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

Sticky floors, glass ceilings, glass cliffs and leaky pipelines – metaphors abound when we talk about career progression for women. What does it all mean, and what about non-traditional career paths? What can we learn from the statistics and from the experiences of others?

A lost legacy

A lost legacy

Attrition rates for women architecture graduates are high with many bright graduates leaving the profession early. Diana Griffiths ponders this lost legacy.
Picking up the phone to women

Picking up the phone to women

Australian society seems to have forgotten to pick up the phone to the hundreds of women in architecture. Eli Giannini reflects on thirty years in practice, on how commissions are won and the role gender plays in this.
Why bother?

Why bother?

Where do you go to? Gill Matthewson reflects on the continuing disappearance of women from architecture and why we should care (and not glaze over).
Going Places

Going Places

Going Places is a fundamental document for research into gender and Australian architecture. The reception of this, and the follow-up report The Career Progression of Men in Architecture, raise important issues for the current research.
Opting out of architecture

Opting out of architecture

Carla Corroto's recent interviews with American women who have left the profession challenge some of the assumptions about how to increase participation.
Just don’t mention feminism

Just don’t mention feminism

Naomi Stead reflects on the process of making films to encourage young women to consider careers in architecture.
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