PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
AA Dossier: The State of Gender Equity

AA Dossier: The State of Gender Equity

The AA Dossier in the September 2014 issue of Architecture Australia looked at the state of gender equity in architecture in Australia.
Six myths about women and architecture

Six myths about women and architecture

Debunking the myths - Justine Clark's presentation to Making, the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference.
The Elephant in our Parlour: everyday sexism in architecture

The Elephant in our Parlour: everyday sexism in architecture

It is time to start talking about everyday sexism in architecture – the elephant in the Parlour. Karen Burns leads the way.
Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

Parlour is delighted to launch the Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice. The Guides have been developed to help Australian architecture move towards a more equitable profession; one that offers opportunity for all and is better positioned to meet contemporary challenges.
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Women in the dirt

Women in the dirt

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects invites you to attend a screening of "Woman in the Dirt", a film by Carolann Stoney about seven US landscape architects.
An interview with Angela Dapper

An interview with Angela Dapper

Expat Australian architect Angela Dapper, project architect for the Stonehenge Visitors Centre, was recently nominated for the AJ Emerging Woman Architect of the Year. Esther Sughito interviews Angela about her career and life so far. Angela Dapper, an Australian expat from Adelaide, now lives in London with her husband and...
Disciplining Identities: Part 1

Disciplining Identities: Part 1

How can we challenge the ways that architecture represents and perpetuate certain gendered identities? In Part 1 of her essay Lori Brown explores architecture own disciplining methods within the broader social and political contexts.
Disciplining Identities: Part 2 – Models for change

Disciplining Identities: Part 2 – Models for change

What actions can we take to reshape our discipline? Part two of Lori Brown's essay outlines four case studies from other disciplines.
Feminism and architecture part 1: Feminist contributions

Feminism and architecture part 1: Feminist contributions

Feminism has had a powerful, longstanding influence on the development of architecture and urban design, although this is rarely acknowledged. Part 1 of Susana Torre’s lecture, Feminism and Architecture, explores the legacy.
Feminism and architecture part 2: Tokenism

Feminism and architecture part 2: Tokenism

Why do some successful women decline to be associated with feminism Part 2 of Susana Torre’s lecture, Feminism and Architecture, explores how tokenism works in architecture and elsewhere.
Feminism and architecture part 3: Where to next?

Feminism and architecture part 3: Where to next?

What are the new agendas for feminism and architecture? In part 3 of her lecture Susana Torre outlines what we might do next.
The equity interviews: Ross Clark

The equity interviews: Ross Clark

Michael Smith interviews Ross Clark in his final Leading Towards Gender Equity interview.
Meet Emma Williamson

Meet Emma Williamson

Emma Williamson, chair of the new Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Committee introduces herself and outlines the committee's plans.
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. We'd appreciate your input as we consider how to fund ongoing work and advocacy so we can make the most of the significant momentum we have built so far. 
Part-time architect/urban planner wanted, Melbourne

Part-time architect/urban planner wanted, Melbourne

Scape Architecture and Urban Design is looking for an experienced part-time architect/urban planner to work in a flexible, friendly practice. A position is available for a new member to join Scape’s close-knit team in South Yarra. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking design review of residential development applications...
Part-time, flexible job in Melbourne

Part-time, flexible job in Melbourne

Co-Lab is looking for a part-time employee to work with them to design and document small multi-unit residential projects. The employee needs to be able to produce this documentation using Archicad 15 within a team but be able to operate with little assistance/supervision. The hours are flexible and the position could...
Unsung heroes

Unsung heroes

The next offering from the DADo Film Society is Unsung Heroes, a set of four short films, three of which look at women in architecture and one at studio education. Introduced by Parlour editor Justine Clark, the event includes the Australian premier of ‘A Girl is a Fellow Here’. Unsung...
Ailsa Trundle

Ailsa Trundle

Janice Chandler remembers the career of Ailsa Trundle, one of Australia’s remarkable early women architects and one of the first to become a full partner in an architectural practice. Ailsa Merle Trundle was born on August 9, 1916 in Murwillumbah, New South Wales. In 1933 her banker father, Joseph Trundle (1886...
The equity interviews: Shelley Penn

The equity interviews: Shelley Penn

Michael Smith is a member of the newly formed Australian Institute of Architects National Committee on Gender Equity. In preparing for this new role he has interviewed four key figures within the Institute about gender equity. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent...
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