Architecture with Pride Has Announced Its 2024 Program
Architecture with Pride (AWP) brings together the LGBTQI+ design community in the built environment. In 2024, AWP is delivering events in Sydney and Melbourne with a line up of international and local queer thinkers, parties and participation in globally-celebrated events, AWP is an immersive program to challenge the status quo and celebrate our industry’s diversity.
Established in 2023 by SJB to commemorate Sydney WorldPride, the AWP collective brings together practices from across Australia. They are generously supported by a host of key organisations like the Australian Institute of Architects, the NSW Gender Equity Taskforce, and the Emerging Architects and Graduate Network (EmAGN).
Together, they are fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity within the industry, The 2024 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival will call on our communities to imagine and demand the world we rightfully deserve for ourselves under the theme ‘Our Future’.
The theme, ‘Our Future’, resonates with many of Architecture with Pride’s events this year. They are calling on our communities to imagine and demand the world they rightfully deserve.
MIDSUMMA PRIDE MARCH – MELBOURNE Sun 04 Feb from 10:00
St Kilda, Melbourne Parade, pride and party come together once a year in Melbourne’s iconic march celebrating solidarity in gender and sexuality diversity. Join over 53,000 people to celebrate Midsumma Pride March 2024! Everyone welcome. Participants are required to attend an info and networking session at Bates Smart on Thurs 01 Feb 18:00-21:00.
THE ARCHITECTURE BALL Thurs 15 Feb 19:30 – 00:00
The Burdekin Hotel, Oxford Street Darlinghurst The Architecture Ball is back to bring together our design community’s LGBTIQ+ practitioners (and all the allies) for a night of ecstasy and celebration with a line-up of some of Sydney’s best queer DJs and performers. If you’ve ever wanted to party with a bunch of queer architects and designers, then don’t miss this filthy hot space-making party.
LOVE LETTERS TO OUR FUTURE Wed 21 Feb 18:00 – 21:00
Palms on Oxford, Darlinghurst Love Letters to Our Future brings together 12 of Australia’s most diverse design practitioners and creatives for a PowerPoint-style presentation sharing their experiences exploring, designing, creating, and celebrating queer futures – each posed as a love letter. AWP will select 12 proposals for 5-minute immersive Love Letters. Speakers will receive $250 for their participation.
IN CONVERSATION: QUEERING ARCHITECTURE Fri 01 March 12:30-14:00
Tusculum, Potts Point Moderated by CEO of the Australian Institute of Architects, Cameron Bruhn and joined by Practice Director of Smart Design Studio, Christina Markham, Director of Co-AP, Will Fung and Alison Cox, campaigner for gender neutral bathrooms to be mandated in the National Construction Code. This panel discussion will investigate the modes of queering architecture in the built form and our profession.
JOIN AWP IN THE MARDI GRAS PARADE Sat 02 March all day
Oxford Street Marching for the third year down Oxford Street in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade – Architecture with Pride will invite 80 queer and ally designers to celebrate Our Future. 50 AWP Sponsors will be joined by 30 designers (80 total in the float) in the community to march down Oxford Street.
Find all of the info and booking links over on Architecture With Pride’s website.