Join Bookshop by Uro for a curated collection of thought provoking events, including topical discussions with leading architects, brand new book launches, and discussions on urban design. In partnership with local and international authors, design thinkers, architecture practices and universities, events are held both in the bookshop, around Australia and online.
6-8pm Friday 2nd of July
Launch: 'WATER'— Co- 'Issue Two
Co- is an experimental publishing house based on Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri woi-wurrung Country. Co-'s second, printed issue features contributions by Jody Haines, Ellen van Neervan, Amaara Raheem, Chantelle Mitchell, Ender Başkan, COLLIDER, Izzy Brown, Craig McGrath and Timmah Ball. Designed Rebecca McCauley. Edited by Josephine Mead and Christine McFetridge.
Copies will be available for purchase on the night for $24.
Readings by Timmah Ball, Ender Başkan and Amaara Raheem will commence at 6.30 pm.
Covid-19 information: Please be aware that you'll need to check in when you arrive and wear a mask inside the bookshop.
Issue 02 has been made possible thanks to generous support from Yarra City Arts @yarracityarts and Bodriggy @bodriggybrewingco
MELBOURNE ART BOOK FAIR 2021
Melbourne Art Book Fair brings together publishers, artists and designers to showcase some of the world’s best art and design publications.
This year, experience events at NGV, across Melbourne and regional Victoria with participating venues spanning bookstores, galleries, art spaces and rooftops.
Bookshop by Uro is one of the satellite venues for Melbourne Art Book Fair 2021. We are thrilled to be hosting a series events over the weekend of 26–28th March. See below for details with more to be announced. All events will be held at our store, 5/30 Perry Street, Collingwood Yards. Capacity is very limited so bookings are required. All ticket prices are redeemable for 10% off book purchases.
11am, Saturday 27 March
Launch: Wild Cities
We live in wild cities. Four new books argue the conditions exist for regeneration, but need to be seeded and nurtured, and our wounded, darkest places brought to surface to be healed.
Join in the discussion on Planning Wild Cities: Human-Nature Relationships in the Urban Age (Wendy Steele), Wild Policy: Indigeneity and the Unruly Politics of Intervention (Tess Lea), People Power: Reclaiming the Energy Commons (Ashley Dawson) and Dirty Theory: Troubling Architecture (Hélène Frichot).
3pm, Saturday 27 March
Publication as Provocation: Planet City
Planet City explores the productive potential of extreme densification. This book and short film captures an imagined future where humanity retreats into one hyper-dense metropolis, leaving the rest of the planet to become a global wilderness.
At this live talk, join author and filmmaker Liam Young, publisher Andrew Mackenzie and the NGV’s Ewan McEwan in a discussion of the role that speculative fiction plays in confronting the urgent environmental questions of today.
5pm, Saturday 27 March
Launch: Architects After Architecture
Architects After Architecture reframes architecture as a uniquely versatile way of acting on the world, far beyond that of designing buildings.
Join Rory Hyde (Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Melbourne and Design Advocate for Mayor of London) in conversation with Mat Ward (Uro Publications)as they discuss a future of architecture that is diverse and engaged, expanding the limits of the discipline, and offering new paths forward in times of crisis.