Who is missing from the conversation about design? What is it costing us not to give more diverse voices a seat at the table or spaces that reflect their identity? Hear from three of the Out in Architecture editors about how we can evolve practice and redefine design. They share their experiences in the profession as members of the LGBTQIA+ community and valuable insights that will help us all make a difference through our work.
We need to be conscious of ways that we make others feel they don't have a voice or that their message doesn't matter. When more voices have an impact on outcomes, projects are better.
Design for the human perspective means being an advocate for social, environmental, cultural and economic issues.
Advocacy requires that you go beyond practice to get involved in building community and raising awareness at both a local and national level.
Keeping your core identity "under the iceberg" requires energy. That same energy could be fueling creativity and innovation, which is why it's important to be comfortable expressing your authentic self.
Being part of a community amplifies the message and allows more intentional encounters.
We need to shift the culture of architecture to value well being, intentionality, and inclusivity over speed to market one size fits all solutions.