We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Bookshop by Uro
Design and the Vernacular: Book launch & talk

6pm, Friday, 19 April
The two authors left: Paul Memmott AM, right: John Ting beneath the image of a stilt house above water they use as the cover for their new book.
Accessible Toilet
Wheelchair Accessible

Join authors Paul Memmott AM and John Ting in a discussion about their new book ‘Design and the Vernacular’ at Bookshop by Uro

Focusing on the vast region of Australasia and Oceania, Design and the Vernacular explores the intersection between vernacular architecture, local cultures, and modernity and globalisation.

As Memmott and Ting demonstrate in their book, far from being anachronistic and static, vernacular building can shape contemporary architecture, nation building and cultural identities.

Featuring contributions from architects, designers and theorists, including Indigenous writers, this book provides valuable case studies and lessons for architecture in other global regions.

As capacity is limited, this is a ticketed event.


Perry Street Building
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066


Floor access to the Perry Street Building can be made via the following paths. From 30A Perry Street, a footpath leads to the retail area of Perry St (UG) and courtyard. The Perry Street Lift can be accessed via 30A and 30B Perry Street, allowing access to levels 1 and 2 of Perry Street Building. From Johnston Street access to Perry St Building can be made by crossing the courtyard.

Accessible toilets are located in three areas within the Perry Street Building. On the Upper Ground Level (Level UG) the accessible toilets are located in the service corridor in the northern part of the Building. near the staircase. These toilets are open throughout event hours. On L1 and L2 the toilets are located in the northern part of the building, behind heavy manual blue double doors.  All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.

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