Melbourne Design Week - F*** Marry or Kill (Melbourne Buildings Edition)
F*MK is a research project that asks the people of Melbourne what they think of their buildings, giving them the chance to look a bit closer at the streetscapes they walk each day.
23 Mar 2022, 12:00 pm – 29 Mar 2022, 10:00 am
West Melbourne, 33-35 Dudley St, West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia
The F*MK project attempts to bridge the gap between architectural and public discourse, creating a
forum to discuss the buildings that shape our city. It involves a data collection website that
mimics the interface of dating apps, allowing the public to ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ key buildings in
the Melbourne CBD, with the opportunity for them to comment why. 'Dating profiles' for
each building reveal design strategies and histories, allowing the public to give their opinion
while learning about architecture, and in turn, their city.
The data gathered by the website during February and March 2022 will be analysed and
exhibited through a physical exhibition for Melbourne Design Week. This will display the
comments written by the public through an art installation, as well as acting as an 'awards
ceremony', awarding certain buildings that emerge as public favourites or controversial
characters within the Hoddle grid.
F*MK Opening Night