If not MITA?
Can architecture play a role in informing future refugee policy and movement?
MITA is an outdated model borne out of discriminatory policies and legislation designed to oppress anyone who doesn’t fit into the narrow ideals of being the ‘right sort’ for Australia. The architecture of MITA then, reflects these xenophobic tendencies, it is a series of spaces designed to denigrate those who occupy it.Website →
- Friday the 18th of Mar - 2022
- Monday the 21st of Mar - 2022
Following a design studio run at Monash University ‘If Not MITA’ is examining, critiquing and reconceptualising the latent conditions that allowed MITA to exist, there has been a close reading of policy, public and academic opinions and existing architectural outcomes to form a field of operations in which the students have rethought not only the urban planning and architecture of MITA, but also its role and legacy in Broadmeadows and society.
This exhibition will continue this line of investigation. The outcomes of our research will be analysed, developed and critiqued, refining the intent and response to the wider policy and legislative investigations. We will also continue exploring said investigations, aiming to further unpack them and reveal their consequences, spatial or otherwise. Ultimately, these investigations will be presented through the exhibition, with the intent of using them as a platform for discourse and debate through a series of events that will run in conjunction with the exhibition.
Friday 18th Mar - 7pm to 10pm
Sat 19th -21st Mar - 10am to 5pm
We respectfully acknowledge the five language groups of the Kulin Nation as sovereign custodians of the lands on which we work and live. We extend our respects to ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people. In the context of the work we do, we express gratitude for our shared connection through place, to the oldest continuing cultures on earth.