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Green tea with Robin Boyd and Japanese Metabolism

Sat February 24th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT

$20.00 – $30.00

In an immersive Japanese/Boyd setting, join Marika Neustupny and Christine Phillips for a conversation that will explore a selection of Robin Boyd’s work in relation to several Japanese Metabolist projects. As an architect with Japanese heritage, Neustupny will bring to the conversation her own personal experience and knowledge of Japanese architecture while Phillips’ research into Boyd’s late works will add an intersecting layer to the discussion.  

Marika Neustupny
A founding Director of NMBW. She has taught in design and urban research since 1995, Marika has a Master of Architecture from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) and a PhD from the University of Queensland. She worked and studied in Tokyo for over 3 years and is fluent in Japanese language. Marika led the NMBW studies unit ‘When Robin Boyd Went to Japan’ at Monash University, Semester 2, 2023. Marika has been part of many award-winning project design teams such as for the University of Melbourne New Student Precinct, winner of the 2023 Victorian Architecture Gold Medal. Marika is currently chair of the National Committee for Gender Equity, Australian Institute of Architects.

Dr Christine Phillips
Christine is a registered architect, academic and writer. As a co-director of OoPLA with Tania Davidge, her architectural practice focuses on creative ways to engage the public with architecture through public, playful and political projects. With an interest in architectural and cultural heritage, Christine was a member of the Heritage Council of Victoria for six years. Christine is passionate about Australian architectural design and in co-authored a book with Dr Peter Raisbeck on one of Australia’s most celebrated architects, Robin Boyd, entitled Robin Boyd: Late Works (2020). As Senior Lecturer within RMIT’s Architecture Program, Christine is currently working on innovative ways of transforming design education to celebrate the 60,000+ years of our First Nations culture in Australia. Through her partnerships with Indigenous communities, Christine is connecting and advancing the way architecture students engage with Indigenous knowledge to build their cultural capacity and develop transformative educational experiences while also working to support and advance the communities she is working with.

This talk is part of the When Robin Boyd Went to Japan exhibition public program taking place at Walsh Street from 18 February – 10 March 2024 – Find out more.  

Exhibition admission is included in your ticket.

Curated by Marika Neustupny and Nigel Bertram, When Robin Boyd Went to Japan is a collaboration between the Robin Boyd Foundation, NMBW Architecture Studio and CIBI.

Thank you to our program partners NMBW Architecture Studio, CIBI, MPavilion, MADA, Monash University, Australian Tapestry Workshop, RMIT Design Archives, State Library of Victoria, Mainroad Marketing, Konpira Maru Wines, Four Pillars Gin and Molly Rose Brewing.

Before your visit, please note:
– Attendees must be 16 years and over.
– No external food or drink is permitted.
– Large bags and backpacks will need to be checked in at entry.
– Stiletto or pointed heels are not permitted due to our cork flooring.
– Tickets are refundable up to 72 hours prior to the event.
– Tickets may be exchanged as long as the purchaser advises us of the new attendee’s name via email

We offer discounted tickets to RBF Friends and Boyd Circle members – support the Foundation and join today.

Detail: Sketch for 60-64 Clarendon St., East Melbourne, 1968, Robin Boyd. Image courtesy of RMIT Design Archives.


Sat February 24th
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
$20.00 – $30.00


Walsh Street House
290 Walsh Street
South Yarra, Vic 3141 Australia
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Robin Boyd Foundation


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