Parlour, the National Committee for Gender Equity and AWS invite you to Women Transforming the City – Part 2, a lively discussion about women shaping our cities and environments.


The panel discussion will explore the powerful roles women play as activists, architects, planners, philanthropists, policy-makers and politicians. These roles shape the spaces, places and policies of Australian cities and set the context for future actions and engagement.


  • Judith Brine: architect, academic and long-time participant in SA public life
  • Lin Hatfield Dodds: social activist, National Director of UnitingCare Australia and Chair of the Australian Social Inclusion Board
  • Angelique Edmonds: academic, architect, public engagement champion
  • Susan Phillips: architect, advocate, director Phillips/Pilkington Architects

Chaired by Justine Clark

At the end of the session enjoy a chat, a snack and ‘Wines by KT’ before heading off to How Soon is Now?


2.30–5.30 pm, 28 April, 2015


Bradley Forum,
Level 5, Hawke Building,
University of South Australia
55 North Terrace, SA 5000


$25 / $10 for students, those not working and other concessions.

Introducing our speakers

Judith Brine

Judith came to South Australia in 1972 and was appointed as an academic in architecture and has, in some sort, remained an academic ever since; at the same time, participating in government advisory work largely in the fields of heritage and planning to Federal, South Australian and ACT Governments. Other areas of contribution included periods on the Board of the ACT Electricity and Water Commission, the SA Environment and Development Court and the Adelaide City Council.



Lin Hatfield Dodds
Lin HD photo

Lin is the National Director of UnitingCare Australia, and one of Australia’s leading social justice advocates. A recognised expert on social policy and community services, she has served on a wide range of boards and government advisory bodies, and is a frequent media commentator and conference speaker.

Lin’s background includes working as a counselling psychologist and as a public policy advisor on health and community services within federal and state governments.


Susan Phillips

Sue Phillips 2 (1)Susan is a founding partner of Phillips/Pilkington Architects and has led many of the practice’s award-winning buildings, including a wide range of community and cultural projects. She has extensive community engagement experience and has taken on many advisory and advocacy roles, making a huge contribution to the profession and the city throughout her career. Susan is a strong advocate for women in architecture, and is a mentor for many. She was awarded the 2013 Sir James Irwin AIA (SA Chapter) President’s Medal with partner Michael Pilkington.


Angelique Edmonds
A Edmonds portrait

Angelique has a passion for design education and creating resilient communities engaged in the decisions which impact upon their everyday lives. She is the founder and Creative Director of the School for Creating Change and a Senior Lecturer in Architecture & Sustainable Design at the University of South Australia.

As a former board member of SA Council for the Care of Children and Engagement Leader of 5000+, an Integrated Design Strategy for inner Adelaide, in 2012 she led a collaborative forum of 400 South Australians considering child- and youth-friendly approaches to city-making in SA.

She has worked with Indigenous communities in Arnhem Land and established design advocacy projects with CALD women in Sydney’s South West and with youth at risk of homelessness in South Australia.


This event builds on a very successful session Parlour ran at the MPavilion last yearlisten to the audio here.

Women Transforming the City – Part 2 is presented by Parlour and the Australian Institute of Architects National Committee for Gender Equity, in partnership with AWS. It is supported by ODASA, UniSA and Wines by KT. Thanks to everyone involved!


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