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Work/life

The balancing act of life and work.

The notebook

The notebook

For her last ISOscape post, Jaslyn Ng shares her notebook of sketches, a place where she tests her ideas. “Sometimes when I’m stuck, I’ll just keep connecting the dots.”
Building a resilient home

Building a resilient home

For ISOscape creator Jaslyn Ng, an extended lockdown has meant adapting her home into a multi-functional space that accommodates work, school and care.
Beyond the 5 km bubble

Beyond the 5 km bubble

ISOscape project creator Jaslyn Ng turns her illustrative talents to Melbourne’s 5 km bubble of extreme COVID-19 lockdown.
Food for thought

Food for thought

Jaslyn Ng shares some of her architecture/food illustrations dedicated to her late aunt, who prepared the ultimate comfort food from her hawker stall in Penang, Malaysia.
What is 1.5 metres apart?

What is 1.5 metres apart?

ISOscape project creator Jaslyn Ng has designed a series of illustrations to explore the challenges of physical distancing.
Women in ISO

Women in ISO

As part of her ISOscape project, Jaslyn Ng considers how the everyday parenting juggle, with all its demands and responsibilities, has prepared her for life in lockdown.
Doors and portals

Doors and portals

Marika Neustupny speculates on the future of work environments, and the importance of maintaining space for chance, anticipation and incidental interaction.
Motherhood statements

Motherhood statements

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.
False part-timers syndrome

False part-timers syndrome

Have you heard of False Part-timers Syndrome? Emily Bates uncovers the emerging disorder that is increasingly prevalent in workplaces around Australia.
Balancing professional and family life

Balancing professional and family life

For Shannon Battisson, balancing motherhood with a business start-up was one of the biggest challenges she’d ever faced, but it was also one of the most rewarding.
Achieving the right balance

Achieving the right balance

Michael Gay on balancing career and family, based in his experience of combining a busy practice, professional commitments and toddler twins.
The ultimate return to work

The ultimate return to work

Providing support and easing the transition for employees returning to work can make a world of difference, argues Jennekin Dicks.
From solo to large practice – making the leap

From solo to large practice – making the leap

Wellington-based architect and mother-of-two Linda Wong remembers her transition back to work for an established practice after a decade away.
A flexible good news story

A flexible good news story

Queensland architect Emma Healy reviews her positive return to part-time work, revealing the strategies she uses to make maximum impact in the workplace.
Two stories

Two stories

Two recent perspectives on gender equity at work and in the home provided much food for thought. Gill Matthewson addresses the issues.
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