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Parlour in Action, 2019–2020

Parlour in Action, 2019–2020

Parlour has had an extraordinarily busy 18 months. We have now sat down and put it all together in our latest Parlour in Action report – a bumper edition, covering Parlour activity over the period May 2019–December 2020
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
Gendered Indigeneity

Gendered Indigeneity

How do Indigeneity and gender intersect? Watch the Transformations conversation between Sarah Lynn Rees and Carroll Go-Sam.
Home / Work

Home / Work

Our Home /Work series asks the Parlour community to share experiences of the adjustment to new work arrangements, and the ongoing impact. Find out how to contribute here.
A step back in time

A step back in time

Melbourne University PhD candidate Andrew Murray reflects on the challenges and pleasant diversions of his two-week confinement in his childhood bedroom in Perth.
Enhancing management & leadership

Enhancing management & leadership

What are the opportunities to improve and change leadership and management in the profession? Anwyn Hocking presents advice from the Work & Wellbeing survey.
Beyond the Binary

Beyond the Binary

Watch Simona Castricum and A. L. Hu discuss trans and gender diverse experiences in architecture and public space.
Lab 02: Architecture on Indigenous Lands

Lab 02: Architecture on Indigenous Lands

Watch Parlour Lab 02, Architecture on Indigenous Lands: Thinking Indigeneity, whare whenua, with Carroll Go-Sam and Deidre Brown.
Moving from cultural fit to cultural add

Moving from cultural fit to cultural add

Do you recruit for ‘cultural fit’? Or is there a better way? Brian Clohessy unpacks the issues following an impromptu conversation at a Light at the End of the Tunnel session.
From the top – the potential of policy

From the top – the potential of policy

How do we put policy to work? Watch the panel discussion from Transformations, with Emily Grandstaff-Rice, Jocelyn Chiew, Amy Muir, Natalie Galea and Naomi Stead. 
Parlour Lessons

Parlour Lessons

What has Parlour learned over the last eight years? Watch Justine Clark and Naomi Stead present the opening session of Transformations.
Enhancing workplace communication

Enhancing workplace communication

The need for improved communication was reiterated again and again in the Work & Wellbeing survey. Anwyn Hocking identifies the themes and assembles advice.
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Design

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Design

The University of Melbourne still has some spaces for the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Design (GCED) for Semester 1 2021.
Good Citizens – participating in public

Good Citizens – participating in public

Watch our session on advocacy and the importance of built environment professionals embracing what it means to be a good citizen – with Tania Davidge and Colleen Peterson.
Change from the inside

Change from the inside

Watch our session on making change from within – as employees, not employers – with Greta Stoutjesdijk and Johanna Picton.
Changing Cultures – Lessons from Construction

Changing Cultures – Lessons from Construction

Watch our session on cultural change in construction and what we might learn from work underway – with Alison Mirams and Natalie Galea.
How are the academics faring?

How are the academics faring?

Watch our session looking at what is going on in the universities and how academics are managing – with Deborah Ascher Barnstone and Libby Sander.
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