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 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.
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.
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.
Latest entries
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.
Congratulations Catherine Baudet!

Congratulations Catherine Baudet!

The inaugural Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize has been awarded to Catherine Baudet. Parlour extends its warmest congratulations to Catherine.
Breaking news: women are not condiments

Breaking news: women are not condiments

Dodgy data on the gender pay gap has inspired alarmist headlines and some rather archaic opinions, argues Gill Matthewson.
Queering Architecture: Framing the conversation

Queering Architecture: Framing the conversation

Queering Architecture? convenors Naomi Stead and Nicole Kalms explore the themes and questions around their upcoming XYX Lab event.
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.
NCGE essay 1: Leadership

NCGE essay 1: Leadership

Women make great leaders, but a seat at the top table is often elusive. Emma Williamson explores the obstacles women face on the road to the top.
Women in the Street

Women in the Street

Karen Burns reflects on protest and the transformation of the street by the fluid body politic.
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