MRelay at MPavilion
February 5, 2015
Last weekend, Assemble co-director Giuseppe (Pino) Demaio joined the extensive line-up of artists, designers, architects, writers and thinkers wielding the microphone at MPavilion’s all-day MRelay talk-fest. Curated around four central themes—Pavilions, Intimate Publics, Dreaming and Nocturne—each conversation session was both thought-provoking and exhilarating, as each speaker took up their post as interviewer after being interrogated as interviewee. As part of the opening segment, Pavilions, John Denton of architects Denton Corker Marshall asked Pino all the hard questions, and then Pino gave a great interview to Office For Good Design lead, Dan Honey. The session was rounded out by artist Callum Morton probing activist and historian Gary Foley about setting up the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra in the ‘70s and his time touring with British punk band, The Clash in the early ‘80s, speaking out for Aboriginal rights. Thanks to MPavilion for conceiving a truly epic and enjoyable event—we’re very much looking forward to next year!