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Softcore City

The material city is not immune to the proliferation of pornography

In a culture obsessed with hardcore, much of the soft-core urbanism that was once viewed as scandalous is barely perceived as transgressive in today’s sexscapes. The presence of hardcore representations of sex has normalised the soft-core qualities that now occupy many parts of urban life.

Speaker: Dr Nicole Kalms, Monash University will outline three typologies: Hypersexual Mediascapes, Hypersexual Urbanscapes and Hypersexual Archiscapes to propose that the material city is not immune to the proliferation of pornography.

She will discuss how themes connect to her current research into safety and the crisis of sexual violence perpetrated against women in public spaces.

Event partners Monash University.

Refreshments served at 6pm. Event commences at 6.30pm.



University of Sydney
Parramatta and City Roads, Camperdown
VSCC Lecture Theatre, Room 208, Veterinary Science Conference Centre (VSCC)


Wednesday 12 September 2018 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm


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