Parlour conversations – speculative, exploratory, sometimes provocative pieces by a wide range of participants. Anecdote and attitude, reflection and opinion. If you would like to contribute a piece please contact us.
In the midst of many tributes to Zaha Hadid, Gill Matthewson offers a short reflection on what her career means in the context of gender and architecture, while John Gollings shares a fabulous image from his archive. Zaha Hadid has died suddenly in Miami at the young age of 65. She...
'Master bedroom', are you kidding me? Anthony Martin reminds his colleagues that certain phrases have no role in contemporary architecture.
Don Gazzard ponders the status of women in architecture over the decades and outlines Parlour’s important role in challenging inequity and working towards improved conditions for all.
We are thrilled to present Camilla Block’s opening talk from Women in Architecture Talk: The Future of Practice, at the University of Sydney.
Margaret Skilbeck argues that Archicentre provides an important avenue for women to establish their own practices and thereby stay within the profession.
Monica Edwards and Natalie Lane-Rose speak with Arup CEO Peter Bailey about his role as a Champion of Change – a visible advocate for diversity in practice.
Linda Kennedy has generously allowed us to republish her reflections on gender, architecture and Aboriginality, first posted on her blog Future Black.
Michael Smith outlines the advantages of gender equity for the business of architecture.
So, now that we have the research, what do we do? Naomi Stead and Justine Clark outline the programs and tools for a more equitable profession.
Warwick Mihaly reflects on architecture and fatherhood.
Debunking the myths - Justine Clark's presentation to Making, the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference.
How can we challenge the ways that architecture represents and perpetuate certain gendered identities? In Part 1 of her essay Lori Brown explores architecture own disciplining methods within the broader social and political contexts.
What actions can we take to reshape our discipline? Part two of Lori Brown's essay outlines four case studies from other disciplines.
Feminism has had a powerful, longstanding influence on the development of architecture and urban design, although this is rarely acknowledged. Part 1 of Susana Torre’s lecture, Feminism and Architecture, explores the legacy.
Why do some successful women decline to be associated with feminism Part 2 of Susana Torre’s lecture, Feminism and Architecture, explores how tokenism works in architecture and elsewhere.