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Research

Analysis, interpretation and the evidence base. Updates on research from the Women, Work and Leadership team.

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.
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.
The 'half-life' of women architects

The ‘half-life’ of women architects

What can the 2011 census tell us about the "half-life" of woman architects? Gill Matthewson and Justine Clark take a look.
More on the gender pay gap.

More on the gender pay gap.

Justine Clark reflects on newer, disaggregated data on the graduate pay gap.  “You tell them – girls should be paid more from now on, ’cause boys have already had more.” Sylvia Walker, age 5. Both my daughters looked incredulous and appalled as I explained what a gender pay gap was. The five...
Transform – a quick recap (with pictures)

Transform – a quick recap (with pictures)

Transform was a fantastic success and we would like to thank everyone involved – we have had some wonderful feedback and look forward to continuing the conversation (not to mention shaking up the profession!) We will reflect more on the day in coming weeks, but in the meantime here are...
Parlour guides – call for feedback

Parlour guides – call for feedback

Parlour in association with the Australian Institute of Architects are developing guidelines for equitable practice. As part of this we are seeking your feedback on the draft guidelines.
Updating the numbers, part 3: Institute membership

Updating the numbers, part 3: Institute membership

Gill Matthewson does the numbers on membership of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Updating the numbers, part 1: at school

Updating the numbers, part 1: at school

Gill Matthewson updates our statistical knowledge of women's participation in Australian architecture, starting with the state of play in architecture schools.
Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

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.
Counting registered architects — no easy matter

Counting registered architects — no easy matter

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...
On the radio: 2

On the radio: 2

Christine Phillips and Simon Knott interview Karen Burns and Justine Clark about Parlour on The Architects RRR. Download the podcast here.
Survey no. 1: Where do all the women go?

Survey no. 1: Where do all the women go?

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.
A girl's own adventure

A girl’s own adventure

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.
Take it to the limit: women as architectural breach

Taking it to the limit

A generation after Gill Matthewson first asked, “where are all the women?” she is still, with some frustration, asking the same question.
Crowd-sourcing no. 1: The history of women’s initiatives in architecture in Australia

Crowd-source no. 1: equity initiatives

Help Parlour to collect the history of initiatives and organizations for women in Australian architecture.
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