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

Analysis, interpretation and the evidence base. Updates on research from the Parlour team, and other research of interest.

Research project on cultural barriers

Research project on cultural barriers

A cross-institutional research team seeks staff and student participants for a new research project.
Research

Research

Parlour's work is based in the successful research project Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work and Leadership (2011–2014)
Architectures of internment

Architectures of internment

Kate Sarkodee speaks to Dr Anoma Pieris about her research into WW2 internment camps and the implications for contemporary issues of detention.
Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

The gender pay gap in architecture does not discriminate, hitting just about every age group. Gill Matthewson digs into the Census stats and uncovers disturbing results.
Shock horror statistics

Shock horror statistics

What do the recent AR Women in Architecture surveys really mean? Gill Matthewson digs into the stats and finds that some of the drama evaporates on close inspection.
The Parlour effect

The Parlour effect

And now for the good news – the number of women registering in Australia has skyrocketed!
Gender equity in architecture: What can we do?

Gender equity in architecture: What can we do?

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.
How do we compare to other professions?

How do we compare to other professions?

Dr Amanda Roan and Professor Gillian Whitehouse reveal a clear disparity between women's participation in architecture as compared with other professions.
Does motherhood + architecture = no career?

Does motherhood + architecture = no career?

Sandra Kaji O’Grady examines the ‘proverbial elephant in the room’: the impact of children on women’s architecture careers.
AA Dossier: The State of Gender Equity

AA Dossier: The State of Gender Equity

The AA Dossier in the September 2014 issue of Architecture Australia looked at the state of gender equity in architecture in Australia.
The state of gender equity in Australian Architecture

The state of gender equity in Australian Architecture

The research is in. Naomi Stead reports on the outcomes of the three-year Equity and Diversity research project for the AA Dossier.
Who counts?

Who counts?

Numbers provide one important indicator of the current shape of the profession. Gill Matthewson explains where we are at.
Not just a “women’s problem”

Not just a “women’s problem”

With long hours, low pay and rigid schedules, is architecture's workplace culture sustainable for anyone? Julie Willis analyses some of the discursive responses to the Parlour surveys.
Where do all the women go?

Where do all the women go?

Justine Clark provides a short overview of the results of Parlour surveys Where Do All the Women Go? and "And What About the Men?", first published in the AA Dossier on Gender Equity.
Why do women leave?

Why do women leave?

Karen Burns examines the Parlour survey responses to understand why women leave the profession.
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