In January of 2024, Pride by Design approached the AIANY LGBTAIA+ Alliance about an upcoming exhibition in which they were participating in at the Museum of Design Atlanta. The Please be Seated exhibit invited local artist, designers, and community groups to transform a stool (representing their seat) into a symbol of space, identity, and empowerment. Pride by Design’s piece, titled, “Past, Present, + Future: Witnessing LGBTQIA+ Stories to Build Equitable Futures” celebrates and amplifies the stories of architects and designers within the LGBTQIA+ community across the various points in time. The AIANY LGBTQIA+ Alliance was grateful to be asked and fortunate to provide imagery to be a part of the final installation.

To learn more about this work, please visit Pride by Design’s website for a full description of the process, the piece, and all of the contributors who made our stories possible to tell.