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Equity policy

The importance of policy for making a difference – updates on the development of an equity and diversity policy and an action plan for the Australian Institute of Architects.

Meet Emma Williamson

Meet Emma Williamson

Emma Williamson, chair of the new Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Committee introduces herself and outlines the committee's plans.
The equity interviews: Shelley Penn

The equity interviews: Shelley Penn

Michael Smith is a member of the newly formed Australian Institute of Architects National Committee on Gender Equity. In preparing for this new role he has interviewed four key figures within the Institute about gender equity. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent...
The equity interviews:  Paul Berkemeier

The equity interviews: Paul Berkemeier

Michael Smith interviews Paul Berkemeier in the second of his Leading Towards Gender Equity series. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent blog, The Red and Black Architect. Interview 2: Paul Berkemeier and the Red & Black Architect With the completion of the ARC-funded research...
The equity interviews: David Parken

The equity interviews: David Parken

Michael Smith interviews David Parken in the fourth of his Leading Towards Gender Equity series. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent blog, The Red and Black Architect. Interview 4: David Parken and the Red & Black Architect Leading Towards Gender Equity is a four-part...
The equity interviews: David Karotkin

The equity interviews: David Karotkin

Michael Smith interviews David Karotkin in the third of his Leading Towards Gender Equity series. Parlour is very pleased to co-publish these interviews, which first appeared on Michael’s excellent blog, The Red and Black Architect. Interview 3: David Karotkin and the Red & Black Architect Leading Towards Gender Equity is a four-part...
Put your hand up! Gender Equity Committee

Put your hand up! Gender Equity Committee

Late last year we celebrated the new Gender Equity Policy for the Australian Institute of Architects. Now its time to put it into action and make things happen.
Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Policy

Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Policy

Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Architects on the release of its Gender Equity Policy.
Equitable practices: making architecture work for you

Equitable practices: making architecture work for you

The NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects is holding the CPD event, 'Women in architecture — equitable practices: making architecture work for you'.
Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

If architecture was more inclusive would it also be in a stronger position? Parlour and the University of Melbourne invite you to participate in a day of discussion and debate about gender, agency and remaking the profession.
Why equity policy matters

Why equity policy matters

Why do we need an equity policy for Australian architecture and how might this best be developed? Naomi Stead and Justine Clark outline the issues.
Presentation to National Council

Presentation to National Council

In December 2011 Naomi Stead presented an update on the Women, Work and Leadership research project to the Australian Institute of Architects National Council, supported by Julie Willis and Justine Clark. The presentation was very well received, with National Council expressing a clear commitment to the Australian Institute of Architects...
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