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Series

A range of series that help passing on knowledge to others

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.
Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming

Through economic downturns, changes in career direction and a lot of hard work, Macarena de la Vega de León has discovered that the best approach is to ‘just keep swimming!’.
Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Building on our Path Ahead series, a number of our Parlour friends generously offer advice for navigating the architecture profession.
Remote working – A graduate’s perspective

Remote working – A graduate’s perspective

Nikita Bhopti describes her professional growth while in isolation, from managing her digi-presence to developing alternative methods of collaboration, and celebrating successes.
Architecture’s a marathon, not a sprint

Architecture’s a marathon, not a sprint

Neil Stonell advises to continue honing your skills and building your portfolio, because historically downturns are followed by upswings, and great skills will always find a home.
Resilience and diversity

Resilience and diversity

Rachael Bernstone interviews five women Deans or Heads of School to canvas the issues, discuss the importance of equity and reflect on their experiences of leadership.
Embracing unexpected change

Embracing unexpected change

Sarah Buckeridge reflects on her experiences graduating into a weak economy and seeking opportunities overseas.
Past downturns, observations and advice

Past downturns, observations and advice

Suzanne Hunt offers her observations and advice for graduates and students facing unsettling times.
Being open to possibilities

Being open to possibilities

The dream job may be out of reach for now, but being proactive, persistent and open to possibilities often pays off, says recruitment expert Misty Waters.
In conversation with ... Madhavi Desai

In conversation with … Madhavi Desai

Madhavi Desai reflects on her feminist awakening, the founding of the Women Architects Forum and the importance of writing the women architects of India into the history books.
Everyday mindfulness

Everyday mindfulness

What strategies are you using to lift your spirits and maintain mental wellbeing? Nicole Mesquita-Mendes reflects on her commitment to daily meditation.
In conversation with ... Jude Barber

In conversation with … Jude Barber

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. 
Architectural rabbit holes

Architectural rabbit holes

Now could be the perfect time to look up, take stock, consider your options and head down those architectural rabbit holes, writes Tania Davidge.
Unsettling times

Unsettling times

Writer Deborah Singerman has worked from home for more than a decade, but has found the restrictions of lockdown very unsettling.
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