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Celebrating the rainbow: Architects with PRIDE

Celebrating the rainbow: Architects with PRIDE

Celebrating the rainbow: Architects with PRIDE

Bringing together the LGBTQI+ communities of our built environment industry, Architects with PRIDE is here to celebrate the 2023 World Pride and Mardi Gras Festival.

This extraordinary initiative launched by SJB, will bring together 12 other studios plus the Australian Institute of Architects, through a curated program of four events over World Pride where everyone is welcome. So, get your Pride on and join your community!

Each of the ticketed events has a limited supply of free tickets for First Nations & trans women of colour.

The Architects Ball

Bringing together Australia’s queer design community to cut shapes! The Architects Ball is presented by the Architects with PRIDE collective, and promises a night of ecstasy and celebration with a lineup of some of Sydney’s best queer DJs and performers. Inspired by 1931 Beaux-Arts Ball, the Architects Ball invites guests to make a statement with their lewks. If you’ve ever wanted to party with a bunch of queer architects and designers, then don’t miss this hot space-making party.

16 February, 7:30pm – 12:00am
Pleasures Playhouse, Sydney

Tickets here

Queer Career

Queer Career brings together a diverse panel of professionals within the built environment to discuss diversity in their respective professions and the strategies to challenge space-making for greater inclusivity. The panel line up is truly fabulous with interior designer, Brahman Perera; Urban Designer, Lucian Hicks; Journalist, Stephen Todd; and CEO of Equality Australia, Anna Brown.

21 February, 12:30pm – 2:30pm,
Pleasures Playhouse, Sydney

Tickets here

Clockwise from top left: Brahman Perera, Lucian Hicks, Anna Brown and Stephen Todd

Love Letters to Queer Space

From gay beats to churches, the architecture of desire has taken on many forms throughout modern life. At the hands of our emerging practitioners, what does queer space look like today? Setting a heady pace with a Pecha Kucha-style presentation, 16 of Australia’s most diverse design practitioners will discuss what they love about our built environment. 

22 February, 6:00pm – 9:00pm,
Pleasures Playhouse, Sydney

Tickets here

Queer Space

In his new role as CEO of the Australian Institute of Architects, Cameron Bruhn will be in conversation with Naomi Stead, RMIT professor and architecture critic, on the intersectionality of queer space in architecture. They will also be discussing Naomi’s forthcoming book; Queering Architecture: Methods, Practices, Spaces, Pedagogies.

23 February, 12:30pm – 2:30pm,
Tusculum Sydney

Tickets here


Gillian Serisier

Gillian Serisier is an editor-at-large for Indesign Media Asia Pacific, where she covers all corners of design and art across the Habitus and Indesign network. Gillian has contributed to many outstanding publications, and her extensive knowledge and sharp words make for compelling storytelling.