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.
Latest entries
Leading Change

Leading Change

Parlour is delighted to announce a new series called Leading Change, which will profile a variety of different women in leadership positions.
The need for risk-taking

The need for risk-taking

Being experimental, taking risks and potentially failing is somewhat difficult but a necessary challenge that we face in education today, says SueAnne Ware.
Uniting the Architectural Worker

Uniting the Architectural Worker

The Architecture Lobby now has a Victorian Chapter, the first outside the United States. The founders outline their motivations for setting up and plans for the future.
Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Do you want to host Parlour's Instagram account for a week?
Notes from a data sceptic

Notes from a data sceptic

Are more women leaving the profession in the UK because they have a better understanding of the state of play? Or are the numbers misleading? Gill Matthewson investigates.
WikiD Guide to Wikipedia Editing

WikiD Guide to Wikipedia Editing

Five brief guides to help you edit and write for Wikipedia. Now available in German as well as English!
Getting started editing Wikipedia

Getting started editing Wikipedia

Getting started on your first Wikipedia entry can be daunting. We can help you work out where to start, and how to find the resources and references you need.
Resilience in architecture

Resilience in architecture

Architecture is a profession struggling to achieve balance and equity, and it can take a toll on all of us. Michael Gay offers advice on how to maintain balance and build resilience.
False part-timers syndrome

False part-timers syndrome

Have you heard of False Part-timers Syndrome? Emily Bates uncovers the emerging disorder that is increasingly prevalent in workplaces around Australia.
Long hours, fatigue and mental health

Long hours, fatigue and mental health

Do we have to accept that “long hours are just part of the job”? Ceilidh Higgins lays out the significant impacts of excessive overtime.
Why Architects Matter

Why Architects Matter

Sarah Hobday-North finds much to provoke thought and action in Flora Samuel's book Why Architects Matter. 
In Conversation with … Melonie Bayl-Smith

In Conversation with … Melonie Bayl-Smith

Susie Ashworth talks with Melonie Bayl-Smith about transferable skills, what tough times can teach us, and the power of saying no...
Searching for female architects of colour

Searching for female architects of colour

Sarah Akigbogun outlines her plans for an online, crowd-sourced project documenting women architects of colour in the UK and beyond.
Informed by class

Informed by class

Our background or class has inevitable impacts on our careers, reflects Phillip Nielsen, bringing obstacles but also opportunities.
Ideal Homes

Ideal Homes

Catriona Quinn reviews Deborah Sugg Ryan's recent book, which brings previously invisible examples of suburban modernism into the spotlight.
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