PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Surveys

Gathering evidence and understanding. Material and analysis from Parlour’s two major surveys, ‘Where Do All the Women Go?’ ‘… And What About the men?’, along with useful material from surveys conducted elsewhere.

Shock horror statistics

Shock horror statistics

What do the recent AR Women in Architecture surveys really mean? Gill Matthewson digs into the stats and finds that some of the drama evaporates on close inspection.
Does motherhood + architecture = no career?

Does motherhood + architecture = no career?

Sandra Kaji O’Grady examines the ‘proverbial elephant in the room’: the impact of children on women’s architecture careers.
Not just a “women’s problem”

Not just a “women’s problem”

With long hours, low pay and rigid schedules, is architecture's workplace culture sustainable for anyone? Julie Willis analyses some of the discursive responses to the Parlour surveys.
Where do all the women go?

Where do all the women go?

Justine Clark provides a short overview of the results of Parlour surveys Where Do All the Women Go? and "And What About the Men?", first published in the AA Dossier on Gender Equity.
Why do women leave?

Why do women leave?

Karen Burns examines the Parlour survey responses to understand why women leave the profession.
... And what about the men?

… And what about the men?

Now it is the men's turn. Who are they and what do they do? How are their roles and experiences similar to women's and how are they different? If you are a man involved in Australian architecture please fill out our second survey.
Angie the architect meets Rosie the riveter

Angie the architect meets Rosie the riveter

Are unlicensed women working in architecture the 'expendable proletariat'? Gill Matthewson looks at the lastest American Institute of Architects survey of “firm characteristics”.
Survey no. 1: Where do all the women go?

Survey no. 1: Where do all the women go?

Who are you? Where are you? What do you do? Parlour's first survey aimed to give a more nuanced picture of the women of Australian architecture.
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