PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Transformations: action on equity - book now!

Transformations: action on equity – book now!

Join Parlour and the University of Melbourne for two days of lively, incisive and necessary conversation on gender equity in the built environment professions. Together, we will reflect on the impact and effect of recent action, explore emerging topics and precipitate future work.
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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In conversation ... Sharon Egretta Sutton

In conversation … Sharon Egretta Sutton

In an interview with Sarah Akigbogun, Sharon Egretta Sutton reflects on action and rebellion in the 1960s, the poisonous effects of income inequality, and the urgent need for disruption today.
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.
Architects Declare

Architects Declare

Architects Declare Australia is calling on registered architects to sign a declaration acknowledging the twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss.
Instagram guest hosting

Instagram guest hosting

Protocols for our Instagram guest hosts.
Studying the numbers

Studying the numbers

For the past decade, US architect Katherine Williams has been researching and reporting on the licensure status of African American women architects, with numbers doubling over that period.
Toolkit for Mental Health

Toolkit for Mental Health

The Architects’ Mental Wellbeing Forum has published a toolkit to assist individuals and practices to tackle mental health issues within architecture schools and practice.
Memorable advice

Memorable advice

Lee Hillam revisits the best (and worst) advice she's received over the years, from tutors and employers to maternity nurses and fortune cookies.
Making a Living

Making a Living

Architecture conferences once held little interest for Sarah Hobday-North, but the recent ArchiTeam Conference has forced her to reassess.
Congratulations Helen Lochhead

Congratulations Helen Lochhead

The 2019 Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize 2019 goes to Helen Lochhead FRAIA. Congratulations Helen!
Leading Change

Leading Change

Parlour's Leading Change series profiles 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.
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.
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