The film society of the Robin Boyd Foundation, DADo has launched its 2016 Season!
DADo bring the best in documentaries and films on architecture, design and urbanism to Walsh Street, the house designed by Robin Boyd for his family in 1958. DADo aims to explore the relationship between film and the built environment and to promote a wider community appreciation and engagement with design.
The 2016 program celebrates three exciting partnerships with some of Melbourne’s keenest advocates of good design.
Session 3 builds upon Assemble Papers’ focus on Small Footprint Living with the award-winning film documenting bold architecture projects on the remote Fogo Island in Newfoundland. The film embraces the excitement of living on the edge in relation to nature and contemporary design.
Session 4 showcases the deep love felt for the often-disparaged Brutalism movement to tie in with Open House Melbourne’s 2016 theme, ‘What’s the Beef with Brutalism.’ The feature film, Precise Poetry: The Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi marks the Brazilian architect’s 100th birthday by considering the sociopolitical constraints and personal events that would lead to the timelessness of her work.
The Trellick Tower
Session 5 is partnered with Open Journal to celebrate the joy of living in good design. The session features a series of residents and their homes, including Penelope Seidler, Xavier Corbeo and Tim Ross. The night culminates in James Goldstein presenting the famous Sheats House by John Lautner, recently gifted to the Los Angeles County Art Museum (LACMA).
Tim Ross’ Home.
The DADo season is curated by a volunteer committee of keen architecture film enthusiasts made up of architects Fooi Khoo, Siew-Fung Then, artist Rose Nolan and landscape architect Vincent Chan Kun Wa. This year the committee welcomes two new members, Laura Phillips, the Editor of this Open Journal and Paris Thomson, founder of motion production studio SIRAP.
The 2016 season launches on Wednesday 20 April, 6.30pm with guest speaker, Hamish Lyon, principal of NH Architecture.
Tickets are purchased via Season Subscriptions, individual passes for all six sessions in 2016 are available for $120 here.
Guests are invited for drinks on arrival at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start at ‘The Walsh Street House’ 290 Walsh Street, South Yarra.
More details found at the DADo website.
DADo is extremely grateful to the 2016 partners:
The Avenue Bookstore
Clare Cousins Architects
Open House Melbourne
With more to be announced shortly!