HyperSext City: Monash University’s XYX Lab realises major gender and cities exhibition

At at time when the impact of gender, exclusion and sexual violence is front page news, HyperSext City* confronts these challenges and invites audiences to imagine and co-design an equitable city.

This new exhibition from Australia’s own world-first research lab on space, gender and communication is designed to elicit the audiences’ unique experiences of the city and build understanding of excluded voices.

Based on evidence-based research and lived experiences, this brand new work by Monash University’s XYX Lab is making its debut at the University of Sydney’s Tin Sheds Gallery from 4 March to 9 April 2021.

Originally planned for 2020 Space-Time-Existence Exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale, HyperSext City* draws attention to the experiences of women, girls and the LGBTQI+ communities by representing data and intersectional narratives of gender that affect how urban spaces are accessed and occupied

Exploring equity in public space, the exhibition invites the audience to contribute their own suggestions and solutions to overcome exclusion and lack of access. The exhibition employs data from all over the world and here in Sydney to spectacular effect. Works in the show include video, workshops, installation and a bespoke interactive website built for and launched at the exhibition - The HyperSext Repository interactively collates, documents and references data and research on gendered experiences of cities.

Through crowd-sourcing, co-creation and material making, HyperSext City* amplifies the voices and experiences of a diverse range of people who are frequently rendered powerless in cities and invites us all to make a difference by sharing and understanding our urban experience.

Exhibition HyperSext City*

Video works

About XYX Lab

Focusing on women and girls and LGBTIQ communities, the XYX Lab’s team of researchers and designers work collaboratively with architects, urban designers, policy makers and the broader community to address design factors that make cities exclusionary and threatening according to gender. Learn more...