If architecture was more inclusive would it also be in a stronger position? Parlour and the University of Melbourne invite you to participate in a day of discussion and debate about gender, agency and remaking the profession.
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Wendy Bertrand reflects on forty years of the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals.
How might we alter the future of architecture to generate a more equitable, effective and robust profession? What might such a discipline look like? How can architecture make meaningful and exciting contributions to communities, while also being more inclusive? Transform approaches the question from a range of directions, with each...
Sheryle Moon on how ot we increase the number of women in the construction industry.
A wonderful range of people have agreed to participate in Transform. Bringing these people together in a discussion-based event will lead to an invigorating day of conversation and debate.
After Transform Lori Brown is heading to Brisbane, where she will give a public lecture, "Beyond Patronage", as part of the Transform follow up event organised by Naomi Stead.
Lori Brown is also giving a free public lecture as part of the ABP Agenda Series at the University of Melbourne.
Bronwyn Marshall reflects on the effect of the boys' club in architectural culture and workplaces.
Hilde Heynen's essay "Genius, Gender and Architecture: The Star System as Exemplified in the Pritzker Prize" is now out from behind the paywall.
So, you are coming to Transform. Great! We've put together a little reading list to get you in the mood.
DADo Film Society at the Robin Boyd Foundation, an organisation dedicated to screening films on architecture, design and urbanism, has kicked off its inaugural season.
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).
Attrition rates for women architecture graduates are high with many bright graduates leaving the profession early. Diana Griffiths ponders this lost legacy.
Countering women’s marginalisation by appropriating the model of the urban 'boys' club'. Karen Burns recalls the activism and intellectual engagement of E1027.
Reflecting on his own architectural past, Shane Thompson argues that the profession needs fundamental behavioural change – both for the future of the profession and for women within it.
We all want to be valued for the quality of our work, not framed by the fact of our gender. Karen Burns reflects on the complex interactions between culture and individual agency.
More than a numbers game. Jeremy Till explains his 30% pledge as an affirmative stance and as a means to resist the tired discourse of the ‘thrusting heroes’.
Reflecting on her own recent experience of redundancy, one architect is sadly no longer surprised that there are so few registered woman architects.
Amanda Kolson Hurley argues that it is time to talk bluntly about women and money.
What does the 17% graduate gender pay gap in architecture and building mean? Justine Clark teases out the numbers and the issues.
What can we do about the gender pay gap? Neph Wake has collated some helpful links, along with questions to help check how gender friendly our workplaces are.
Gill Matthewson updates our statistical knowledge of women's participation in Australian architecture, starting with the state of play in architecture schools.
An update on the statistics – measuring women's involvement in practice and the profession.
Gill Matthewson does the numbers on membership of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Shelley Penn, National President of the Australian Institute of Architects, updates the figures for the architecture graduate pay gap.
The latest issue of Architect Victoria celebrates the celebrates the contribution women make to architecture in the state.
A new petition demanding that the Pritzker Prize Committee recognise the contribution of Denise Scott Brown is rapidly collecting signatures – add yours. The Women in Design group at Havard’s GSD has started a petition asking the Pritzker Prize Committee to recognise Denise Scott Brown alongside Robert Venturi in the 1991 Pritzker Prize. The petition follows on...
What is an architectural career anyway? Sara Stace describes the twists and turns she has taken so far.
Early bird ticket sales for Material, the National Conference of the Australian Institute of Architects close on Monday 22 April. Material has been conceived and developed by Creative Directors Sandra Kaji-O’Grady and John De Manincor. Sandra will be known to Parlour readers as a contributor to Parlour and one of...
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has released a discussion paper: 'What women want in a construction career'.