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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
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.
Listening, learning and leading

Listening, learning and leading

Listening and Learning is fundamental to the Champions of Change Coalition approach. Monica Edwards outlines the four-step process, describing it in relation to design processes.
Design Guide for Older Women’s Housing

Design Guide for Older Women’s Housing

The Design Guide for Older Women’s Housing is now available – download your copy today!
Stepping up

Stepping up

Parlour is delighted to introduce Stepping Up, a new event and editorial collaboration with the ACA and the Architecture Group of the Champions of Change.
Women & Homelessness

Women & Homelessness

Older women are the fastest growing cohort of homeless people in Australia. Tania Davidge outlines the urgent need for safe and secure affordable rental housing.
Housing Assembly sessions available online

Housing Assembly sessions available online

Sessions from the 2021 Housing Assembly Symposium: Creating Socially Valuable Housing are now available online!
3: Considering collective access

3: Considering collective access

Watch Maryam Gusheh and Sara Chesterman discuss collective access from month 3 of the Parlour Reading Room> and catch up on the readings too.
Lightening the Load

Lightening the Load

Lightening the load: Design and cultural safety – Sarah Lynn Rees, Danièle Hromek and Kaylie Salvatori yarn about how designers can lighten the load.
Not OK

Not OK

Proposed amendments to the Australian Sex Discrimination Act and the Religious Discrimination Bill are state-sanctioned violence against transgender people.
Climate Change

Climate Change

How do we gain understanding of the climate challenges confronting us while still retaining positivity and motivation? Alison Cleary offers her list of the best articles of 2021.
Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications

Nikita Morell shares her favourite podcasts, must-read books and knowledgeable marketing folk to follow on LinkedIN.
What next? part 2

What next? part 2

Watch the second session in our two-part finale as we reflect on the last two years, and where we want to go – with Lee Hillam, Sonia Sarangi and Kieran Wong.
What next? – part 1

What next? – part 1

Saneia Norton, Kim Bazeley and Eloise Atkinson discuss the impacts of the last two years and speculate on what the future holds with Justine Clark and Naomi Stead.
Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Calling for Instagram guest hosts!

Do you want to host Parlour's Instagram account for a week? We are signing up people now for 2022.
Finding strength through adversity

Finding strength through adversity

Felicity Watson reflects on the challenges of navigating career and a complex illness, and the strength that can come from adjusting expectations and exploring new pathways.
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