Say It Loud – Call for Content

Beyond the Built Environment


Submission Deadline: February 28, 2021 11:59pm

SAY IT LOUD exhibition has been invited to feature Diverse Designers of Minnesota by the University of Minnesota, AIA MN, and MSP NOMA at the Goldstein Museum of Design. In line with our mission to elevate the contributions of women and BIPOC designers, architect, engineers and planners, we are inviting you to submit.

To date, our SAY IT LOUD exhibitions have been viewed by an estimate total 35,000 visitors since January 2017. From inception, multiple online publications (such as Forbes, Curbed and The Architects Newspaper) with large subscription bases have helped promote the exhibitions further expanding its impact. One featured firm expressed an increase in business which they attributed to being featured in SAY IT LOUD.


Young Builders and Designers Volunteers

Young Builders and Designers


This organization has leveraged one of our Design Products to focus on the Young People of the Twin Cities who have experienced RIOTS. We have been involved in Minneapolis and St. Paul for many years. The product is a design kit that includes 10 projects for kids of all school ages. One project is developed specifically focused on the impact of the RIOTS in their community and they will be able to participate in a challenge where they will be able to win prizes including some amazing LEGO(R) Sets and other design toys and art supplies. We are looking for volunteers to help us finish packing the supplies and distribute the kits to kids in Minneapolis and St. Paul. This is taking place over the next week. If you would be interested in helping with volunteering, please contact Brian Kelley at 612-834-5219.

Emerging City Champions Fellowship

880 Cities


Applicants may be activists, educators, tactical urbanists, designers, artists, entrepreneurs, and more. The program seeks diverse voices with fresh perspectives, talent, and a commitment to building vibrant neighborhoods and cities.

  • You must be a U.S. resident, aged 19-35;
  • You must propose a community project that activates public spaces, enhances mobility options, and/or builds a culture of civic engagement;
  • Your project must take place in one of the 26 communities where Knight Foundation invests (priority will be given to projects that also address one or more of Knight Foundation’s goals in that community);
  • You must be available to participate in an online Virtual Learning Lab on August 22 and 29, 2020, and you must be able to travel to Toronto from October 23 to 27, 2020 for the Emerging City Champions Studio in Toronto, Canada.
  • Your applications must include a multimedia submission that describes the project (blog post, video, slideshow, poster, etc.)

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