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 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.
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.
Welcoming Unruly Bodies

Welcoming Unruly Bodies

Watch Jos Boys explore how everyday social, spatial and material practices come to frame what is ‘normal’ and ‘ordinary’ and questions our assumptions about who gets valued and who doesn’t.
Action in the Field – Equity in Housing

Action in the Field – Equity in Housing

How can practitioners and researchers help create more equitable built environments, which welcome and support underrepresented groups and disadvantaged communities? Watch Samantha Donnelly and Sophie Dyring discuss their work in housing with Tania Davidge. Samantha Donnelly and Sophie Dyring consider at how practitioners and researchers can help create more equitable...
Get organised

Get organised

How are activist groups demanding change and shifting the image of our professions. Watch the panel discussion from Transformations, with Akua Danso, Catherine Griffiths, Suzie Hunt and April McCabe.
Designing with Technology

Designing with Technology

Watch Parlour LAB 05, Designing with Technology: Robotics and Computational Design, with Müge Belek Fialho Teixeira and Nicole Gardner.
2021 Autumn Salon – video now up!

2021 Autumn Salon – video now up!

Watch the recording of the 2021 Autumn Online Salon, with Ellen Buttrose and Sarah Aldridge.
Thoroughly Modern

Thoroughly Modern

Thoroughly Modern: The Life and Times of Moir + Sutherland Architects by Peter Freeman documents the work of Heather Sutherland, one of Canberra’s early women architects.
Alastair Swayn grants program 2021

Alastair Swayn grants program 2021

The Alastair Swayn Foundation is accepting online applications for its architecture and design research grants program. Applications close on 24 May.
Architecture Beyond Capitalism School

Architecture Beyond Capitalism School

The Architecture Beyond Capitalism School is a free, six-week-long virtual summer school launching in June 2021 by The Architecture Lobby. Space is limited, so get in quick.
Not an expert – video now online

Not an expert – video now online

Watch Not an Expert, an online discussion about Cultural Authority with Danièle Hromek, Francoise Lane and Sarah Lynn Rees.
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 2021.
Architecture for Joy, Joy for Architecture

Architecture for Joy, Joy for Architecture

Watch Parlour LAB 04: Architecture for Joy / Joy for Architecture – our session on mental wellbeing with Rebecca McLaughlan and Naomi Stead.
Thoughts on International Women's Day

Thoughts on International Women’s Day

Justine Clark reflects on International Women's Day.
The revolutionary beginnings of IWD

The revolutionary beginnings of IWD

Anwyn Hocking reflects on the socialist beginnings of International Women’s Day and remembers the women who rallied for a different version of IWD.
Championing change

Championing change

Monica Edwards and Shaun Carter discuss the origins of the Champions of Change, along with achievements, challenges and plans for the future.
Challenging the Canon

Challenging the Canon

How and why do we recover the histories of women’s active participation in shaping the built environment?  Watch Jude Barber, Sarah Rafson, Madhavi Desai and Karen Burns discuss recent projects to rewrite history in a Transformations panel discussion chaired by Julie Willis. How do we recover the histories of women’s...
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