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

Unconscious bias is an area of significant new research, which might help explain the ongoing attrition of women from architecture, and the often slow progression of those who remain. How might this play out in architecture?

Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Bronwen Jones challenges ACT architectural practices to conduct an industry-wide gender pay audit.
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.
Shifting the discourse

Shifting the discourse

Tania Davidge asks how might we subvert, challenge or rethink elements of architecture culture that disadvantage women and diversity.
Forcing a space where trust can grow

A space where trust can grow

Anna Maskiell reflects on the role familiarity plays in establishing trust, and the potential of affirmative action to give women space to build trust.
Judgement pending

Judgement pending

Do we expect more from women leaders? Shelley Penn considers the high hopes, the burdens and the opportunities of leadership – and the importance of self-confidence.
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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