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.

Women in Design in the Tropics

Women in Design in the Tropics

Shaneen Fantin writes of the importance of engaging with other women on big issues and ideas – a fortifying and joyful experience – and observes that over one third of the architectural practices in Cairns are led by women.
Architecture, Activism and Community: From Matrix to muf (and beyond)

Architecture, Activism and Community: From Matrix to muf (and beyond)

How have feminist understandings of gender and space have been articulated and re-articulated over the last 30 years?
At the Beginning

At the Beginning

We are thrilled to present Camilla Block’s opening talk from Women in Architecture Talk: The Future of Practice, at the University of Sydney.
Women in Architecture: the Future of Practice

Women in Architecture: the Future of Practice

Please join a stellar panel of architects – Stephanie Smith, Rachel Neeson, Camilla Block and Imogen Howe – discuss the future of practice. Moderated by Parlour's Justine Clark.
Send us your Portrait of Practice!

Send us your Portrait of Practice!

Be part of Parlour's first exhibition – send us your Portrait of Practice.
On being an architect and a dad

On being an architect and a dad

Warwick Mihaly reflects on architecture and fatherhood.
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.
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.
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.
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