Three Bodies: Film premiere and panel discussion Past Event

Presented by Molonglo

We all experience the world through a body, a body that has certain powers, and certain constraints. Three Bodies is a short documentary film by Dorothy Allen-Pickard, commissioned by Molonglo as part of their upcoming Designing with Difference publication. It draws out an embodied relationship with the built environment through the experience of three different people, who each take us on a journey from the interior of their spaces, outside, and into the world. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion that further explores how the built environment can either be a pathway or a barrier to community, opportunity, and pleasure, depending on how places are designed, and who they are designed for.

Jax Jacki Brown

Jax Jacki Brown (they/them) is a disability and LGBTIQA+ rights activist, writer, and educator. Jax works as senior advisor in disability for a large health organisation as well as running their own business in LGBTIQA+ disability rights and inclusion where they provide guest speaking, education, workshops and training. Jax is interested in the power of authentic representation of people with disabilities in the media to challenge and change how we think about disability.

Dorothy Allen-Pickard

Dorothy Allen-Pickard is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary theatre-maker from the UK. In 2019, she received the BFI New Talent Award and was named as one of Broadcast’s Hotshots. Dorothy’s practice is grounded in a deep interest in other people, and how shared understanding can facilitate social and political change, particularly in relation to disability, mental health and marginalised communities.

Dr Jos Boys

Dr Jos Boys is an architect, activist, educator and writer. Since 2008 she has been co-director of The DisOrdinary Architecture Project with disabled artist Zoe Partington, a disability-led platform that works with disabled artists to explore new ways to think about disability in architectural and design discourse and practice.

Geoff Riding

Geoff Riding is an urban designer and planner living in Melbourne (Naarm/Birrarung-ga). Geoff has worked with MGS Architects since 2018 on complex projects encompassing urban design, urban strategy and geo-spatial analysis towards the inclusive city. His research interests lie in socio-spatial justice, Deaf bodies in space, production of space and governmentality. Geoff is proudly Deaf and teaches Auslan (Australian sign language), Magic Hands Auslan, with visual artist Luke King.

Margherita Coppolino

Margherita Coppolino is an Inclusion/Intersectionality consultant and photographer. With an outstanding network of contacts in government, business and social justice organisations, Margherita has a proven ability to inspire and influence a wide range of stakeholders on inclusion/intersectionality issues. She has strong commercial acumen and ability to frame inclusion issues in a commercial context. During her career, she also has honed & developed specialist skills in project management, facilitation, recruitment and case management.

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Free Event, General Admission, Registration Essential


Tue 30 Mar 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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MPavilion Parkade
34-60 Little Collins St, 34-60 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Auslan Open captioned Closed captioned Described Wheelchair Access