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

Hobart Spring Salon

Please join Parlour and AWS for the Hobart Spring Salon with Nicky Adams and Sarah Lindsay, hosted by Brickworks.
Architectures of internment

Architectures of internment

Kate Sarkodee speaks to Dr Anoma Pieris about her research into WW2 internment camps and the implications for contemporary issues of detention.
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.
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.
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Congratulations Naomi Stead

Congratulations Naomi Stead

Parlour's own Naomi Stead has been appointed the Head of Architecture at Monash University's MADA.
Two stories

Two stories

Two recent perspectives on gender equity at work and in the home provided much food for thought. Gill Matthewson addresses the issues.
Congratulations Emerging Architects!

Congratulations Emerging Architects!

Congratulations to the winners of the Emerging Architects Prize around the country. We present the recipients awarded so far.
What's so critical? Why the long hours?

What’s so critical? Why the long hours?

Is it really necessary for us to accept a long hours culture? Ceilidh Higgins investigates.
No, women do not earn more than men in architecture

No, women do not earn more than men in architecture

Before accepting every story that gets circulated, it’s important to look at the facts. Gill Matthewson points out that claims in Vogue are just not credible.
The numbers in a nutshell

The numbers in a nutshell

Compiling, analysing and disseminating data is a very important part of Parlour's advocacy and activism, and has had a great impact. Now Gill Matthewson's data analysis is available for you to use in making change in your own context.
Letters to my Younger Self

Letters to my Younger Self

Do you have some advice to share? Parlour is starting a new series full of useful tips and stories of women working in the built environment. Why not be a part of it?
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.
Clear, calm and confident

Clear, calm and confident

Clear communication and a calm, confident approach will take you far, advises Ceilidh Higgins.
Nomadic by necessity

Nomadic by necessity

Flexibility, persistence and a willingness to leave her home city created opportunities for Jacinda Sadler.
The merits of mentoring

The merits of mentoring

When it comes to creating a motivated and well-supported architectural workforce, mentoring is a no-brainer, argues Michael Smith.
Women in Architecture: Susan Dugdale

Women in Architecture: Susan Dugdale

Meet Alice Springs–based architect Susan Dugdale, the latest profile in our Women in Architecture series.
Acknowledgement, amnesty, welcome

Acknowledgement, amnesty, welcome

Camilla Block on becoming a registered architect after decades in the profession, and the new process that enabled this.
WikiD: simple tasks to get started

WikiD: simple tasks to get started

Interested in WikiD, but not sure how to begin? Charity Edwards and Alysia Bennett have some suggestions of easy things to get you going.
Go hard or go home!

Go hard or go home!

Lee Hillam reflects on the long-hours culture in architecture.
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