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

What does it take to get more women leaders and what might they offer? What kinds of leadership styles can help improve equity and diversity?

Congratulations Catherine Baudet!

Congratulations Catherine Baudet!

The inaugural Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize has been awarded to Catherine Baudet. Parlour extends its warmest congratulations to Catherine.
NCGE essay 1: Leadership

NCGE essay 1: Leadership

Women make great leaders, but a seat at the top table is often elusive. Emma Williamson explores the obstacles women face on the road to the top.
Women in the Street

Women in the Street

Karen Burns reflects on protest and the transformation of the street by the fluid body politic.
Be a good fellow!

Be a good fellow!

The only way to redress the serious imbalance among the Institute Fellowship is for eligible women to put their hand up. Vanessa Bird outlines the latest gender equity initiatives of the Institute and calls for women to self-nominate.
Women in Design in the Tropics

Women in Design in the Tropics

Shaneen Fantin on the importance of engaging with other women on big issues and ideas.
Congratulations Kirsteen Mackay!

Congratulations Kirsteen Mackay!

Congratulations Kirsteen Mackay – South Australia’s next Government Architect.
Champions of Change – the charter

Champions of Change – the charter

The first Champions of Change in architecture have now signed the charter. Congratulations to the Gender Equity Taskforce on establishing the program, and to the first signatories on stepping up to the challenge.
get: GOING – Male Champions of Change

get: GOING – Male Champions of Change

Its time to fix the men – Andrew Nimmo reports on the launch of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects Male Champions of Change program.
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.
Disciplining Identities: Part 2 – Models for change

Disciplining Identities: Part 2 – Models for change

What actions can we take to reshape our discipline? Part two of Lori Brown's essay outlines four case studies from other disciplines.
Feminism and architecture part 2: Tokenism

Feminism and architecture part 2: Tokenism

Why do some successful women decline to be associated with feminism Part 2 of Susana Torre’s lecture, Feminism and Architecture, explores how tokenism works in architecture and elsewhere.
Feminism and architecture part 3: Where to next?

Feminism and architecture part 3: Where to next?

What are the new agendas for feminism and architecture? In part 3 of her lecture Susana Torre outlines what we might do next.
Meet Emma Williamson

Meet Emma Williamson

Emma Williamson, chair of the new Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Committee introduces herself and outlines the committee's plans.
Wanted: Ms Government Architect

Wanted: Ms Government Architect

We’re well into the 21st century and Australia has yet to appoint its first female government architect. Sara Stace ponders why.
The architecture of choice: re-framing feminism

The architecture of choice: re-framing feminism

"... society needs feminist architects to identify the political implications of design and planning." Carla Corroto argues for a new function for feminism in architecture.
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