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Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

Mutual support, solidarity and camaraderie! Parlour and Monash are planning a new online talk series to help our communities navigate the world of work, the futures of the profession and paths forward in the midst of the pandemic.
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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Remaking the workplace

Remaking the workplace

Please join Parlour and Monash Architecture for Remaking the Workplace, our next the Light at the End of the Tunnel session, with Jess Murphy.
2020 Parlour Autumn Salon

2020 Parlour Autumn Salon

Please join Parlour and AWS as we head online for our first Zoom Salon, with Jocelyn Chiew and Josephine MacLeod on Thursday 4 June.
The importance of ‘third spaces’

The importance of ‘third spaces’

Sole practitioner Sarah Hobday-North was already adept at working from home, but she misses the support of ‘third spaces’, such as cafes, libraries, museums and playgrounds.
Information overload and what we can do about it

Information overload and what we can do about it

Pandemic information overload is exhausting our ability to make everyday decisions, says Leah Heiss, who offers some ideas on managing the impacts.
Heading home

Heading home

Settled back in to her family home during the COVID-19 crisis, Sarah Ackland has enjoyed many aspects of lockdown life – time with family, long runs, life drawing and reading freely.
PhD scholarships in Disaster Risk Reduction

PhD scholarships in Disaster Risk Reduction

The University of Newcastle is seeking expressions of interest for three PhD scholarships in the areas of Disaster Risk Reduction.
Monash call for design studio proposals & tutors

Monash call for design studio proposals & tutors

Are you interested in teaching Architecture at Monash University? Monash is currently seeking proposals for Semester Two 2020.
A lesson in empowerment

A lesson in empowerment

Heather MacRae reflects on her work in Groote Eylandt, where she discovered unexpected strength and opportunity in being a woman architect in remote communities of far north Australia.
Archiflix is now online!

Archiflix is now online!

With the support of Brickworks, Archiflix is streaming some of the best architecture and design films available straight to your living rooms!
Engagement at a local and global level

Engagement at a local and global level

Grace Choi has found that lockdown life has opened up unexpected opportunities to engage more globally as well as to build strong connections in her local community.  
Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize

Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize

Parlour is thrilled and delighted to be awarded the 2020 Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize.
Strategic planning and time to think

Strategic planning and time to think

Working from home has given Katelin Butler more time to focus on strategic planning, and to consider the important takeaways from this critical moment in time.
Looking after mental wellbeing

Looking after mental wellbeing

How are architectural practices supporting the health and wellbeing of their people? Susie Ashworth highlights the best tips and advice from the recent ACA Pulse Check no 2 survey.
Clean desks and flashbacks to corporate clients

Clean desks and flashbacks to corporate clients

As the world narrows, Sue Wittenoom is learning to share her work-from-home spaces and have a clean desk before dinner.
Enriching online empathy in a time of imposed isolation

Enriching online empathy in a time of imposed isolation

How can we build empathy and capture the intimacy of face-to-face interaction? Leah Heiss outlines some strategies to harness creativity and enrich the online experience for us all.
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