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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.
What requirements do people need from their private and public spaces to thrive and enjoy life? Kathlyn Loseby reflects on the profession’s achievements and the challenges ahead.
What are the implications of COVID-19 for domestic design? Maram Shaweesh and Annalise Varghese argue there is much to learn from those already adept at navigating the home as workplace.
Blanche Lemco van Ginkel has been awarded the 2020 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal. Now is a great time to reread this essay by Tanya Southcott on van Ginkel.
The potential emergence of deep change in the face of emergency – Pia Ednie-Brown, Sam Spurr, Amelia Hine and Charity Edwards explain.
Many women face the relentless challenge of balancing their job with the lion's share of domestic labour and parenting duties. Emma Williamson explores the issues.
Warwick Mihaly argues that we must challenge the system that demands both merit and long hours to attain acclaim and advancement in architecture.
As the Head of Architecture at Monash, Naomi Stead aims for an affiliative leadership style that helps make space for others and works by building consensus rather than exerting control.
Architecture conferences once held little interest for Sarah Hobday-North, but the recent ArchiTeam Conference has forced her to reassess.
The Architecture Lobby now has a Victorian Chapter, the first outside the United States. The founders outline their motivations for setting up and plans for the future.
Are more women leaving the profession in the UK because they have a better understanding of the state of play? Or are the numbers misleading? Gill Matthewson investigates.
March 6th, 2019 • 1 Comment
Sarah Hobday-North finds much to provoke thought and action in Flora Samuel's book Why Architects Matter.
Susie Ashworth talks with Melonie Bayl-Smith about transferable skills, what tough times can teach us, and the power of saying no...