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.

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Design Week – To the Ends of the Earth: Talk

6pm, Wednesday, 29 May
Accessible Toilet
Wheelchair Accessible

Landscape architect and author Richard Weller takes us on a tour of key places in contemporary global culture.

In this talk, author Richard Weller takes attendees on an intellectual adventure through a carefully curated selection of places that can be understood as metaphors of contemporary global culture.

A condensed version of the tour found in Weller’s book of the same name, ranging across Steve Jobs’ Apple Park in California, a small field station for the protection of wild orangutans in Borneo, the Great Green Wall in Central Africa, the Trump resort Mar-a-Lago, and more.

After his presentation, Richard will be joined in conversation with Mark Jacques, director of Openwork landscape architects.

The cost of tickets is deductible from purchases of Richard Weller’s accompanying book, To the Ends of the Earth (Birkhauser 2024)available on the night. This talk also accompanies an exhibition that will be showing at the CY Space in Collingwood Yards over the course of Melbourne Design Week.

Richard Weller is professor and former chair of landscape architecture and urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, where he (together with Fritz Steiner) established the Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology. He is co-founder (with Tatum Hands) and former creative director of LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, founding director (with Vladimir Sitta) of Australian design firm Room 4.1.3., and holds adjunct professorships at the University of Western Australia and the University of New South Wales.

Mark Jacques is a director of OPENWORK, a studio for landscape architecture, urban design, research and speculation. He is Professor of Architecture (Urbanism) Industry Fellow at RMIT University’s School of Architecture and Urban Design.


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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