Sun 26 Mar 17, 3pm–5pm
Program is the enemy of function
Presented by Simona Castricum
First staged at the 13th International AHRA Conference Architecture & Feminisms conference in 2016, Simona Castricum performs Program is the Enemy of Function at the culmination of the Queering Architecture? panel discussion. In this performance Simona Castricum highlights that the relationships between form, space, program and function have unique political and spatial meanings for trans and gender diverse people. The introductory line of the twenty-minute performance “When program is the enemy of function” becomes a series of propositions about trans and gender diverse experiences of architectural space. Each piece of music provokes an emotional response articulated as five pieces of techno and a series of projected movies, statements and questions. This performance brings attention to these experiences and the emotional space architecture has the opportunity to create – both as a hostile and healing force.
Program is the enemy of function is part of Queering Architecture? presented by MADA, XYX Lab, Monash University with Parlour. Ticket includes entry to both the panel and the performance. See the Queering Architecture? program page here.