PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Posts by Karen Burns
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.
A girl's own adventure

A girl’s own adventure

How do anthologies of architectural theory represent feminism and gender theory? Karen Burns finds a "strangely antiquated", essentialist version at odds with the aims of the work itself.
E1027 Women’s Architecture Collaborative

E1027

Countering women’s marginalisation by appropriating the model of the urban 'boys' club'. Karen Burns recalls the activism and intellectual engagement of E1027.
On the radio

On the radio

Download the audio of Karen Burns being interviewed about Women and Architecture on Radio National's By Design.
Women in architecture

Women in architecture

Karen Burns' essay gives an overview of the state of play and the issues facing women in Australian architecture.
Women, leadership and democracy

Women, leadership and democracy

The paper "Women and Leadership in the Australian Architecture Profession: Prelude to a Research Project" details the current Women,Work and Leadership research project.
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