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Queer Carnival explores sexuality and sexual diversity. This project is a series of five interventions that aims to publicly promote sexually diverse "safe places," with various numbers of installations spread across Melbourne City. The following project aims to address how space represses sexual expression and in what ways design can create more sexually open interventions to facilitate more diverse sexual interactions.

Sexual gender is no longer restricted to the simple perception of male and female with gender research highlight--ing new forms of sexuality. The concept of the project aims to propose permanent infrastructure that solidify the presence of the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bi, trans and inter-sex) community publicly. These intervention become recognizable places for those within the LGBTI community to exist freely and honestly. The aim to expose what is hidden, and ‘private,’ so that what is internalized physically and emotionally can be freely expressed. The following project has been developed through an analysis of various carnival rides and through the recorded experiences of LGBTI members.

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Michelle Soufya
Queer Carnival
2015

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