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

The equity interviews: David Parken

Michael Smith interviews David Parken in the fourth of his Leading Towards Gender Equity series. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent blog, The Red and Black Architect. Interview 4: David Parken and the Red & Black Architect Leading Towards Gender Equity is a four-part...
The equity interviews: David Karotkin

The equity interviews: David Karotkin

Michael Smith interviews David Karotkin in the third of his Leading Towards Gender Equity series. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent blog, The Red and Black Architect. Interview 3: David Karotkin and the Red & Black Architect Leading Towards Gender Equity is a four-part...
Part-time, flexible work opportunity

Part-time, flexible work opportunity

A North Fitzroy firm is looking for someone confident with neatly marking up pdf site plans, liaising with councils and good report writing skills. Other than council liaison, most of the work can be done out of hours and from home, with the occasional visit into our office. The position...
"Make it big so the boys can see it."

“Make it big so the boys can see it.”

Sonia Sarangi reviews the recent Women in Design exhibition, curated by Daniella Casamento for the DIA. Walking down the stairs to the DIA Women in Design exhibition at Forty-five Downstairs, it struck me that the chosen venue was befitting in ironic ways. Discreet, tucked away, blink-and-you-miss-it. Women are an integral...
10 lessons

10 lessons

How do we navigate practice knowing that gender bias overlays the way we frame and understand architecture? Kerstin Thompson outlines ten lessons learnt over her career.
Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Bronwen Jones challenges ACT architectural practices to conduct an industry-wide gender pay audit.
Put your hand up! Gender Equity Committee

Put your hand up! Gender Equity Committee

Late last year we celebrated the new Gender Equity Policy for the Australian Institute of Architects. Now its time to put it into action and make things happen.
Presentation and persuasion

Presentation and persuasion

Coming up at the Australian Institute of Architects, Gretel Bakker on presentation skills.
Calling all mentors

Calling all mentors

NAWIC is looking for mentors to participate in its 2014 mentoring program.
Equity & the interview

Equity & the interview

Do job interviews in architecture need to be more structured and professional? Kirsty Volz believes a more formal process would help create a more diverse and equitable workforce.
Established and emergent

Established and emergent

How do we navigate the changing role of the architect in contemporary practice, while continuing to achieve quality outcomes for the built environment?
What does 2014 hold?

What does 2014 hold?

Linda Bennett of Archi-ninja asked us to contribute to her collection of New Year Resolutions from architectural bloggers. We were delighted to participate.
Wanted: Ms Government Architect

Wanted: Ms Government Architect

We’re well into the 21st century and Australia has yet to appoint its first female government architect. Sara Stace ponders why.
The Architects of Victoria

The Architects of Victoria

Add your story to The Architects of Victoria, the digital time capsule being created at Federation Square as part of its Federation Story project.
Women in Design

Women in Design

A new exhibition, Women In Design, celebrates the contribution female designers make to Melbourne’s built environment, product design and the manufacturing industry.
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