From 17 February to 5 March, the world is coming to Sydney for the first World Pride Festival to be held in the Southern Hemisphere. Grimshaw’s commitment to support the LGBTQ+ community, both within and outside of our practice, has inspired the Sydney studio to mount an exciting program of events.
From 17 February, we will feature an exhibition of Sydney-based artist Samuel Hodge, whose work has figured in major publications around the globe as well as numerous exhibitions in Sydney and Berlin, where the artist has worked and resided throughout his career. His exhibition, “The Imponderable Archive” will be unique in that it will be viewed through our studio windows in George Street, Sydney’s major thoroughfare.
And on February 23, the studio will host “Pride of Place →” an interactive panel discussion focusing on the intersection of the built environment with the LGBTQ+ community. Our panel of practitioners and academics will reveal how their research and LGBTQ+ identity informs their practice in architecture and related creative disciplines.
Additionally, we have partnered with Architects With Pride →, a collective of more than 18 Australian practices who have come together to organise The Architect’s Ball, as well as an outstanding entry in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade and three separate talks during the Festival.
Pride of Place
Thursday. 23 February
Grimshaw Studio, Sydney
Panelists left to right:
Dr Jason Prior, UTS
Dr Simona Castricum, Producer, Musician
Dr Stephen Collier, Architect
Sophie Dyring, Architect
Dr Kane Race, USYD, Moderator
Grimshaw presents Samuel Hodge
The Imponderable Archive
17 February – 05 March
The evocative imagery of photographer Samuel Hodge illuminates the windows of Grimshaw’s CBD studio – an integral component of the cityscape viewable from street level for the duration of Sydney World Pride.
Tobias of Alexanderplatz