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

Transformations: action on equity

Join Parlour and the University of Melbourne for two days of lively, incisive and necessary conversation on gender equity in the built environment professions. Together, we will reflect on the impact and effect of recent action, explore emerging topics and precipitate future work.
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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Black Females in Architecture in Melbourne

Black Females in Architecture in Melbourne

Akua Danso, co-founder of Black Females in Architecture, is hosting the second BFA international Meet & Greet in Melbourne at Brickworks.
Transformations program and speakers

Transformations program and speakers

Transformations : Action on Equity brings together an extraordinary group of researchers, professionals and activists who are changing the way we think about gender in the built environment.
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.
The pay gap: what can you do about it?

The pay gap: what can you do about it?

Why are women paid less and what can we do about it? Catalina Consultants’ Merilyn Speiser reflects on a recent KPMG and Diversity Council report into the gender pay gap.
The invisible women of Australian graphic design

The invisible women of Australian graphic design

Designer and academic Jane Connory outlines her research on the invisibility of women in Australian graphic design and the work needed to achieve more equitable outcomes.
Aiming high

Aiming high

Crone Architects COO and NSW President of the Institute Kathlyn Loseby reflects on the importance of stretching yourself, avoiding complacency and trying to do one thing every day that scares you.
In conversation ... Sharon Egretta Sutton

In conversation … Sharon Egretta Sutton

In an interview with Sarah Akigbogun, Sharon Egretta Sutton reflects on action and rebellion in the 1960s, the poisonous effects of income inequality, and the urgent need for disruption today.
Meaningful change for BILT ANZ

Meaningful change for BILT ANZ

The BILT ANZ Committee has significantly increased the number of women attending and speaking at their annual event through awareness raising and a sponsorship initiative, says Ceilidh Higgins.
Male Champions of Change – tools for download

Male Champions of Change – tools for download

Architects Male Champions of Change foundation group has developed a range of strategies and resources specifically targeted for architectural practices.
In conversation with ... Julie Eizenberg

In conversation with … Julie Eizenberg

Julie Eizenberg joined Justine Clark to reflect on inspirational teachers, the creative potential of being an outsider, and the critical role of architecture as a social medium.
Parlour shortlisted for Beazley Designs of the Year Award

Parlour shortlisted for Beazley Designs of the Year Award

Parlour is delighted to announce that WikiD: women, Wikipedia, design has been shortlisted for the Beazley Designs of the Year Award at the London Design Museum.
From +54 to +61

From +54 to +61

A move from Argentina to Australia has taught Fernanda Eusebio to be independent, open-minded and to embrace opportunities that come her way.
Upfront, resilient, authentic

Upfront, resilient, authentic

Professor Julie Willis reflects on turning points in her career, the benefits of seizing opportunities, the impact of gendered assumptions, and being comfortable in her own skin.
Redefining the metrics of success

Redefining the metrics of success

Warwick Mihaly argues that we must challenge the system that demands both merit and long hours to attain acclaim and advancement in architecture.
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