Waterfront: In Time with Water

Join Professor Nigel Bertram (Director, NMBW Architecture Studio), Catherine Murphy (Director of Urban Lab, Monash University) as they engage with a panel of writers and historians on a tour of Melbourne’s Yarra (Birrarung) River, discussing the waterway’s past, present and future.

Nigel and Catherine co-edited the book ‘In Time with Water: Design Studies of 3 Australian Cities‘ (UWA, August 2019), which examines how design processes can assist in understanding the underlying and hybrid nature of water systems in our urban environments to better prepare for climate change and increased density in our urban environments. The tour will provide a fascinating insight into lost landscapes and key considerations for future developments.

Presented by Open House Melbourne for Waterfront – part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. 

Photo: Open House Melbourne

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Meet at Federation Wharf: 15-19 Princes Walk Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia

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Sunday 15 March 2020
$10, bookings essential

Access Requirements: Passengers must be able to manage stairs to board and disembark the vessel on their own or be assisted by their carers only as boat staff are not permitted to assist (by carrying any passengers for boarding).

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