Analysis, interpretation and the evidence base. Updates on research from the Women, Work and Leadership team.
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.
Gill Matthewson does the numbers on membership of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Gill Matthewson updates our statistical knowledge of women's participation in Australian architecture, starting with the state of play in architecture schools.
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).
One of the standard ways to measure women’s participation in architecture is to look at the numbers of registered architects. But this is no straightforward matter in Australia. Gill Matthewson describes the trials and tribulations of counting registered women, and finishes the most accurate count we have to date. If...
Christine Phillips and Simon Knott interview Karen Burns and Justine Clark about Parlour on The Architects RRR. Download the podcast here.
Who are you? Where are you? What do you do? Parlour's first survey aimes to give a more nuanced picture of the women of Australian architecture. Results will be available soon.
How do anthologies of architectural theory represent feminism and gender theory? Karen Burns finds a "strangely antiquated", essentialist version at odds with the aims of the work itself.
A generation after Gill Matthewson first asked, “where are all the women?” she is still, with some frustration, asking the same question.
Help Parlour to collect the history of initiatives and organizations for women in Australian architecture.
Showing practice. Naomi Stead describes the intent and context of the 'visual sociology' component of the Women, Work and Leadership research project.
Paula Whitman’s work is extensively quoted throughout this website – Naomi Stead on the debt of gratitude that we owe to Paula.
Women make up 52% of practising architects in Sweden. Sweden has excellent parental support, but the profession is also structured differently, which plays an important role in women staying in the profession.
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.