Event details:

Venue:Unit3 Design Studio, 22A Jordan Street, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, L1 0BP
Start date:03.06.24
End date:30.11.24
Book event

Architecture practice Unit3 Design Studio are pleased to be hosting a new exhibition curated by local architect Luke Fawcett entitled; ‘Queer Places – a growing archive of Liverpool’s LGBTQ+ architectural spaces: Past, Present & Future’.

Queer Places is a creative archiving project celebrating the vibrant, humble and sometimes filthy LGBTQ+ spaces of Liverpool’s past, present and future. Using people’s memories, personal photographs and records, Luke hopes to collect and share some of the fascinating tales of Liverpool’s LGBTQ+ buildings – shedding light on the people and their selfless resistance that have made these spaces possible.

After the first sold-out event as part of Homotopia Festival 2023, Unit3 will be hosting the immersive exhibition filled with art, architectural models, photographs and personal artefacts – all celebrating Liverpool’s iconic LGBTQ+ buildings and places – many now lost, demolished or repurposed.

Unit3’s director Martin Shutt said;

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to work with and host Luke’s amazing collection of artefacts, art, building plans and personal photos, and is a great opportunity for the public to learn about Liverpool’s queer heritage, history and culture. As an LGBTQ-owned business, we are honoured to play a small part in introducing the architectural heritage of our home-city to a wider audience.”

The exhibition will be open from the 3rd of June until the 11th of November 2024, from 2-4pm Monday to Friday at Unit3 Design Studio, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool.

The studio will also have copies of the latest Queer Places book to purchase, designed and written by Luke Fawcett. All proceeds of the booklet will fund the future of the Queer Places project and support further community workshops, artist collaborations and research.

For more information on the Queer Spaces project, visit @queerplaces on Instagram.