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.
Nicole Kalms July 2nd, 2022
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.
Jim Gall June 23rd, 2022
Jim Gall discusses traditional architectural perspectives of sustainability, and the need for architects to re-think design to ensure a more sustainable future.
April 25th, 2022
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.
Sophie Dyring November 18th, 2021
Sophie Dyring reflects on the recent symposium and what it offers for thinking about socially valuable housing in Australia.
Marti Fooks September 14th, 2021
Marti Fooks explores the intersections of safety, Queerness and public space.
Nikita Bhopti July 19th, 2021
ArchiTeam’s third biennial conference ‘Trajectories’ pulled together a diverse mix of speakers to unpack possible futures for practice. Nikita Bhopti provides a recap.
Badru Ahmed July 16th, 2021
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.
Ilianna Ginnis May 24th, 2021
Ilianna Ginnis argues for recognition of individuals with non-verbal and diverse communication, and the need to incorporate appropriate engagement into the design process.
Justine Clark March 7th, 2021
Justine Clark reflects on International Women's Day.
Anwyn Hocking March 7th, 2021
Anwyn Hocking reflects on the socialist beginnings of International Women’s Day and remembers the women who rallied for a different version of IWD.
Monica Edwards and Shaun Carter discuss the origins of the Champions of Change, along with achievements, challenges and plans for the future.
Tania Davidge December 13th, 2020
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.
Annmarie Adams November 16th, 2020
Annmarie Adams discusses the home as workplace, contemplating the growing importance of domestic architecture and the meteoric rise of the interior.
Gerard Corcoran November 16th, 2020
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.