A site for active exchange and discussion, Parlour brings together research, informed opinion and resources on women, equity and architecture in Australia. It seeks to expand the spaces and opportunities available to women while also revealing the many women who already contribute in diverse ways.

As activists and advocates we aim to generate debate and discussion. As researchers and scholars we provide serious analysis and a firm evidence base for change. As women active in Australian architecture we seek to open up opportunities and broaden definitions of what architectural activity might be.

Parlour is an outcome of the Australian Research Council-funded research project Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work, and Leadership. The research team is led by Dr Naomi Stead, research fellow in the  University of Queensland’s Centre for Architectural Theory Criticism and History (ATCH). Team members are Dr Karen Burns, Professor Julie Willis (both of the University of Melbourne), Justine Clark (honorary research fellow University of Melbourne), Professor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady (University of Sydney), Gill Matthewson, Dr Amanda Roan, Professor Gillian Whitehouse (all of the University of Queensland) and Professor Susan Savage (QUT).

Parlour is curated and edited by Justine Clark, with support from co-editors Naomi Stead, Karen Burns, Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, Julie Willis, Amanda Roan and Gill Matthewson.

Parlour is archived by Pandora, the National Library of Australia’s web archive.