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.
The questions to ask

The questions to ask

A career does not make itself – it requires planning, political nous, ambition and perseverance. Ann Lau outlines the things graduates need to consider.
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Join Parlour

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Yes, we plan!

Yes, we plan!

Elke Duda and Sarah Rivière review the recent symposium ‘Yes, we Plan!’, hosted in Frankfurt by n-ails Berlin  with DAM and the German networks of women architects. 
Hobart Autumn Salon

Hobart Autumn Salon

Please join Parlour, AWS and The Findlay Project for the Hobart Autumn Salon with Jude Abell and Liz Walsh, hosted by Brickworks on May 2.
MADA PhD scholarships

MADA PhD scholarships

Monash University’s XYX Lab is seeking expressions of interest for PhD scholarships (local and international).
Wanted: Senior Professional Designer

Wanted: Senior Professional Designer

Monash University seeks a senior professional designer for a critical role in the action-research program RISE.
Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Do you want to host Parlour's Instagram account for a week?
April edit-a-thon

April edit-a-thon

Please join us in Melbourne for another Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Let's get even more women into Wikipedia! Join us for refreshments and editing in company.
Between academia and industry

Between academia and industry

The challenges inherent in moving between industry and academia made me a stronger practitioner, says Anuradha Chatterjee.
Women and Architecture Revisited

Women and Architecture Revisited

The summer 1975 edition of Meanjin Quarterly featured a groundbreaking essay by University of Melbourne lecturer Deborah White.
Women, Architecture, Activism

Women, Architecture, Activism

Karen Burns looks back at 1970s Melbourne and shines a light on the important work of Deborah White and others building community institutions in the late modern city.
Achieving the right balance

Achieving the right balance

Michael Gay on balancing career and family, based in his experience of combining a busy practice, professional commitments and toddler twins.
IWD – from cupcakes to life lessons

IWD – from cupcakes to life lessons

Less judgement and more celebration of women's achievements should be the order of the day, argues Dani Martin.
The fight for equal pay

The fight for equal pay

Queensland architect Dolly Brennan began her long struggle for equal pay almost 100 years ago, and the battle is not yet won, argues Kirsty Volz.
The ultimate return to work

The ultimate return to work

Providing support and easing the transition for employees returning to work can make a world of difference, argues Jennekin Dicks.
Gender Equity in Landscape Architecture

Gender Equity in Landscape Architecture

AILA has launched a new gender equity study project in collaboration with Parlour and the Monash University XYX Lab.
Tackling gender bias in recruitment

Tackling gender bias in recruitment

Michael Gay reflects on the importance of fair and equitable recruitment in architectural practice.
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