OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Architecture LGBT+ presents: Designing Out,
Architecture LGBT+ has launched an open call, for submissions to be shown at Roca London for the month of September.
Applicants must be talents from outside professional practice, including academia and independent research,
and the exhibition will be part of the Open House Festival, the London Design Festival and within Pride In London.
All this is in addition to giving an opportunity for applicants to participate in the physical exhibition,
and the invitation will be given to the participants,
who will be selected to attend as guests to the upcoming podcast and display it on the company’s website.
All works submitted to Open Call will also be presented in an online presentation,
sponsored by LGBTQIA+, and a jury will select the works that will be part of the physical exhibition at Roca London Gallery.
All applicants will be invited to the exhibition opening event,
with the hope that this will be a great opportunity to showcase the amazing talents in the community.
The competition gives an opportunity to come together and reflect on the importance of LGBTQIA+ perspectives in architecture,
especially those who have lost the opportunity to physically demonstrate their work over the past two years as a result of lockdown restrictions.
The organizers are looking for work across the architectural academia from undergraduates,
graduate students, doctoral candidates, educators, and independent researchers known as LGBTQIA+.
Please visit the website for eligibility criteria and to apply about Open Call.
The open call for applications will close on August 16, 2021,
and selected participants will be contacted as of August 19 via email.
Criteria for applying to the open call
- The project must be related to the fields of architecture and the built environment and must have been created outside the scope of professional practice.
- If the project is produced at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, priority will be given for the academic year 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, and projects outside these years will be judged on merit.
- If the project was produced at doctoral level, by an independent researcher or by an academic tutor, it must be from the past ten years or an ongoing project.
- Applicants must identify as LGBTQIA+ (there is no requirement that the project include LGBTQIA+ topics) or be an ally who has created a project directly related to the LGBTQIA+ community.
After verifying the applicant’s eligibility and collecting information about him and his project,
he will be asked to submit an A1 size presentation board of no more than 15MB.
The board must include the title of the project or the name of the applicant.
The exhibition board will be used in the judging process and in the online presentation of all submitted applications, and the submitted projects will be selected by a panel of judges to participate in the physical exhibition.
- Emily Rex – Architecture LGBT + Vice President – Partner at Foster + Partners.
- Emily Crompton, Senior Lecturer, Manchester School of Architecture.
- Jim Barton, Course Chair, MA in Interior Design, University of Brighton.
- Saoirse Walsh, Cultural Program Director at Roca London Gallery.
- Will Roe, Judging Coordinator.
More jury members will also be announced.
About Architecture LGBT+
Architecture LGBT+ is a grassroots not-for-profit organization, but its goal is to provide a safe,
inclusive, and bias-free environment for LGBT+ architects.
Also for those working and studying in the profession through networking events,
learning, mentoring and setting an example.