To the Ends of the Earth Exhibition


Wed 29 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 30 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 31 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 01 Jun 10:00am - 5:00pm


Free, no bookings required


35 Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC, Australia


To the Ends of the Earth is a five-day exhibition during Melbourne Design Week accompanying the book launch and talk of the same name. The exhibition takes the reader on an intellectual adventure through a carefully curated selection of places that can be understood as metaphors of contemporary global culture. Spread across all seven continents, from the depths of the ocean to outer space, these places are divided into six chapters: Paradises, Utopias, Machines, Monsters, Ruins, and Instruments. The spectrum ranges from Steve Jobs’ Apple Park in California to a national park in Costa Rica, a small field station for the protection of wild orangutans in Borneo, the Great Green Wall in Central Africa, to the Trump resort Mar-a-Lago. A grand tour of the most pertinent places in the world today.


Presented by Bookshop by Uro
Bookshop by Uro is an online and physical bookstore offering a tightly curated selection of specialist art, architecture and design books from around Australia and the world.

Richard Weller Speaker, author and curator

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. In 2012 he received an Australian national teaching award for a sustained to commitment to design education, and in 2017 and 2018 he was listed by Design Intelligence as one of the top 25 most respected design educators in America.

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