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

A range of series that help passing on knowledge to others

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.
Memories of past challenges

Memories of past challenges

Loata Ho describes her workspace in isolation, the challenges of lockdown life, her research interest in Indigenous Fijian women’s knowledge, and her experiences after the 2008 economic downturn.
The broad nature of architecture

The broad nature of architecture

David Tordoff and David Kelly highlight the importance of being adaptable and flexible, continuing to hone architecture skills and gain experience in a variety of places.
Finding a practice that aligns with you

Finding a practice that aligns with you

Chi Melhem advises to do your research and find a practice that aligns with your values and the work you want to do.
Maximising every opportunity

Maximising every opportunity

Melonie Bayl-Smith offers comprehensive advice on maximising opportunities in architecture, from building useful skills to identifying personal direction and fine-tuning portfolios.
Finding your way through

Finding your way through

Shelley Penn advises to attend to the essentials, work on something that matters to you, and then use spare time to do something for your soul.
A time for critical reflection

A time for critical reflection

Downturns can provide opportunities for critical reflection for individuals, practices and the profession as a whole, says Ben Green.
Student life in the age of COVID-19

Student life in the age of COVID-19

Fifth-year University of Adelaide architecture student Georgie Warren shares the comforts and struggles of lockdown life.
In conversation with ... Jos Boys

In conversation with … Jos Boys

Renowned UK writer, researcher, educator and unapologetic activist Jos Boys takes us on a journey from Covent Garden squatting to Matrix and The DisOrdinary Architecture Project.
The importance of ‘third spaces’

The importance of ‘third spaces’

Sole practitioner Sarah Hobday-North was already adept at working from home, but she misses the support of ‘third spaces’, such as cafes, libraries, museums and playgrounds.
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