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

Welcome to the Parlour Collective

The Parlour Collective is our new supporter program. It creates funding security for our long-term future, while providing further opportunity for action, research, mutual support and camaraderie.

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Latest entries
Older women and housing in Victoria

Older women and housing in Victoria

The University of Melbourne invites experts in housing, aged care and equity to to attend a half-day workshop on older women and affordable housing.
6. Intersectional practice – a DIY manifesto

6. Intersectional practice – a DIY manifesto

The sixth and final month of the Parlour Reading Room explores existing and emerging methods for practicing intersectional feminism within built environment professions. Speakers are Hélène Frichot, Jane Rendell and Torange Khonsari.
Parlour in Action, 2021

Parlour in Action, 2021

Parlour had an extremely busy, productive year in 2021, with the launch of several exciting new programs and a strong focus on supporting the ever-growing Parlour community.
Flex case studies

Flex case studies

How are practices embedding flexible work into their work cultures and everyday habits? BVN, Woods Bagot and Cox share their progress and experiences so far.
How to create an effective flex policy

How to create an effective flex policy

An open and transparent flexible work policy is critical to fostering an effective, collaborative and healthy workplace, where meaningful and rewarding career opportunities are available to all.
What is flexibility & why does it matter?

What is flexibility & why does it matter?

How does flexibility work in practice, what are the benefits and challenges, what is its impact on equity, what is the business case for change?
2022 Perth Autumn Salon

2022 Perth Autumn Salon

Please join Parlour, AWS and Women, Work, Wisdom for the 2022 Perth Autumn Salon with Michelle Blakeley and Leonie Matthews. See you at Brickworks on 26 May.
2022 Sydney Autumn Salon

2022 Sydney Autumn Salon

Please join Parlour and AWS for the 2022 Sydney Autumn Salon, with Kathlyn Loseby and Monica Edwards, hosted by BVN.
Listening, learning & leadership

Listening, learning & leadership

Watch the video of the first session in the Stepping Up with Monica Edwards, Neil Stonell and Joe Agius. CPD available.
Leah Lang on Public Design Leadership

Leah Lang on Public Design Leadership

Susan Holden and Kirsty Volz interview Qld Govt Architect Leah Lang about non-traditional career directions and the changing role of architects in the public service.
Victorian Heritage Services Directory

Victorian Heritage Services Directory

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) invites all practitioners providing heritage services in Victoria to join the new Heritage Services Directory.
Meanjin to Whangārei – video online

Meanjin to Whangārei – video online

Watch Birdy Bird and Jade Kake in a trans-oceanic conversation, as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival.
4. Intersectional urban environments – video online

4. Intersectional urban environments – video online

Watch Hoa Yang and Simona Castricum in the fourth Reading Room Conversation on Intersectional Urban Environments.
White is not Neutral

White is not Neutral

Watch Danièle Hromek yarn with Francoise Lane and Elle Davidson about designing for cultural representation and safety. Purchase access to the full recording via Vimeo on demand.
Listening and Learning – How it works

Listening and Learning – How it works

Monica Edwards summarises the process, objectives and outcomes of the Listening and Learning sessions, developed by the Champions of Change Coalition.
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