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Melbourne Design Week

WRITING & CONCEPTS: Simona Castricum

Sorry you missed this one!
Free entry Sun 15 Mar, 3pm–5pm
NGV Australia, Federation Square


How queer music communities presents the conditions within which to create architecture.

This piece explores how transfeminine and non-binary music spaces manifest creatively, politically, physically, sexually as architectural space. Upon the thresholds of risk and pleasure; what strategies are engaged to find safer spaces that destabilise normativity and sexual and gender binaries?

Simona Castricum is a musician and architecture academic from Melbourne/Naarm/Birrarung-ga. As a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, her work explores gender nonconforming experiences in architecture and urban space. Simona performs as a solo artist, and with SaD, and a radio broadcaster on RRR and PBS.

WRITING & CONCEPTS is a lecture and publication series exploring the insights that practitioners have in to their own creative and cultural practices, and provides an opportunity for them to discuss and publish these insights in a public forum. Contributors include practitioners for whom the written form is their primary professional output and practitioners whose work manifests as exhibitions or events within the domain of contemporary art.

Free entry Sun 15 Mar, 3pm–5pm
NGV Australia, Federation Square
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