PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Posts by Naomi Stead

 

The draft program is as follows – the timing may be adjusted in coming weeks, but the session themes will remain the same.

DAY 1

Introduction and welcome

Julie Willis

Parlour – tactics and strategies.
Morning tea
Get organised! Action at the grassroots

A panel discussion with Akuo Danso of Black Females in Architectuure, UK; Catherine Griffiths, Designers Speak Up!, NZ; and Suzie Hunt, Women, Work Wisdom, Perth

In Conversation – beyond the binary
Leadership from the top – the potential of policy

Emily Grandstaff Rice
Natalie Galea
Amy Muir

Lunch

1 pm – 2 pm

What are the possible futures of architecture?

2 pm – 3.25 pm

We invent new ways of practising out of the current moment. In recent years architecture has faced the crisis of global financial restructuring and an accompanying revolt about the narrow limits of architecture’s interests and skills.  This panel explores the value of new knowledges, interdisciplinary work and diverse career pathways, expanding the public discussion about what architects do.

A panel discussion chaired by Karen Burns with Esther Charlesworth, Sibling, Paula McCarthy and Rory Hyde.

Afternoon tea

3.25 pm – 3.50 pm

What is an architectural career?

3.50 pm – 5.15 pm

How do we navigate career turning points and moments of transition? How can we strategise our careers while also responding effectively to surprises and contingencies that arise along the way?

A panel discussion chaired by Julie Willis with Emma Williamson, Sara Stace, Kathrin Aste, Felicity Stewart, Virginia San Fratello and Elizabeth Watson Brown.

Wrap up panel

5.15 pm – 5.45 pm

Lori Brown, Shelley Penn, Naomi Stead, Karen Burns and Rory Hyde.

Closing drinks

5.45 pm – 6.45 pm

Just in case you have any energy left for more talk!

In conversation ... Dirk van den Heuvel

In conversation … Dirk van den Heuvel

Dirk van den Heuvel and Naomi Stead discuss the significance of sexual identity, diversity and inclusion policies, and the importance of challenging limiting ideas of architecture and design.
Building consensus

Building consensus

As the Head of Architecture at Monash, Naomi Stead aims for an affiliative leadership style that helps make space for others and works by building consensus rather than exerting control.
Confidence is the key

Confidence is the key

Naomi Stead looks back and offers some well-earned advice about ignoring self-doubt and building up confidence in your own abilities.
Queering Architecture: Framing the conversation

Queering Architecture: Framing the conversation

Queering Architecture? convenors Naomi Stead and Nicole Kalms explore the themes and questions around their upcoming XYX Lab event.
What next for Parlour?

What next for Parlour?

The research funding that led to Parlour is now finished, but there is still much work to do and we want to make the most of the significant momentum we have built so far.
Gender equity in architecture: What can we do?

Gender equity in architecture: What can we do?

So, now that we have the research, what do we do? Naomi Stead and Justine Clark outline the programs and tools for a more equitable profession.
The state of gender equity in Australian Architecture

The state of gender equity in Australian Architecture

The research is in. Naomi Stead reports on the outcomes of the three-year Equity and Diversity research project for the AA Dossier.
The architect’s (visual) milieu

The architect’s (visual) milieu

Showing practice. Naomi Stead describes the intent and context of the 'visual sociology' component of the Women, Work and Leadership research project.
A tribute to Paula Whitman

A tribute to Paula Whitman

Paula Whitman’s work is extensively quoted throughout this website – Naomi Stead on the debt of gratitude that we owe to Paula.
Women architects united will never be defeated!

Uniting women in architecture

Naomi Stead argues that a representative body uniting women in Australian architecture is crucial for the advancement and conditions of all.
Just don’t mention feminism

Just don’t mention feminism

Naomi Stead reflects on the process of making films to encourage young women to consider careers in architecture.
Redesigning practice

Redesigning practice

'Gender is over isn't it? Naomi Stead suggests that mainstream practice may learn a lot from the inventive modes of practice developed by women to make space within architecture.
Why equity policy matters

Why equity policy matters

Why do we need an equity policy for Australian architecture and how might this best be developed? Naomi Stead and Justine Clark outline the issues.
Women, leadership and democracy

Women, leadership and democracy

The paper "Women and Leadership in the Australian Architecture Profession: Prelude to a Research Project" details the current Women,Work and Leadership research project.
Presentation to National Council

Presentation to National Council

Naomi Stead's 2011 presentation to the Australian Institute of Architects National Council.
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