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

Women. Wikipedia. Design – Australia

Women. Wikipedia. Design – Australia

Get involved with the Women. Wikipedia. Design initiative and help increase in the numbers of women in the Australian built environment represented on Wikipedia.
Women. Wikipedia. Design.

Women. Wikipedia. Design.

Help Architexx rewrite history on on International Women's Day – join the Women Wikipedia Design Wikibomb.
Parlour LIVE!

Parlour LIVE!

Parlour is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as Creative Directors for the Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
The advantages of being a woman architect?

The advantages of being a woman architect?

Let's make an architectural counterpart to the Guerrilla Girls' great poster.
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.
Feminism and architecture part 3: Where to next?

Feminism and architecture part 3: Where to next?

What are the new agendas for feminism and architecture? In part 3 of her lecture Susana Torre outlines what we might do next.
"Make it big so the boys can see it."

“Make it big so the boys can see it.”

Sonia Sarangi reviews the recent Women in Design exhibition, curated by Daniella Casamento for the DIA. Walking down the stairs to the DIA Women in Design exhibition at Forty-five Downstairs, it struck me that the chosen venue was befitting in ironic ways. Discreet, tucked away, blink-and-you-miss-it. Women are an integral...
Wanted: Ms Government Architect

Wanted: Ms Government Architect

We’re well into the 21st century and Australia has yet to appoint its first female government architect. Sara Stace ponders why.
New Residential Zoning for Victoria

New Residential Zoning for Victoria

The impact of restrictive new residential zones will be far-reaching and detrimental, argues Colleen Peterson.
Going Beyond

Going Beyond

Emily Grandstaff-Rice reports on the American Institute of Architects' Women's Leadership Summit.
The architecture of choice: re-framing feminism

The architecture of choice: re-framing feminism

"... society needs feminist architects to identify the political implications of design and planning." Carla Corroto argues for a new function for feminism in architecture.
Australian women of the 2012 Venice Biennale

Australian women of the 2012 Venice Biennale

Tania Davidge reflects on the diverse range of Australian women at in the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Getting the balance right.

Getting the balance right.

Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, one of the Creative Directors of Material reflects on gender equity and conference speaker line-ups.
The two faces of architecture

The two faces of architecture

Do unsustainable employment practices and continual fee cutting mean architecture is driving itself into the ground? Jon Clements’ pointed speech at the Victorian architecture awards speculated on the differing health of the public and private faces of the profession. It is encouraging to note that in a period of economic...
Leading the charge

Leading the charge

Caroline Stalker, a director at Architectus, reflects on why women aren't doing better in architecture and what we can do about it.
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