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The Institute, NSW Gender Equity Taskforce and EmAGN are proud to announce our partnership in the 2024 Architecture With Pride program once again.

This year, events will take place in Sydney and Melbourne with a line up of international and local queer thinkers, parties and participation in globally-celebrated events. Bringing together the LGBTQI+ design community in the built environment, AWP is an immersive program that challenges the status quo and celebrates our industry’s diversity.

The Institute is committed to proactively promoting equity, fairness and equality in practice and the profession, including equal access to opportunities, resources and the built environment. We encourage members to get involved in AWP 2024!


this year AWP will be delivering events in Sydney and Melbourne!

Mid Summer Pride March & After Party

Sunday 4 Feb from 10am in St Kilda

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 Thursday, 1 Feb 6:00-9:00pm.

The Architecture Ball

- Your Future

Thursday 15 Feb from 7:30pm, The Burdekin Hotel, 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

WEDNEsday 21 Feb 7:30-9:00pm, 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. Submit an EOI to present a love letter. Speakers receive $250.

In Conversation

Friday 1 Mar 12:30–2:00pm, Tusculum, Potts Point

Moderated by  the Institute’s CEO, 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.

Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday 2 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.

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