PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Forms of practice

What is architectural practice anyway? Reflections and propositions on various models of practice, discourse and ways of thinking about architecture in Australia.

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?
Practices need to adapt to a changing world

Practices need to adapt to a changing world

Is flexibility a cure for an ailing profession? Vanessa Bizzell argues that architectural firms must change with the times to meet the needs of their clients and staff.
Lori Brown interviews

Lori Brown interviews

Links to two interviews with Lori Brown during her visit to Melbourne.
Beyond Patronage – Transform part 2

Beyond Patronage – Transform part 2

After Transform Lori Brown is heading to Brisbane, where she will give a public lecture, "Beyond Patronage", as part of the Transform follow up event organised by Naomi Stead.
Diverse paths

Diverse paths

Shelley Penn was the guest speaker at the recent Parlour soirée. We reproduce her thoughtful and direct speech.
Shifting the discourse

Shifting the discourse

Tania Davidge asks how might we subvert, challenge or rethink elements of architecture culture that disadvantage women and diversity.
Making the future

Making the future

The future for women in architecture is inextricable from the future of the profession as a whole. Annabel Lahz considers a profession in the midst of change.
Work/life/work balance

Work/life/work balance

Poor work cultures affect everyone – women and men – as well as the viability of the profession. Andrew Maynard challenges the profession to end exploitative working practices.
Learning from Eva

Learning from Eva

Laura Harding argues that we must work diligently to broaden mainstream architectural culture – and what is valued and recognised – if the profession is to be viable and relevant.
Hit and miss

Hit and miss

What if halfway through a marathon the road diverged? Kerstin Thompson reflects on the complex choices woman – and men – confront in the journey of practice.
Redesigning practice

Redesigning practice

'Gender is over isn't it? Naomi Stead suggests that mainstream practice may learn a lot from the inventive modes of practice developed by women to make space within architecture.
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