access Requirements: Bike tour, BYO bike and helmet. 12km bike tour with stops. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and bring water. Take into account the bike tour starts and ends at different places.