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

Parlour Census Report

New data analysis by Gill Matthewson shows that women are taking matters into their own hands regarding their presence in architecture, but there is still much work to be done.
Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

The Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice help architecture move towards a more equitable profession; and one that is better positioned to meet contemporary challenges.
Latest entries
Making space for play

Making space for play

As higher densities continue to change urban communities, architect Natalia Krysiak turns her attention to the needs of our youngest citizens.
Flexibility: We’re doing it, why aren’t you?

Flexibility: We’re doing it, why aren’t you?

The Queensland Gender Equity Committee’s first event tackled the benefits and challenges of offering flexibility in the workplace.
In conversation with ... Yasmeen Lari

In conversation with … Yasmeen Lari

Yasmeen Lari speaks of life as Pakistan’s first woman architect, how the role of the architect needs to change, and the joy that comes from humanitarian work.
Power in the Poster

Power in the Poster

Catherine Griffiths, designer of Parlour’s visual id, is challenging the Designers Institute of New Zealand’s gender-skewed awards program with a remarkable range of activist posters.
Expanding the boundaries of creative practice

Expanding the boundaries of creative practice

Taking detours into other creative fields adds breadth and richness to an architect’s core set of skills, argues Bronwen Jones.
Re-addressing the gender gap

Re-addressing the gender gap

When it comes to pay, seniority and career progress, architecture’s gender gap is concerning, but how do we close the gap? Kathlyn Loseby examines the issues.
Juggling early parenting and career

Juggling early parenting and career

Supportive partner, parents and employer were integral to Alanna King’s successful return to work after maternity leave.
Reimagining a safer, more inclusive city

Reimagining a safer, more inclusive city

Monash University's XYX Lab workshop ideas for a safer, more welcoming Melbourne for women and girls
Battling pay inequity

Battling pay inequity

Compare and contrast pay rates and don’t misread confidence for competence. Cassandra Keller tells it like it is.
Flexibility at work

Flexibility at work

A focus on outcomes (not hours) and health (not overtime) brings many rewards, argues Jenny Edwards, director of Light House Architecture & Science.
#MeToo sparks a national inquiry

#MeToo sparks a national inquiry

Do you have a tale to tell? The Human Rights Commission has launched a national inquiry to investigate sexual harassment in the workplace.
Challenging our industry

Challenging our industry

The 2018 BILT ANZ conference featured a panel session on the importance of gender diversity in the AEC and technology space. Ceilidh Higgins explores the issues.
Women, Wikipedia, Design – Australia

Women, Wikipedia, Design – Australia

Get involved and help increase the numbers of women in the Australian built environment represented on Wikipedia.
WikiD Guide to Wikipedia Editing

WikiD Guide to Wikipedia Editing

Five brief guides to help you edit and write for Wikipedia. Now available in German as well as English!
Getting started editing Wikipedia

Getting started editing Wikipedia

Getting started on your first Wikipedia entry can be daunting. We can help you work out where to start, and how to find the resources and references you need.
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