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"Make it big so the boys can see it."

“Make it big so the boys can see it.”

Sonia Sarangi reviews the recent Women in Design exhibition, curated by Daniella Casamento for the DIA. Walking down the stairs to the DIA Women in Design exhibition at Forty-five Downstairs, it struck me that the chosen venue was befitting in ironic ways. Discreet, tucked away, blink-and-you-miss-it. Women are an integral...
10 lessons

10 lessons

How do we navigate practice knowing that gender bias overlays the way we frame and understand architecture? Kerstin Thompson outlines ten lessons learnt over her career.
Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Bronwen Jones challenges ACT architectural practices to conduct an industry-wide gender pay audit.
Put your hand up! Gender Equity Committee

Put your hand up! Gender Equity Committee

Late last year we celebrated the new Gender Equity Policy for the Australian Institute of Architects. Now its time to put it into action and make things happen.
Presentation and persuasion

Presentation and persuasion

Coming up at the Australian Institute of Architects, Gretel Bakker on presentation skills.
Established and emergent

Established and emergent

How do we navigate the changing role of the architect in contemporary practice, while continuing to achieve quality outcomes for the built environment?
What does 2014 hold?

What does 2014 hold?

Linda Bennett of Archi-ninja asked us to contribute to her collection of New Year Resolutions from architectural bloggers. We were delighted to participate.
Wanted: Ms Government Architect

Wanted: Ms Government Architect

We’re well into the 21st century and Australia has yet to appoint its first female government architect. Sara Stace ponders why.
The Architects of Victoria

The Architects of Victoria

Add your story to The Architects of Victoria, the digital time capsule being created at Federation Square as part of its Federation Story project.
Women in Design

Women in Design

A new exhibition, Women In Design, celebrates the contribution female designers make to Melbourne’s built environment, product design and the manufacturing industry.

The power dress: Kelly Hayes-McAlonie

Kelly Hayes McAlonie talks about the power dress, women architects, architect Barbie and Louise Bethune – A YouTube video from TEDx BuffaloWomen. The power dress: Kelly Hayes-McAlonie.
Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Policy

Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Policy

Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Architects on the release of its Gender Equity Policy.
Going Beyond

Going Beyond

Emily Grandstaff-Rice reports on the American Institute of Architects' Women's Leadership Summit.
Why working for free is not OK.

Why working for free is not OK.

What are the costs of unpaid staff? Warwick Mihaly considers the complicated issue of unpaid internships and argues that the profession simply cannot afford it.
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