How do we adjust our cities to work for us? Parlour is delighted to be a partner in the Object: Australian Design Centre's Making Demands event.
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Parlour, the University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Architects invite you to help launch Parlour’s next phase as an incorporated association. Join us for good conversation, a glass of wine and guest speaker Ann Lau. Parlour will announce new plans, new alliances and a new funding campaign. Emma Williamson,...
The Women. Wikipedia. Design was a great success, with twenty new entries from Australia. An overview of work to date and plans for the future.
Writing Wikipedia entries lead Tania Davidge to consider the concept 'notability', how it is constructed and what it means for women in architecture.
Monica Edwards and Natalie Lane-Rose speak with Arup CEO Peter Bailey about his role as a Champion of Change – a visible advocate for diversity in practice.
Parlour was shortlisted as Creative Directors for the Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Here is a preview of our stage 2 proposal.
Michael Smith outlines the advantages of gender equity for the business of architecture.
Get involved with the Women. Wikipedia. Design initiative and help increase in the numbers of women in the Australian built environment represented on Wikipedia.
The research funding that led to Parlour is now finished, but there is still much work to do and we want to make the most of the significant momentum we have built so far.
So, now that we have the research, what do we do? Naomi Stead and Justine Clark outline the programs and tools for a more equitable profession.
Dr Amanda Roan and Professor Gillian Whitehouse reveal a clear disparity between women's participation in architecture as compared with other professions.
Sandra Kaji O’Grady examines the ‘proverbial elephant in the room’: the impact of children on women’s architecture careers.
Warwick Mihaly reflects on architecture and fatherhood.
The research is in. Naomi Stead reports on the outcomes of the three-year Equity and Diversity research project for the AA Dossier.
Numbers provide one important indicator of the current shape of the profession. Gill Matthewson explains where we are at in a piece originally published in the AA Dossier on Gender Equity. It is not easy to quantify exactly who works in architecture, or how they work. Figure 1 (above) represents the...
With long hours, low pay and rigid schedules, is architecture's workplace culture sustainable for anyone? Julie Willis analyses some of the discursive responses to the Parlour surveys.
Justine Clark provides a short overview of the results of Parlour surveys Where Do All the Women Go? and "And What About the Men?", first published in the AA Dossier on Gender Equity.
In the second of three pieces on the Parlour surveys, published in the AA Dossier, Karen Burns examines the responses to understand why women leave the profession. The Parlour surveys asked people who considered they had left the architecture profession why they had departed. Women’s open-ended responses to this question uncovered...
Let's make an architectural counterpart to the Guerrilla Girls' great poster.
We are delighted to announce that Justine Clark and Gill Matthewson have been awarded the inaugural Munro Diversity Award for their work on Parlour.
Expat Australian architect Angela Dapper, project architect for the Stonehenge Visitors Centre, was recently nominated for the AJ Emerging Woman Architect of the Year. Esther Sughito interviews Angela about her career and life so far. Angela Dapper, an Australian expat from Adelaide, now lives in London with her husband and...
How can we challenge the ways that architecture represents and perpetuate certain gendered identities? In Part 1 of her essay Lori Brown explores architecture own disciplining methods within the broader social and political contexts.
What actions can we take to reshape our discipline? Part two of Lori Brown's essay outlines four case studies from other disciplines.
Why do some successful women decline to be associated with feminism Part 2 of Susana Torre’s lecture, Feminism and Architecture, explores how tokenism works in architecture and elsewhere.
What are the new agendas for feminism and architecture? In part 3 of her lecture Susana Torre outlines what we might do next.
Michael Smith interviews Ross Clark in his final Leading Towards Gender Equity interview.
Emma Williamson, chair of the new Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Committee introduces herself and outlines the committee's plans.
Michael Smith is a member of the newly formed Australian Institute of Architects National Committee on Gender Equity. In preparing for this new role he has interviewed four key figures within the Institute about gender equity. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent...
Michael Smith interviews Paul Berkemeier in the second of his Leading Towards Gender Equity series. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent blog, The Red and Black Architect. Interview 2: Paul Berkemeier and the Red & Black Architect With the completion of the ARC-funded research...
What are the costs of unpaid staff? Warwick Mihaly considers the complicated issue of unpaid internships and argues that the profession simply cannot afford it.
Hilde Heynen's essay "Genius, Gender and Architecture: The Star System as Exemplified in the Pritzker Prize" is now out from behind the paywall.
An update on the statistics – measuring women's involvement in practice and the profession.
What does the 17% graduate gender pay gap in architecture and building mean? Justine Clark teases out the numbers and the issues.
Amanda Kolson Hurley argues that it is time to talk bluntly about women and money.
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.
Join the NSW Gender Equity Taskforce at GET:going, the launch of the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter) Champions of Change program.
Be part of #seemejoinme, a new social media campaign to celebrate women in the construction industry.
The NSW Architects Registration Board is opening its doors for Women. Wikipedia Design.
Architecture office SIBLING is generously opening its doors for a Melbourne Wikiparty as part of Women. Wikipedia. Design – on March 8, International Women’s Day.