Queer Some Space

Queer Some Space

  • 27 January 2018, 2–10pm
  • MPavilion
    Queen Victoria Gardens
    St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

  • Free, all welcome
  • Event website

Monash Art Design & Architecture’s XYX Lab teams up with The Lifted Brow to bring us ‘Queer Some Space’. Directly referencing MPavilion’s rotating elements and the architects’ vision as a space for discussions and interventions within the built environment, ‘Queer Some Space’ is a day-long symposium melding talks, seminars and all-in panel chats, punctuated by a twilight keynote presentation and culminating in an evening of music performances.

The panel talks and subsequent keynote will touch on a variety of themes from progressive architecture and design, inclusiveness and accessibility in music and venues, and fostering both community-based and autonomous spaces in art and architecture. Together the ‘Queer Some Space’ participants will ponder: How can the architecture of spaces be more inclusive within our everyday lives? And how can we achieve this without losing the sense of community that is so essential to the existence of LGBTQI+ spaces? How can art and literature provide an accessible, non-physical and autonomous space for queer self-expression?

Once these themes are heartily exhausted, MPavilion will transform to take us into an evening of music.

Program of Events

2–3.15pm MTalks—Queer Some Space: Architecture and design Featuring Michael Spooner, Jana Perkovic, Naomi Stead, Sophie Dyring, Timmah Ball and Timothy Moore

3.30–4.45pm MTalks—Queer Some Space: Music and venues Featuring Daisy Catterall, Elspeth Scrine, Jax Jacki Brown, Mason Browne, Triana Hernandez

5.15–6.15pm MTalks—Queer Some Space: Art and literature Featuring Adolfo Aranjuez, Annabel Brady-Brown, Mossy 333, Nayuka Gorrie and Xanthe Dobbie

6.30–7pm MTalks—Queer Some Space: Keynote by Simona Castricum Followed by Q&A

7.30–10pm MMusic—Queer Some Space: Huntly + Mossy 333 + DJ Dee*Luscious MC’d by Kate McKenzie (The Lifted Brow) and Dr Niki Kalms (XYX Lab)