Parlour talk: speculative, exploratory, sometimes provocative pieces by a wide range of participants. Anecdote and attitude, reflection and opinion. If you would like to contribute a piece please contact us.
Justine Clark reflects on International Women's Day.
Anwyn Hocking reflects on the socialist beginnings of International Women’s Day and remembers the women who rallied for a different version of IWD.
Monica Edwards and Shaun Carter discuss the origins of the Champions of Change, along with achievements, challenges and plans for the future.
What are our rights and responsibilities as architects? How do we keep the needs of community at the forefront? Tania Davidge asks what it means to be a good architectural citizen.
Annmarie Adams discusses the home as workplace, contemplating the growing importance of domestic architecture and the meteoric rise of the interior.
Many aspects of life are on pause, but cultural change at work is on fast-forward. Gerard Corcoran, CEO of Hassell, urges us to rethink the workplace for everyone’s benefit after COVID-19.
Assumptions continue to be made about people’s professions and ambitions, based on their skin colour, looks or accent, writes Sumita Singha.
Marika Neustupny speculates on the future of work environments, and the importance of maintaining space for chance, anticipation and incidental interaction.
Becca Thomas tells the story of New Practice, from its small beginnings in the midst of a recession to the challenges of building a sustainable small practice.
Collective Architecture’s Jude Barber discusses the value of experimentation and diverse work, the benefits of employee ownership, and the need for us all to hear the Voices of Experience.
Dr Muge Belek Fialho Teixeira, Amelia Luu and Dr Cori Stewart from QUT’s Design Robotics team discuss career, challenges, inspiration, and the importance of being visible.
Pandemic information overload is exhausting our ability to make everyday decisions, says Leah Heiss, who offers some ideas on managing the impacts.
Heather MacRae reflects on her work in Groote Eylandt, where she discovered unexpected strength and opportunity in being a woman architect in remote communities of far north Australia.
How can we build empathy and capture the intimacy of face-to-face interaction? Leah Heiss outlines some strategies to harness creativity and enrich the online experience for us all.