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
Filling the gaps

Filling the gaps

Lynda Simmons outlines the philosophy, motivations and impact of the triennial A+W•NZ Dulux Awards in New Zealand.
In conversation with ... Flora Samuel

In conversation with … Flora Samuel

Professor Flora Samuel discusses writing and research in architecture, fostering research culture within practice, and making institutions more diverse and relevant.
Women Leading Change at the NGV

Women Leading Change at the NGV

In early 2018, four of the five women leading Victorian architecture schools participated in a public discussion with Parlour on leadership. It was a fascinating discussion.
Leading Change

Leading Change

How might architectural culture be enriched if marginalised perspectives were offered more seats at the table? Pia Ednie-Brown looks at the issues.
It's time to talk about sexual harassment

It’s time to talk about sexual harassment

WA Institute President, Suzie Hunt, has written a letter about some of the disturbing stories of harassment that were shared at a recent #WWW event on the #TimesUp movement.
A reflection on life and love, community and volunteering

A reflection on life and love, community and volunteering

For Ursula de Jong, her life and career has been more about embracing the richness of life than strategy and planning.
Taking stock

Taking stock

Being deliberate and thoughtful about her work and career has helped bring her priorities into sharp focus, says Ingrid Bakker.
Sexual harassment findings

Sexual harassment findings

The Australian Human Rights Commission has found disturbingly high levels of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
Parlour Seasonal Salons

Parlour Seasonal Salons

The Parlour Seasonal Salons are convivial quarterly events for the Parlour community.
Making space for play

Making space for play

As higher densities continue to change urban communities, architect Natalia Krysiak turns her attention to the needs of our youngest citizens.
Flexibility: We’re doing it, why aren’t you?

Flexibility: We’re doing it, why aren’t you?

The Queensland Gender Equity Committee’s first event tackled the benefits and challenges of offering flexibility in the workplace.
In conversation with ... Yasmeen Lari

In conversation with … Yasmeen Lari

Yasmeen Lari speaks of life as Pakistan’s first woman architect, how the role of the architect needs to change, and the joy that comes from humanitarian work.
Power in the Poster

Power in the Poster

Catherine Griffiths, designer of Parlour’s visual id, is challenging the Designers Institute of New Zealand’s gender-skewed awards program with a remarkable range of activist posters.
Expanding the boundaries of creative practice

Expanding the boundaries of creative practice

Taking detours into other creative fields adds breadth and richness to an architect’s core set of skills, argues Bronwen Jones.
Re-addressing the gender gap

Re-addressing the gender gap

When it comes to pay, seniority and career progress, architecture’s gender gap is concerning, but how do we close the gap? Kathlyn Loseby examines the issues.
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