Analysis, interpretation and the evidence base. Updates on research from the Women, Work and Leadership team.
Linda Bennett of Archi-ninja asked us to contribute to her collection of New Year Resolutions from architectural bloggers. We were delighted to participate.
Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Architects on the release of its Gender Equity Policy.
What can the 2011 census tell us about the "half-life" of woman architects? Gill Matthewson and Justine Clark take a look.
Justine Clark reflects on newer, disaggregated data on the graduate pay gap. “You tell them – girls should be paid more from now on, ’cause boys have already had more.” Sylvia Walker, age 5. Both my daughters looked incredulous and appalled as I explained what a gender pay gap was. The five...
Transform was a fantastic success and we would like to thank everyone involved – we have had some wonderful feedback and look forward to continuing the conversation (not to mention shaking up the profession!) We will reflect more on the day in coming weeks, but in the meantime here are...
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.
Gill Matthewson does the numbers on membership of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Gill Matthewson updates our statistical knowledge of women's participation in Australian architecture, starting with the state of play in architecture schools.
One of the standard ways to measure women’s participation in architecture is to look at the numbers of registered architects. But this is no straightforward matter in Australia. Gill Matthewson describes the trials and tribulations of counting registered women, and finishes the most accurate count we have to date. If...
Christine Phillips and Simon Knott interview Karen Burns and Justine Clark about Parlour on The Architects RRR. Download the podcast here.
Who are you? Where are you? What do you do? Parlour's first survey aimes to give a more nuanced picture of the women of Australian architecture. Results will be available soon.
How do anthologies of architectural theory represent feminism and gender theory? Karen Burns finds a "strangely antiquated", essentialist version at odds with the aims of the work itself.
A generation after Gill Matthewson first asked, “where are all the women?” she is still, with some frustration, asking the same question.
Help Parlour to collect the history of initiatives and organizations for women in Australian architecture.