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

Attitude, opinion and speculation – things to think about and ideas for the future from a broad range of contributors.

New Residential Zoning for Victoria

New Residential Zoning for Victoria

The impact of restrictive new residential zones will be far-reaching and detrimental, argues Colleen Peterson.
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.
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.
The two faces of architecture

The two faces of architecture

Do unsustainable employment practices and continual fee cutting mean architecture is driving itself into the ground? Jon Clements’ pointed speech at the Victorian architecture awards speculated on the differing health of the public and private faces of the profession. It is encouraging to note that in a period of economic...
Architecture is too important to be left to men alone

Architecture is too important to be left to men alone

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’.
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).
Angie the architect meets Rosie the riveter

Angie the architect meets Rosie the riveter

Are unlicensed women working in architecture the 'expendable proletariat'? Gill Matthewson looks at the lastest American Institute of Architects survey of “firm characteristics”.
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?
Leadership, gender, psychopathy

Leadership, gender, psychopathy

What makes a good leader? Sandra Kaji-O'Grady points to the problems caused by poor leadership and the bias against women in some preferred leadership styles.
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.
Women architects united will never be defeated!

Uniting women in architecture

Naomi Stead argues that a representative body uniting women in Australian architecture is crucial for the advancement and conditions of all.
Redesigning practice

Redesigning practice

'Gender is over isn't it? Naomi Stead suggests that mainstream practice may learn a lot from the inventive modes of practice developed by women to make space within architecture.
Why equity policy matters

Why equity policy matters

Why do we need an equity policy for Australian architecture and how might this best be developed? Naomi Stead and Justine Clark outline the issues.
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