Opinion & analysis

Parlour talk: speculative, exploratory, sometimes provocative pieces by a wide range of participants. Anecdote and attitude, reflection and opinion. If you would like to contribute a piece please contact us.

Gender-sensitive cities

Gender-sensitive cities

Are you designing places that exclude women and gender-diverse people? Being a designer that is sensitive to gender is vital, writes XYX Lab Founding Director Nicole Kalms.
Architecture beyond buildings

Architecture beyond buildings

Jim Gall discusses traditional architectural perspectives of sustainability, and the need for architects to re-think design to ensure a more sustainable future.
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.
Housing Assembly

Housing Assembly

Sophie Dyring reflects on the recent symposium and what it offers for thinking about socially valuable housing in Australia.
The infinite value of Queerness in public space

The infinite value of Queerness in public space

Marti Fooks explores the intersections of safety, Queerness and public space.
Trajectories

Trajectories

ArchiTeam’s third biennial conference ‘Trajectories’ pulled together a diverse mix of speakers to unpack possible futures for practice. Nikita Bhopti provides a recap.
The Immigrant Job Hustle

The Immigrant Job Hustle

Badru Ahmed revisits her experiences as an international graduate on the job hunt, and the challenge of presenting as the ‘right fit’ – professionally, culturally and personally.
Re-imagining communication access in design

Re-imagining communication access in design

Ilianna Ginnis argues for recognition of individuals with non-verbal and diverse communication, and the need to incorporate appropriate engagement into the design process.
Thoughts on International Women's Day

Thoughts on International Women’s Day

Justine Clark reflects on International Women's Day.
The revolutionary beginnings of IWD

The revolutionary beginnings of IWD

Anwyn Hocking reflects on the socialist beginnings of International Women’s Day and remembers the women who rallied for a different version of IWD.
Championing change

Championing change

Monica Edwards and Shaun Carter discuss the origins of the Champions of Change, along with achievements, challenges and plans for the future.
Good citizens

Good citizens

What are our rights and responsibilities as architects? How do we keep the needs of community at the forefront? Tania Davidge asks what it means to be a good architectural citizen.
This is where we live

This is where we live

Annmarie Adams discusses the home as workplace, contemplating the growing importance of domestic architecture and the meteoric rise of the interior.
Cultural change on fast-forward

Cultural change on fast-forward

Many aspects of life are on pause, but cultural change at work is on fast-forward. Gerard Corcoran, CEO of Hassell, urges us to rethink the workplace for everyone’s benefit after COVID-19.
With a name like yours

With a name like yours

Assumptions continue to be made about people’s professions and ambitions, based on their skin colour, looks or accent, writes Sumita Singha.
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