The Living Cities Forum returns to Melbourne in 2021


The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced that the Living Cities Forum will return next month to The Edge Theater in Melbourne.

The forum revolves around architecture and urban design and will offer a range of lectures, interdisciplinary lectures and workshops throughout the day.

The event will feature speeches from respected industry figures including author Bruce Pascoe, British philosopher Timothy Morton, Indian architect Anupama Kundoo and Belgian designer Maarten Gielen.

The theme of the Living Cities Forum 2021 is ‘The Long View’, a theme that asks how different ways of perceiving and measuring time could help us better understand, explore and solve design challenges.

The question “how do the climate crisis and the pandemic force cities to slow down their growth, reduce their resources, minimize their footprint and make us think of life outside our own life expectancy?” Will be heavily discussed, along with other questions that will arise throughout the forum.

Living Cities Forum will incorporate different concepts of time, including perspectives from Australian First Nations, the deep time of geological processes and the recursive time of non-human life forms.

The panelists will appear either in person at The Edge Theater or from elsewhere in the world. The Forum is also an opportunity for industry professionals, students and those interested in the future prospects of our cities to network, share ideas and organize workshops together.

The 2021 edition of the Living Cities Forum will be held on Thursday, July 22 at The Edge Theater in Federation Square, Melbourne. For tickets and information, visit

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