SAY IT LOUD! NC – Call for Submissions


AIANC is partnering with the North Carolina chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NCNOMA) and Beyond the Built Environment to bring the internationally-recognized SAY IT LOUD exhibition to North Carolina this year! SAY IT LOUD is an exhibition that elevates the contributions of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and women designers, architects, engineers, and planners through a two-part virtual and physical exhibit with a program series.

SAY IT LOUD NC begins with a virtual exhibit in May of 2021, followed by a physical exhibit in 2022. Both will feature projects by the diverse design professionals in our state, as well as quotes and video interviews on their experiences in the architecture and design professions. The concept of this exhibit is “To see our faces, hear our voices, feel our impact within the colorful tapestry of our heritage.” SAY IT LOUD is the activation of a national movement of sharing, protecting and celebrating the journey of the underrepresented to inspire the next generation.

SAY IT LOUD – NC will engage diverse audiences through programming organized at the time of exhibition to elevate the identities and contributions of minority architects and designers with curated lectures, and documentaries that testify to the provided value of their built work and its spatial impact. To date, SAY IT LOUD exhibitions have been viewed by an estimated total 36,000 visitors since January 2017. From its inception, multiple online publications (such as Curbed and The Architects Newspaper) with large subscription bases have helped promote the exhibitions further expanding its impact. Featured firms have expressed an increase in business which they attributed to the exhibition and reporting on SAY IT LOUD.


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