OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Architecture LGBT+ presents: Designing Out

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Architecture LGBT+ presents: Designing 'Out'

- A showcase of LGBTQIA+ talent from beyond professional practice, encompassing academia and independent research -

Architecture LGBT+ are launching an OPEN CALL for an exhibition of talent from beyond professional practice to be exhibited at the Roca London Gallery for the month of September. The exhibition will be part of the Open House festival, London Design Festival and within the Pride In London month. Alongside the opportunity to be part of the physical exhibition, selected participants will be invited as guests onto our upcoming podcast and featured on our website. All work submitted to the Open Call will be presented in an online showcase that chronicles LGBTQIA+ voices emerging across the built environment. A panel of judges will make a selection of submitted work to be part of the physical exhibition at Roca London Gallery and all those that submit will be invited to an exhibition opening event at the gallery. We hope this will be a great opportunity to show off the remarkable talent in our community and a chance to come together and reflect on the importance of LGBTQIA+ perspectives in architecture; especially given all those that have missed out on the opportunity to show their work physically over the past two years as a result of lockdown restrictions.

We are looking for work across architectural academia from Undergraduates, Postgraduates, PhD candidates, Tutors and independent researchers who identify as LGBTQIA+ or community allies who have created work pertaining to the wider Queer community.

For eligibility and submissions criteria about our Open Call please head to our website.

The Open Call for submissions will close on 16th August 2021, selected participants will be contacted from 19th August via email.



Emily Rix - Architecture LGBT+ Vice Chair - Partner at Foster + Partners.

Emily Crompton - Senior lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture.

Gem Barton - Course Leader, MA Interiors, University of Brighton.

Saoirse Walsh - Cultural programme manager at Roca London Gallery.

Will Rowe - Judging coordinator - Architecture LGBT+ London Champion and recent Part 2 graduate.

*More judges to be announced soon!

Architecture LGBT+ is a not for profit grassroots organisation. We aim to provide a safe, inclusive & prejudice free environment for LGBT+ Architects and those working and studying within the profession through networking events, learning, mentoring and role models.