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

Getting word out. Publications in scholarly and professional media, radio interviews and conference presentations by the Parlour team.

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.
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.
Six myths about women and architecture

Six myths about women and architecture

Debunking the myths - Justine Clark's presentation to Making, the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference.
The women of Victorian architecture

The women of Victorian architecture

The latest issue of Architect Victoria celebrates the celebrates the contribution women make to architecture in the state.
Parlour in AR Asia Pacific

Parlour in AR Asia Pacific

The latest issue of AR Asia Pacific includes an interview by Anna Tweeddale with Karen Burns and Justine Clark about Parlour. Pick up a copy! The interview can now also be found online here.
Human capital: not just a gender issue

Human capital: not just a gender issue

Human Capital: Not just a gender issue is the September 2012 issue of Architecture Bulletin, the magazine of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. It covers a wide range of content from different perspectives and is well worth a read. Includes a review of Parlour by Beverley Garlick....
A girl's own adventure

A girl’s own adventure

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.
Take it to the limit: women as architectural breach

Taking it to the limit

A generation after Gill Matthewson first asked, “where are all the women?” she is still, with some frustration, asking the same question.
It's not just about childcare

It’s not just about childcare

Women make up 52% of practising architects in Sweden. Sweden has excellent parental support, but the profession is also structured differently, which plays an important role in women staying in the profession.
Just don’t mention feminism

Just don’t mention feminism

Naomi Stead reflects on the process of making films to encourage young women to consider careers in architecture.
Redesigning practice

Redesigning practice

'Gender is over isn't it? Naomi Stead suggests that mainstream practice may learn a lot from the inventive modes of practice developed by women to make space within architecture.
Making (women) architects

Making (women) architects

Gill Matthewson examine the ways gender is implicated in the structure and practice of the architectural workplace.
Women in architecture

Women in architecture

Karen Burns' essay gives an overview of the state of play and the issues facing women in Australian architecture.
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