Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Curating desire: designing Melbourne's retail landscape

Today's retail spaces are places for social interaction and aesthetic gratification, as well as for shopping. Good design is integral — it can even affect our purchasing decisions.

Hear about Melbourne's changing retail landscape including, laneways, malls and shopping strips from:

  • Simon Knott, Black Kosloff Knott and co-presenter, 3RRR's The architects
  • Roger Nelson, principal, NH Architecture and former chair, Melbourne Retail Advisory Board
  • Clare Cousins, Clare Cousins Architects
  • Gilbert Rochecouste, general manager, Villagewell 'placemaking' practitioners