Floppy Architecture


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In this keynote lecture, Dr Leanne Zilka of ZILKA Studios will present her research and practice on ‘Floppy Architecture’. The premise of ‘Floppy Architecture’ is focussed on light weight fabric-based structures that look at techniques embedded in fashion and textile design in order to develop novel approaches to the fabrication of architectural elements.

The combination of practice and research has produced installations, architectural projects, and been published nationally and internationally, most recently in a book titled Floppy Logic by international publisher, Actar.

Leanne’s specialist knowledge and approach to fabric-based structures has assisted in the realisation of both the 2018 MPavilion designed by Carme Pinos and this summer’s 2022 MPavilion designed by all(zone).

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.