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

Safe as houses

Safe as houses

Can architecture make a difference to the experience of those seeking safety from violence in refuge accommodation? Samantha Donnelly explores the issues.
Re-imagining communication access in design

Re-imagining communication access in design

Ilianna Ginnis argues for recognition of individuals with non-verbal and diverse communication, and the need to incorporate appropriate engagement into the design process.
10 lessons for designers working after disaster

10 lessons for designers working after disaster

Disaster recovery work is complex. Barnaby Bennett offers 10 tips based in his research and experience working with post-disaster and under-developed communities.
Making space for play

Making space for play

As higher densities continue to change urban communities, architect Natalia Krysiak turns her attention to the needs of our youngest citizens.
Reimagining a safer, more inclusive city

Reimagining a safer, more inclusive city

Monash University's XYX Lab workshop ideas for a safer, more welcoming Melbourne for women and girls
The architecture of choice: re-framing feminism

The architecture of choice: re-framing feminism

"... society needs feminist architects to identify the political implications of design and planning." Carla Corroto argues for a new function for feminism in architecture.
Building community

Building community

"Get it right for women, and you get it right for everyone." Lee Hillam asks how can women architects can contribute to the low cost housing debate in Australia?
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