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Parlour in Action, 2019–2020

Parlour in Action, 2019–2020

Parlour has had an extraordinarily busy 18 months. We have now sat down and put it all together in our latest Parlour in Action report – a bumper edition, covering Parlour activity over the period May 2019–December 2020
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.
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Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Do you want to host Parlour's Instagram account for a week? We are signing up people now for 2022.
Finding strength through adversity

Finding strength through adversity

Felicity Watson reflects on the challenges of navigating career and a complex illness, and the strength that can come from adjusting expectations and exploring new pathways.
Walking the Talk – video now online

Walking the Talk – video now online

Watch Walking the Talk: Beyond Acknowledgement – Sarah Lynn Rees, Bernadette Hardy and Marni Reti yarn about social procurement and Indigenising supply chains.
Parlour Spring Salon – video now online

Parlour Spring Salon – video now online

Watch the 2021 Online Spring Salon – a lively conversation with Katerina Dracopoulos and Simone Bliss to mark the arrival of spring.
Housing Assembly

Housing Assembly

Sophie Dyring reflects on the recent symposium and what it offers for thinking about socially valuable housing in Australia.
3: Considering collective access

3: Considering collective access

This month we consider the built environment through a feminist lens. Maryam Gusheh and Sara Chesterman join us for the Reading Room Conversation.
2. The profession through a feminist lens

2. The profession through a feminist lens

The second Reading Room considers built environment professions through a feminist lens. Watch Kerstin Thompson and Marie-Louise Richards discuss the issues.
Starting out in Architecture

Starting out in Architecture

Sarah Lebner shares her favourite resources for students and grads, including books to read, videos to watch, and podcasts to listen to.
Parental Leave

Parental Leave

Watch Light at the End of the Tunnel 36, as we discuss strategies and tactics for navigating parental leave with Hari Pliambas and Chi Melhem.
Hayball

Hayball

Hayball has always nurtured a practice ethos of equity and inclusivity, but as the company has grown, the challenge has been to formalise these values into rigorous systems and policies.
EM BE CE

EM BE CE

Emerging from a Sydney lockdown, the new practice EM BE CE has ambitious plans for growth and to foster a culture of open conversation, transparency and equity.
Rethinking Heritage

Rethinking Heritage

Watch Parlour LAB 11 on Rethinking Heritage with Amanda Achmadi and Kelly Greenop + Chris Landorf.
Practitioner survey – preliminary findings

Practitioner survey – preliminary findings

Naomi Stead provides an update on the Wellbeing of Architects research project, with an emphasis on some early findings of the recent practitioner survey.
The Future of Women in Architecture

The Future of Women in Architecture

Women in Architecture UK Chair Anna Schabel reports on the findings of the recent WIA survey on the future of women in the profession.
Architectural Work Cultures

Architectural Work Cultures

The Wellbeing of Architects: culture, identity + practice is a three-year collaborative research project, investigating wellbeing for those working in and studying architecture.
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