PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

The Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice help architecture move towards a more equitable profession; and one that is better positioned to meet contemporary challenges.
The Elephant in our Parlour: everyday sexism in architecture

The Elephant in our Parlour: everyday sexism in architecture

It is time to start talking about everyday sexism in architecture – the elephant in the Parlour. Karen Burns leads the way.
Who wants to be a Woman Architect?

Who wants to be a Woman Architect?

We all want to be valued for the quality of our work, not framed by the fact of our gender. Karen Burns reflects on the complex interactions between culture and individual agency.
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Finding equilibrium

Finding equilibrium

Talina Edwards has learned that slowing down and enriching her life has enabled her to achieve balance and success.
BLAKitecture

BLAKitecture

BLAKitecture is a fantastic opportunity to hear from a remarkable group of Indigenous built environment practitioners from across Australia.
Feministmas!

Feministmas!

Urbanistas has invited Parlour to join them for end-of-year drinks in Sydney – do come along to celebrate the year that has been!
Maunga: Pacific Architectural Collective

Maunga: Pacific Architectural Collective

Maunga: Pacific Architectural Collective is an impressive new initiative by a group of Pacific students at the University of Auckland School of Architecture, which aims to connect the Pacific community and the world of architecture.
When being female is weaponised against you…

When being female is weaponised against you…

From the subtle to the outright abusive, sexual power games are rife in architecture. Gill Matthewson argues that its time to find out what the world would look like if success was not predicated on diminishing others.
Is there an architectural #metoo?

Is there an architectural #metoo?

How can we tackle the sexual harassment in our architecture schools? Cathy Smith reflects on power, silence and change in the architectural academy.
The bamboo ceiling

The bamboo ceiling

It can be hard to aspire to leadership when you can’t identify with anyone at the top. But that might just be changing, says Fiona Young.
Happy Haus seeks part-time architect

Happy Haus seeks part-time architect

Happy Haus seeks a part-time architect or experienced graduate (with 3+ years residential experience) for a six-month contract.
An afternoon with Marion

An afternoon with Marion

We are delighted that the Qld EmAGN committee has organised an informal get together to encourage more women to add their profiles to Marion's List.
From solo to large practice – making the leap

From solo to large practice – making the leap

Wellington-based architect and mother-of-two Linda Wong remembers her transition back to work for an established practice after a decade away.
Redefining success

Redefining success

Success isn't about winning power, privilege and esteem. It's about finding your talents, achieving contentment and enjoying the rewards, says Anuradha Chatterjee.
Positions available with red blue

Positions available with red blue

red blue architecture + design is looking for a project architect and a graduate architect to join the practice in Sydney's inner west.
Embracing the word 'No'!

Embracing the word ‘No’!

Sonia Sarangi reflects that calling out harassment and casual racism, and learning to say no, has been important for her career – and her mental health.
A flexible good news story

A flexible good news story

Queensland architect Emma Healy reviews her positive return to part-time work, revealing the strategies she uses to make maximum impact in the workplace.
The invisibility of women

The invisibility of women

Tanya Southcott's award-winning essay on the invisibility of women’s work asks how we can bring the achievements of women architects into the light.
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