Queering Some Space

Panellists Nayuka Gorrie, Mossy 333, Adolfo Aranjuez and Xanthe Dobbie, and moderator Annabel Brady-Brown. Photo by Nikki Russian.

On January 27, TLB and Monash Art Design & Architecture's XYX Lab hosted Queer Some Space, a day-long symposium of talks, seminars and all-in panel chats. Drawing upon the unique setting of MPavilion, Queer Some Space started conversations about inclusivity and accessibility in a range of contemporary spaces, both physical and cultural.

The three panels of the day looked at the tension that diverse bodies experience in the disparate realms of architecture and design, art and literature, and music. The panellists considered the threat posed by normalisation to the sense of community that is so essential to the existence of LGBTQIA+ spaces. They also looked at the concentration of power that occurs in hegemonic cultural spaces.

The panels were rounded off by a twilight keynote by Simona Castricum (you can read our own interview with Simona here). The evening culminated in a series of musical performances from Mossy 333, Huntly and DJ Dee*Luscious.

Soon we will be posting audio recordings of the various discussions from the day – stay tuned.

Check out photos of Queer Some Space below, taken by Percy Caceres and Nikki Russian.


Photos by Percy Caceres.

Photos by Nikki Russian.