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 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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Action in the Field

Action in the Field

Action in the Field documents the many projects and groups working to increase diversity and equity in architecture and the built environment professions around the world.
Parity Group & Parity Front

Parity Group & Parity Front

Gender and inclusion are the focus for the Parity Group, based at ETH Zurich and Parity Front, an independent offshoot that aims to support the conversation in schools beyond ETH.
Portico

Portico

Established by Sophie Hamer in 2015, Portico is a global community and online platform for aspiring architects, centred on building a world and life in architecture.
Welcoming Unruly Bodies

Welcoming Unruly Bodies

Watch Jos Boys explore how everyday social, spatial and material practices come to frame what is ‘normal’ and ‘ordinary’ and questions our assumptions about who gets valued.
Equity in Housing

Equity in Housing

How can practitioners and researchers help create more equitable built environments? Watch Samantha Donnelly and Sophie Dyring discuss their work in housing.
Get organised

Get organised

How are activist groups demanding change and shifting the image of our professions? Watch the panel discussion with Akua Danso, Catherine Griffiths, Suzie Hunt and April McCabe.
Madame Architect

Madame Architect

Launched in May 2018 by founder and editor-in-chief Julia Gamolina, Madame Architect is a New York-based online magazine that publishes feature interviews on women’s lives and work. Madame Architect focuses on women’s general career advancement in the industry. The magazine currently features more than 175 interviews with women who advance...
Designing with Technology

Designing with Technology

Watch Parlour LAB 05, Designing with Technology: Robotics and Computational Design, with Müge Belek Fialho Teixeira and Nicole Gardner.
2021 Autumn Salon – video now up!

2021 Autumn Salon – video now up!

Watch the recording of the 2021 Autumn Online Salon, with Ellen Buttrose and Sarah Aldridge.
Thoroughly Modern

Thoroughly Modern

Thoroughly Modern: The Life and Times of Moir + Sutherland Architects by Peter Freeman documents the work of Heather Sutherland, one of Canberra’s early women architects.
Architecture Beyond Capitalism School

Architecture Beyond Capitalism School

The Architecture Beyond Capitalism School is a free, six-week-long virtual summer school launching in June 2021 by The Architecture Lobby. Space is limited, so get in quick.
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.
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