Presented by Beyond the Built Environment (BBE), Culture as Creative, Sandra Githinji and Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)

As practitioners in the built environment, we have the power to represent more than ourselves and representation is quintessential to achieving equitable diversity.” Pascale Sablan

Founded in New York, SAY IT LOUD is an exhibition that cultivates and elevates the work of women and diverse designers, raising the visibility of their contributions to the built environment.

The SAY IT LOUD Naarm Melbourne 2022 exhibition showcased projects from a shortlist of BIPOC (he, she, they) and women (of any ethnicity) designers, across multiple disciplines in the built environment i.e. Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture & Object Design, Urban Planning and more. The projects exhibited met broad and inclusive definitions of design excellence and reflected a strong sense of place, history, and purpose.

With 24 exhibitions held to date, SAY IT LOUD Naarm Melbourne 2022 was the first iteration in Australia.

SAY IT LOUD Naarm Melbourne 2022 was curated by Pascale Sablan, Founder & Executive Director of Beyond The Built Environment; Kholisile Dhliwayo, Founder of Culture as Creative and AfrOURban; and Sandra Githinji, Creative Director at Sandra Githinji Studio.