Simona Castricum’s music and architecture research explores the borderline space between euphoria, desolation and aggression—tied together by narratives of gender nonconformity and queer cities. Simona is a PhD. candidate in architecture at the University of Melbourne, a DJ/broadcaster on Melbourne community radio station PBS. Simona has written and produced six albums over a 20 year career in music. She has pieces published for The Guardian, Vice, i-D, Archer and The Lifted Brow. Her essays feature in Routledge’s ‘Architecture & Culture’ journal, ARM Architecture’s monograph ‘Mongrel Rapture’ and in the ‘Women of Letters’ series.