Open House Melbourne: Design and Death Symposium

Join us for a day of panel discussions exploring the evolving design of cemeteries now and into the future, hosted by Open House Melbourne.

Time and date

11am - 3.30pm
Sunday, 02 Jun 2024

Address

Clemenger Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3006

Category

Industry events


About Open House Melbourne: Design and Death Symposium

Join us on Sunday 2 June for a day of panel discussions at the National Gallery of Victoria, hosted by Open House Melbourne.

We will get together alongside industry partners and leading voices to hear more about the future of our cemeteries and how, through thoughtful design, spaces typically associated with death and dying are becoming more about life and how we live.

At 11am, landscape architect and Principal Designer at GMCT, Hamish Coates, will help answer the question, 'How might the cemetery play a broader role as our suburbs and neighbourhoods increase in density?' for the first panel, Future Undertakings: Design and the Future of the Cemetery.

Other panellists will include Bec Lyons, President of Natural Death Advocacy Network and Bjorn Nansen, DeathTech, University of Melbourne; and moderated by Dr Katrina Simon, RMIT University.

Schedule

11am ............. Future Undertakings: Design and the Future of the Cemetery

12pm ............. Lunch break

1pm ............... Diversity + Dying: Cultural Practices of Mourning

2.30pm .......... Towards the Light: Design at the End of Life

Cost

General admission: $45 + booking fee

Concession and Open House Melbourne Members: $35 + booking fee

Booking

This event is part of a two-day symposium being hosted by Open House Melbourne for their 2024 season, Six Feet Under: Design + Death, and is proudly supported by GMCT.

To find out more and book your tickets, visit the Open House Melbourne website.

Concept image by McGregor Coxall.

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