"Soft -Core City" Lecture: UTS Sydney

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Reflecting on ‘soft-core cities’ seems particularly important right now as we traverse urban life continually fingering our smartphones – each of us with endless access to images of sex and sexuality.

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 sex-scapes. The presence of hardcore representations of sex has normalised the many soft-core qualities that now occupy many parts of urban life. This lecture will outline three typologies in Dr Nicole Kalms’ new book, Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft Core Urbanism – Hypersexual Mediascapes, Hypersexual Urbanscapes and Hypersexual Archiscapes – to propose that the material city is not immune to the proliferation of pornography.

Period18 May 2017

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  • Title"Soft -Core City" Lecture: UTS Sydney
    CountryAustralia
    Date18/05/17
    DescriptionReflecting on ‘soft-core cities’ seems particularly important right now as we traverse urban life continually fingering our smartphones – each of us with endless access to images of sex and sexuality.

    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 sex-scapes. The presence of hardcore representations of sex has normalised the many soft-core qualities that now occupy many parts of urban life. This lecture will outline three typologies in Dr Nicole Kalms’ new book, Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft Core Urbanism – Hypersexual Mediascapes, Hypersexual Urbanscapes and Hypersexual Archiscapes – to propose that the material city is not immune to the proliferation of pornography.
    URLhttps://www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-design-architecture-and-building/events/soft-core-city
    PersonsNicole Kalms