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24 November 2017
Public Talk: Queering Architecture?
NGV International
26 Mar 2017 / 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Public Talk: Queering Architecture?

Studiobird's Theodore Treehouse, 2016. Photo Peter Bennetts.

What might it mean to ‘queer’ architecture – as a workplace, a professional identity, a series of processes and practices, or the built places that emerge from them?

Talk: Sunday 26 March 2017, 3–6pm
Booking: Booking required, $10 + booking fee

NGV International
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Perhaps ‘queering architecture’ means making architectural workplaces more welcoming for those who identify as LGBTIQIA, or a profession which truly values difference and diversity. Perhaps it refers to buildings for queer people and their particular needs and desires – safe spaces, symbolic spaces, spaces of a queer everyday. Perhaps it proposes queer buildings: themselves non-conforming, peculiar, resisting social norms. Or perhaps it is a process of unsettling architectural practices. Queers think that normality is over-rated. Might queer architecture redesign normality, or design a path of resistance? This lively panel discussion will open all of these questions and more.

Simona Castricum
Sophie Drying
Nicole Kalms
Ben Driver
Nicholas Braun

Naomi Stead

Presented by MADA, XYX Lab, Monash University with Parlour

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