February 21st, 2017 • No Comments
Parlour is delighted to support the XYX Lab event Queering Architecture? This panel discussion aims to open a preliminary and speculative conversation about what it might mean to queer architecture:
Karen Burns reflects on protest and the transformation of the street by the fluid body politic.
Kate Sarkodee speaks to Dr Anoma Pieris about her research into WW2 internment camps and the implications for contemporary issues of detention.
Class and connections can make or break a career, but does a class-ist culture serve the architecture profession well? Or does it limit the industry’s relevance to the community at large? Sam Perversi-Brooks digs down into the little-discussed but all-important issue of class.
Sonia Sarangi continues the conversation about ethnic diversity, pointing to the well-documented advantages of the profession better reflecting the community.
“Architecture is very … white.” Yvonne Meng raises the uncomfortable issue of race and cultural diversity in architecture, arguing that we must advocate for equity for all.
Gender is just one aspect of a diverse profession. Gill Matthewson opens up the discussion of the immense value of different perspectives in architecture.
Don Gazzard ponders the status of women in architecture over the decades and outlines Parlour’s important role in challenging inequity and working towards improved conditions for all.
Linda Kennedy has generously allowed us to republish her reflections on gender, architecture and Aboriginality, first posted on her blog Future Black.
Feminism has had a powerful, longstanding influence on the development of architecture and urban design, although this is rarely acknowledged. Part 1 of Susana Torre’s lecture, Feminism and Architecture, explores the legacy.
"... society needs feminist architects to identify the political implications of design and planning." Carla Corroto argues for a new function for feminism in architecture.
May 13th, 2013 • No Comments
Ever wondered if you could design a refugee camp for 10,000 people? Or how to apply your skills to the humanitarian sector?
September 27th, 2012 • 1 Comment
Architects without Frontiers Australia (AWF) and the Australian Red Cross have developed a training course that introduces built environment professionals to the Humanitarian sector and identifies pathways for future work experience in development and post-disaster scenarios. More information here.