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.
Latest entries
Not just a “women’s problem”

Not just a “women’s problem”

With long hours, low pay and rigid schedules, is architecture's workplace culture sustainable for anyone? Julie Willis analyses some of the discursive responses to the Parlour surveys.
Where do all the women go?

Where do all the women go?

Justine Clark provides a short overview of the results of Parlour surveys Where Do All the Women Go? and "And What About the Men?", first published in the AA Dossier on Gender Equity.
Why do women leave?

Why do women leave?

In the second of three pieces on the Parlour surveys, published in the AA Dossier, Karen Burns examines the responses to understand why women leave the profession. The Parlour surveys asked people who considered they had left the architecture profession why they had departed. Women’s open-ended responses to this question uncovered...
The advantages of being a woman architect?

The advantages of being a woman architect?

Let's make an architectural counterpart to the Guerrilla Girls' great poster.
Raising the Green Bar: Learning from nature

Raising the Green Bar: Learning from nature

Join Jane Toner and panellists in a discussion of architecture and biomimicry during MA|A – the Melbourne Architecture Annual.
Fee Proposal Workshop Series

Fee Proposal Workshop Series

Alexandra Howison and Blue Turtle invite you to participate in fee proposal workshops held around Australia.
Call for Interior Architecture Studio proposals

Call for Interior Architecture Studio proposals

The Interior Architecture program at Monash Art Design & Architecture is looking for sessional  teachers for 2015, to teach a studio related to their own practice and research and the broad theme of ‘media’. The Interior Architecture program at Monash Art Design & Architecture invites potential sessional staff to submit a...
Graduate architect wanted in Melbourne

Graduate architect wanted in Melbourne

Coy Yiontis Architects is seeking a graduate architect with 3 to 5 years experience for a full-time position commencing immediately.
Munro Diversity Award

Munro Diversity Award

We are delighted to announce that Justine Clark and Gill Matthewson have been awarded the inaugural Munro Diversity Award for their work on Parlour.
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.
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