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Opinion & analysis

Parlour talk: speculative, exploratory, sometimes provocative pieces by a wide range of participants. Anecdote and attitude, reflection and opinion. If you would like to contribute a piece please contact us.

The infinite value of Queerness in public space

The infinite value of Queerness in public space

Marti Fooks explores the intersections of safety, Queerness and public space.
Trajectories

Trajectories

ArchiTeam’s third biennial conference ‘Trajectories’ pulled together a diverse mix of speakers to unpack possible futures for practice. Nikita Bhopti provides a recap.
The Immigrant Job Hustle

The Immigrant Job Hustle

Badru Ahmed revisits her experiences as an international graduate on the job hunt, and the challenge of presenting as the ‘right fit’ – professionally, culturally and personally.
Re-imagining communication access in design

Re-imagining communication access in design

Ilianna Ginnis argues for recognition of individuals with non-verbal and diverse communication, and the need to incorporate appropriate engagement into the design process.
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.
Good citizens

Good citizens

What are our rights and responsibilities as architects? How do we keep the needs of community at the forefront? Tania Davidge asks what it means to be a good architectural citizen.
This is where we live

This is where we live

Annmarie Adams discusses the home as workplace, contemplating the growing importance of domestic architecture and the meteoric rise of the interior.
Cultural change on fast-forward

Cultural change on fast-forward

Many aspects of life are on pause, but cultural change at work is on fast-forward. Gerard Corcoran, CEO of Hassell, urges us to rethink the workplace for everyone’s benefit after COVID-19.
With a name like yours

With a name like yours

Assumptions continue to be made about people’s professions and ambitions, based on their skin colour, looks or accent, writes Sumita Singha.
Doors and portals

Doors and portals

Marika Neustupny speculates on the future of work environments, and the importance of maintaining space for chance, anticipation and incidental interaction.
Can you start a practice without the Bank of Mum & Dad?

Can you start a practice without the Bank of Mum & Dad?

Becca Thomas tells the story of New Practice, from its small beginnings in the midst of a recession to the challenges of building a sustainable small practice.
Women in Design Robotics

Women in Design Robotics

Dr Muge Belek Fialho Teixeira, Amelia Luu and Dr Cori Stewart from QUT’s Design Robotics team discuss career, challenges, inspiration, and the importance of being visible.
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.
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