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In Collaboration with 

Culture As Creative, Sandra Githinji Studio & Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)

SAY IT LOUD exhibition has been invited to feature Diverse Designers of Australia at the Melbourne Design Week in March of 2022 in the No Vacancy Gallery 34-40 Jane Bell Ln, Melbourne. In line with our mission to elevate the contributions of women and BIPOC designers, architect, engineers and planners, we are inviting you to submit.

To date, our SAY IT LOUD exhibitions have been viewed by an estimate total 40,000 visitors since January 2017. From inception, multiple online publications (such as Forbes, Curbed and The Architects Newspaper) with large subscription bases have helped promote the exhibitions further expanding its impact. One featured firm expressed an increase in business which they attributed to being featured in SAY IT LOUD.

Please provide the requested information below to stand a chance of being shortlisted as one of the few designers exhibited in SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne.

Deadline to Submit - February 19, 2022 11:59 EST 

February 19, 2022  11:59pm EST $50.00 AUD*

*The submission fee will be used for the jury review process, staffing fees and supports moving the mission for equity forward.
Announcement of the shortlisted designers: March 2022



  • One project per submission. You can submit numerous applications. 

  • Images minimum 150 dpi resolution, 10 MB each

  • Individual images, composed art boards are not recommended



  • BIPOC or Women architect, engineers, designers, students and planners who had a significant role in the project being submitted, who resides or has project in Australia. 

  • BIPOC (He, She, They) or Women (of any ethnicity) 

  • Built / Unbuilt Work 

    • We strongly encourage submissions that reflect a broad and inclusive definition of design excellence. Each entry is judged for the success with which it has met its individual requirements. Submissions must exhibit design achievement that demonstrates exemplary skill and creativity in the resolution and integration of formal, functional, and technical requirements, including ecological stewardship and social responsibility. Submissions should also reflect a strong sense of place, history, and purpose.



  • Featured in the SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibition

  • Name, business or work will be promoted in publications, on websites and social media. 

  • Profile will be included in the Great Diverse Designers Library. 

  • Per your election, application will be considered for future SIL Exhibitions. 


  • Melbourne Design Week

  • Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)

  • Design Institute of Australia (DIA)

  • Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV)

  • Authentic Design Alliance (ADA)

  • ArchiTeam

  • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

  • RMIT, Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)

  • Bates Smart

  • Woods Bagot

  • Plus Architecture

  • Fender Katsalidis 

  • Hassell

  • SJB 

  • Lyons Architecture

  • Hayball

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