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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2020 Sydney Summer Salon

2020 Sydney Summer Salon

Please join Parlour and AWS for the Sydney Summer Salon on Thursday 5 March, hosted by AJ+C.
2020 Melbourne Summer Salon - MPavilion

2020 Melbourne Summer Salon – MPavilion

Join Parlour and AWS for the Melbourne Summer Salon with Hélène Frichot and Charity Edwards on Sunday 1 March, at the MPavilion.
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.
Oceanic space and Pacific futures

Oceanic space and Pacific futures

Join Karamia Müller and Charmaine ‘Ilaiū Talei at Melbourne Design Week and Brisbane’s Asia Pacific Architecture Festival to discuss Oceanic conceptions of space.
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.
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.
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