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...
Karen Burns looks back at 1970s Melbourne and shines a light on the important work of Deborah White and others building community institutions in the late modern city.
Karen Burns reflects on protest and the transformation of the street by the fluid body politic.
Karen Burns raises her glass to Marion Mahony Griffin – one of Australia's most impressive architects, who could also pull off wearing a Tutankhamen turban at a garden party.
Karen Burns examines the Parlour survey responses to understand why women leave the profession.
It is time to start talking about everyday sexism in architecture – the elephant in the Parlour. Karen Burns leads the way.
We all want to be valued for the quality of our work, not framed by the fact of our gender. Karen Burns reflects on the complex interactions between culture and individual agency.
How do anthologies of architectural theory represent feminism and gender theory? Karen Burns finds a "strangely antiquated", essentialist version at odds with the aims of the work itself.
Countering women’s marginalisation by appropriating the model of the urban 'boys' club'. Karen Burns recalls the activism and intellectual engagement of E1027.
Download the audio of Karen Burns being interviewed about Women and Architecture on Radio National's By Design.
Karen Burns' essay gives an overview of the state of play and the issues facing women in Australian architecture.
The paper "Women and Leadership in the Australian Architecture Profession: Prelude to a Research Project" details the current Women,Work and Leadership research project.