PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
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Why pay equity matters

Why pay equity matters

As Gill Matthewson comments, this quote she found about sums it up: “The literature shows that pay is an important predictor of the extent to which a person is valued in his or her employment context and, more specifically, of the extent to which this person is perceived to have...
Transform program

Transform program

How might we alter the future of architecture to generate a more equitable, effective and robust profession? What might such a discipline look like? How can architecture make meaningful and exciting contributions to communities, while also being more inclusive? Transform approaches the question from a range of directions, with each...
Transform speakers

Transform speakers

A wonderful range of people have agreed to participate in Transform. Bringing these people together in a discussion-based event will lead to an invigorating day of conversation and debate.
Disciplining identities

Disciplining identities

Lori Brown is also giving a free public lecture as part of the ABP Agenda Series at the University of Melbourne.
Gender, genius and the Pritzker Prize

Gender, genius and the Pritzker Prize

Hilde Heynen's essay "Genius, Gender and Architecture: The Star System as Exemplified in the Pritzker Prize" is now out from behind the paywall.
Transform reading list

Transform reading list

So, you are coming to Transform. Great! We've put together a little reading list to get you in the mood.
Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

If architecture was more inclusive would it also be in a stronger position? Parlour and the University of Melbourne invite you to participate in a day of discussion and debate about gender, agency and remaking the profession.
The women of Victorian architecture

The women of Victorian architecture

The latest issue of Architect Victoria celebrates the celebrates the contribution women make to architecture in the state.
Survey no. 1: Where do all the women go?

Survey no. 1: Where do all the women go?

Who are you? Where are you? What do you do? Parlour's first survey aimes to give a more nuanced picture of the women of Australian architecture. Results will be available soon.
Crowd-sourcing no. 1: The history of women’s initiatives in architecture in Australia

Crowd-source no. 1: equity initiatives

Help Parlour to collect the history of initiatives and organizations for women in Australian architecture.
Presentation to National Council

Presentation to National Council

In December 2011 Naomi Stead presented an update on the Women, Work and Leadership research project to the Australian Institute of Architects National Council, supported by Julie Willis and Justine Clark. The presentation was very well received, with National Council expressing a clear commitment to the Australian Institute of Architects...
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