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 Naomi Stead
Confidence is the key

Confidence is the key

Naomi Stead looks back and offers some well-earned advice about ignoring self-doubt and building up confidence in your own abilities.
Queering Architecture: Framing the conversation

Queering Architecture: Framing the conversation

Queering Architecture? convenors Naomi Stead and Nicole Kalms explore the themes and questions around their upcoming XYX Lab event.
What next for Parlour?

What next for Parlour?

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.
Gender equity in architecture: What can we do?

Gender equity in architecture: What can we do?

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.
The state of gender equity in Australian Architecture

The state of gender equity in Australian Architecture

The research is in. Naomi Stead reports on the outcomes of the three-year Equity and Diversity research project for the AA Dossier.
The architect’s (visual) milieu

The architect’s (visual) milieu

Showing practice. Naomi Stead describes the intent and context of the 'visual sociology' component of the Women, Work and Leadership research project.
A tribute to Paula Whitman

A tribute to Paula Whitman

Paula Whitman’s work is extensively quoted throughout this website – Naomi Stead on the debt of gratitude that we owe to Paula.
Women architects united will never be defeated!

Uniting women in architecture

Naomi Stead argues that a representative body uniting women in Australian architecture is crucial for the advancement and conditions of all.
Just don’t mention feminism

Just don’t mention feminism

Naomi Stead reflects on the process of making films to encourage young women to consider careers in architecture.
Redesigning practice

Redesigning practice

'Gender is over isn't it? Naomi Stead suggests that mainstream practice may learn a lot from the inventive modes of practice developed by women to make space within architecture.
Why equity policy matters

Why equity policy matters

Why do we need an equity policy for Australian architecture and how might this best be developed? Naomi Stead and Justine Clark outline the issues.
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.
Presentation to National Council

Presentation to National Council

Naomi Stead's 2011 presentation to the Australian Institute of Architects National Council.
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