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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.
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Not an expert – video now online

Not an expert – video now online

Watch Not an Expert, an online discussion about Cultural Authority with Danièle Hromek, Francoise Lane and Sarah Lynn Rees.
Architecture for Joy, Joy for Architecture

Architecture for Joy, Joy for Architecture

Watch Parlour LAB 04: Architecture for Joy / Joy for Architecture – our session on mental wellbeing with Rebecca McLaughlan and Naomi Stead.
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.
Challenging the Canon

Challenging the Canon

How and why do we recover the histories of women’s active participation in shaping the built environment?  Watch Jude Barber, Sarah Rafson, Madhavi Desai and Karen Burns discuss recent projects to rewrite history in a Transformations panel discussion chaired by Julie Willis. How do we recover the histories of women’s...
Equity in Transport

Equity in Transport

Nicole Kalms and Derlie Mateo-Babiano look at how practitioners and researchers can help create more equitable transport environments.
Equity in practice – New Workplaces

Equity in practice – New Workplaces

How do we make the workplaces of the future? Watch the panel discussion from Transformations: Action on Equity, with Brian Clohessy, Angela Dapper, Patricia Rhee, Stephanie Bullock.
Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing

Naomi Stead and Ben Channon discuss what can we do to improve the mental wellbeing of students and practitioners.
Activists Transforming Injustice

Activists Transforming Injustice

Dr Sharon Egretta Sutton dares built environment professionals to accomplish an equitable future, not for themselves, but for the society they serve. Watch the keynote from Transformations: Action on Equity. In Activists Transforming Injustice: This is What Change Looks Like, Dr Sharon Egretta Sutton dares built environment professionals to accomplish...
Careers Research

Careers Research

What does the research tell us about careers in architecture and the built environment professions? Valerie Francis and Gill Matthewson outline their findings.
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.
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