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.
The questions to ask

The questions to ask

A career does not make itself – it requires planning, political nous, ambition and perseverance. Ann Lau outlines the things graduates need to consider.
Latest entries
Achieving the right balance

Achieving the right balance

Michael Gay on balancing career and family, based in his experience of combining a busy practice, professional commitments and toddler twins.
IWD – from cupcakes to life lessons

IWD – from cupcakes to life lessons

Less judgement and more celebration of women's achievements should be the order of the day, argues Dani Martin.
The fight for equal pay

The fight for equal pay

Queensland architect Dolly Brennan began her long struggle for equal pay almost 100 years ago, and the battle is not yet won, argues Kirsty Volz.
The ultimate return to work

The ultimate return to work

Providing support and easing the transition for employees returning to work can make a world of difference, argues Jennekin Dicks.
Gender Equity in Landscape Architecture

Gender Equity in Landscape Architecture

AILA has launched a new gender equity study project in collaboration with Parlour and the Monash University XYX Lab.
A Cabinet for New Parenthood

A Cabinet for New Parenthood

A new exhibition explores how the culture of parenting in Australia is embedded in the design of the city. 
Tackling gender bias in recruitment

Tackling gender bias in recruitment

Michael Gay reflects on the importance of fair and equitable recruitment in architectural practice.
WikiD – International Women's Day editing

WikiD – International Women’s Day editing

Please join us in Melbourne for the 2018 International Women's Day edit-a-thon. Let's get even more women into Wikipedia! Join us for refreshments and editing in company.
Me Too? What to do if you're being harassed!

Me Too? What to do if you’re being harassed!

Harassment in the workplace is an all-too-common problem in Australia. So, if it happens to you, what can you do?
Stop harassment in its tracks

Stop harassment in its tracks

How should architecture practices address sexual harassment at work? Merilyn Speiser offers a 10-step plan.
Congratulations Liminal Studio!

Congratulations Liminal Studio!

Liminal Studio, in partnership with Snøhetta, has won the competition for a new History and Interpretation Centre at the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.
Parlour Autumn Salon

Parlour Autumn Salon

Join Ann Lau and Fiona Young for the Melbourne Autumn Salon, part of Melbourne Design Week.
Heritage, Activism, Architecture

Heritage, Activism, Architecture

Explore the intersection of heritage, activism and architecture with Dr Jessica Halliday, Director of Te Pūtahi, in conversation with Dr Paul Walker.
2018 MPavilion – Naomi Milgrom & Carme Pinós

2018 MPavilion – Naomi Milgrom & Carme Pinós

Carme Pinós is the architect for the 2018 MPavilion! Tania Davidge interviews philanthropist Naomi Milgrom.
WADe – Women Architects & Designers Asia

WADe – Women Architects & Designers Asia

WADe Asia is a platform established in India in 2016 to promote women designers in the industry. Anuradha Chatterjee interviews Vertica Dvivedi and Madhurima Chowdhury.
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