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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Sign up to Parlour to be kept informed on upcoming initiatives and to participate in the discussion.
Studying the numbers

Studying the numbers

For the past decade, US architect Katherine Williams has been researching and reporting on the licensure status of African American women architects, with numbers doubling over that period.
Toolkit for Mental Health

Toolkit for Mental Health

The Architects’ Mental Wellbeing Forum has published a toolkit to assist individuals and practices to tackle mental health issues within architecture schools and practice.
Sydney Winter Salon

Sydney Winter Salon

Please join Parlour and AWS for the Sydney Winter Salon with conversationalists Maryam Gusheh and Laura Harding, hosted by Cox.
Memorable advice

Memorable advice

Lee Hillam revisits the best (and worst) advice she's received over the years, from tutors and employers to maternity nurses and fortune cookies.
Making a Living

Making a Living

Architecture conferences once held little interest for Sarah Hobday-North, but the recent ArchiTeam Conference has forced her to reassess.
Congratulations Helen Lochhead

Congratulations Helen Lochhead

The 2019 Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize 2019 goes to Helen Lochhead FRAIA. Congratulations Helen!
New series: Leading Change

New series: Leading Change

Parlour is delighted to announce a new series called Leading Change, which will profile a variety of different women in leadership positions.
The need for risk-taking

The need for risk-taking

Being experimental, taking risks and potentially failing is somewhat difficult but a necessary challenge that we face in education today, says SueAnne Ware.
Winter edit-a-thon

Winter edit-a-thon

Join the WikiD / Women’s Art Register winter edit-a-thon in Melbourne. Come along to learn how to get started, or simply edit together.
Uniting the Architectural Worker

Uniting the Architectural Worker

The Architecture Lobby now has a Victorian Chapter, the first outside the United States. The founders outline their motivations for setting up and plans for the future.
Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Do you want to host Parlour's Instagram account for a week?
Notes from a data sceptic

Notes from a data sceptic

Are more women leaving the profession in the UK because they have a better understanding of the state of play? Or are the numbers misleading? Gill Matthewson investigates.
WikiD Guide to Wikipedia Editing

WikiD Guide to Wikipedia Editing

Five brief guides to help you edit and write for Wikipedia. Now available in German as well as English!
Getting started editing Wikipedia

Getting started editing Wikipedia

Getting started on your first Wikipedia entry can be daunting. We can help you work out where to start, and how to find the resources and references you need.
Resilience in architecture

Resilience in architecture

Architecture is a profession struggling to achieve balance and equity, and it can take a toll on all of us. Michael Gay offers advice on how to maintain balance and build resilience.
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