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World Pride is here: Architects with PRIDE invites you to these 4 events

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. Attend these 4 events this February.

World Pride is here: Architects with PRIDE invites you to these 4 events

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

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

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 line up of some of Sydney’s best queer DJs and performers. Inspired by the 1931 Beaux-Arts Ball, the Architects Ball invites guests to make a statement. If you’ve ever wanted to party with a bunch of queer architects and designers, then don’t miss this hot space-making party.


Queer Career

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

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.


Love Letters to Queer Space

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

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. 


Queer Space

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

Cameron Bruhn, in his new role as CEO of the Australian Institute of Architects, 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.


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