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

Parlour Census Report

New data analysis by Gill Matthewson shows that women are taking matters into their own hands regarding their presence in architecture, but there is still much work to be done.
Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

The Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice help architecture move towards a more equitable profession; and one that is better positioned to meet contemporary challenges.
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The invisibility of women

The invisibility of women

Blanche Lemco van Ginkel has been awarded the 2020 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal Gold Medal. Now is a great time to reread this essay by Tanya Southcott on van Ginkel and the invisibility of women’s work.
Ball Breaker

Ball Breaker

Sydney architect Jayne Harrison says no to the bully boys – and she makes no apology for it.
Resources for Mental Wellbeing

Resources for Mental Wellbeing

As we face the challenges ahead, maintaining your mental wellbeing is critical. This useful list includes tips, reminders and strategies to help maintain positive mental health during this difficult time.
More-Than-Human-Design

More-Than-Human-Design

The potential emergence of deep change in the face of emergency – Pia Ednie-Brown, Sam Spurr, Amelia Hine and Charity Edwards explain.
Decarbonising the built environment

Decarbonising the built environment

Kate Nason investigates sustainable building policy and perspectives from five global cities and examines the critical role architects can play in decarbonising our cities.
The Launch of Respect@Work

The Launch of Respect@Work

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the report Respect@Work, which finds that sexual harassment is prevalent and pervasive in the workplaces of Australia.
The value of all voices

The value of all voices

The importance of listening, the value of all voices and the recognition of diversity in practice and thinking is essential in achieving lasting outcomes, says AACA CEO Kate Doyle.
10 lessons for designers working after disaster

10 lessons for designers working after disaster

Disaster recovery work is complex. Barnaby Bennett offers 10 tips based in his research and experience working with post-disaster and under-developed communities.
Finding your purpose

Finding your purpose

Adelaide architect and Parlour Associate Alison McFadyen asks new graduates (and her younger self) to reflect on their personal core values and true purpose in architecture.
AILA Next Steps report

AILA Next Steps report

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has released the AILA Gender Equity: Next Steps report, which sets out a roadmap for improving gender equity in landscape architecture.
Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Do you want to host Parlour's Instagram account for a week?
Reflections on Women in Design

Reflections on Women in Design

Women in Design 2020+ conference Chair Brinda Somaya reflects on the progress that has been made for Indian women in architecture over the past 20 years.
In conversation with ... Alison Brooks

In conversation with … Alison Brooks

London-based architect Alison Brooks discusses her early career, professional recognition, urban housing, the challenge of balancing work and motherhood, and the future of architecture.
Motherhood statements

Motherhood statements

Many women face the relentless challenge of balancing their job with the lion's share of domestic labour and parenting duties. Emma Williamson explores the issues.
Let’s talk about flex

Let’s talk about flex

The Queensland Gender Equity Committee ‘Let’s talk about flex!’ event canvassed four approaches for flexible work, with speakers talking directly of their personal experiences.
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