Evenings with DADo offer an intimate commingling of film and conversation both large and small, centred around diverse historical and contemporary stories of architecture, design, landscape and urbanism. Feature-length films, documentaries, shorts and animations all find a home in Robin Boyd’s living room at ‘Walsh Street’, the social, energetic hub of the Robin Boyd Foundation. Guest speakers contribute unique perspectives on the various film subjects, kicking off the living room conversation in a home which decidedly sought to reject convention.

Find out about the next DADo Screening on our What’s on page.

2023 Season to date:
Tuesday 16 March. Cumbernauld HIT (1977) Murray Grigor. In conversation with Murray Grigor, Associate Prof David Nichols, Urban Planning, University of Melbourne and Prof Philip Goad, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Chair of Architecture, University of Melbourne.

Tuesday 6 June. City Dreamers (2018) Directed by Joseph Hillel. In conversation with Tania Davidge, Executive Director at Open House Melbourne and co-founder of the architectural research practice, OoPLA.

Tuesday 18 July. Koolhaas Houselife (2013) a Bêka & Lemoine Film. Panel discussion with Dr Karen Burns and RBF Foundation volunteer Corinna Orsteg convened by Yaseera Moosa.

Wednesday 4 October. Fell (2022) collaboratively made by Thandi Lane, Yaseera Moosa, Julia Quirk and Mitchell Pollard. Garden of the Legend of the Golden Snail (2019) Oliver Husain. How to Build a Forest (2022) Jen Trann. In conversation with Director and Animator Jenn Tran, Writer Kelly Bartholomeusz and Cinematographer Veronica Charmont. Garden of the Legend of the Golden Snail (2019) Oliver Husain.

Tuesday 31 October. The Black Tower (1985-87) and Blight (1994-96) directed by John Smith.

DADo’s 2023 program is presented by Thandi Paterson, ​​Rebecca Roke and Andrew MacKinnon.

Thandi Lane (Curatorial Lead) is a recent architectural graduate from the Melbourne School of Design. For her final year design studio and thesis projects, Thandi was awarded the Billson Prize in Architecture for the most promising work. Currently working at the architecture firm Hayball, she deeply values the profession’s potential for boundless curiosity and lateral inquiry and applauds the discipline’s innate reliance upon a collaborative spirit. 

Andrew MacKinnon is a recent architectural graduate from the Melbourne School of Design. Currently working at Rebecca Naughtin Architects, he is interested in design that challenges the building industry’s impact on the environment. He is inspired by sustainable urbanisation, urban acupuncture and co-creation for social housing and public spaces. As a film lover, he is excited to be part of the DADo curatorial team.

Rebecca Roke is a published author and editor for leading international architectural studios and publishing houses. Currently a doctoral candidate at RMIT University, her research focuses on alternative approaches to medium-density housing in Melbourne’s middle suburbs.

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