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Class and Creed in Australian Architecture

Class and Creed in Australian Architecture

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.
Who's afraid of ethnic diversity?

Who’s afraid of ethnic diversity?

Sonia Sarangi continues the conversation about ethnic diversity, pointing to the well-documented advantages of the profession better reflecting the community.
Cultural diversity in architecture

Cultural diversity in architecture

“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.
"You must be fierce"

“You must be fierce”

Lee Hillam finds herself inspired by How Soon is Now – and Julie Eizenberg's ‘fierce’ comment
Lovely master bedroom, Mr Dickens

Lovely master bedroom, Mr Dickens

'Master bedroom', are you kidding me? Anthony Martin reminds his colleagues that certain phrases have no role in contemporary architecture.
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.
Keeping it real as a student mum

Keeping it real as a student mum

Masters student and mother of two, Kate Sarkodee shares the joys and challenges of life on campus as an architecture student mum.
The Parlour effect

The Parlour effect

And now for the good news – the number of women registering in Australia has skyrocketed!
Same words, different mouth

Same words, different mouth

Gill Matthewson on the complexities of voice and gender in architecture.
Will Technology Create the Next Generation Gender Divide?

Will Technology Create the Next Generation Gender Divide?

Why are women so rare in the influential field of architectural technology? Ceilidh Higgins considers the tech gender divide and the impact of this on women’s careers.
Hidden Hegemonies

Hidden Hegemonies

Cathy Smith offers a ‘Do-It -Yourself’ guide to navigating the difficult terrain of the architectural academic workplace.
Buy a Ticket!

Buy a Ticket!

Julia Donoho outlines her strategy for redressing the striking gender imbalance in the world of architecture awards.
Come into the Parlour

Come into the Parlour

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.
At the Beginning

At the Beginning

We are thrilled to present Camilla Block’s opening talk from Women in Architecture Talk: The Future of Practice, at the University of Sydney.
The challenge of changing culture

The challenge of changing culture

Monica Edwards and Natalie Lane-Rose speak with Arup CEO Peter Bailey about his role as a Champion of Change – a visible advocate for diversity in practice.
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