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

Welcome to the Parlour Reading Room, our take on the book club. We invite the Parlour community to organise their own groups, with colleagues and friends.

 

Each month, we provide suggested materials to read, listen to and watch and facilitation guides to prompt discussion. Then it’s up to you to get together and discuss! On the last Thursday of the month, everyone is invited to an online Q&A session to discuss the theme and materials with the Parlour Reading Room community and two experts.

5. “Still possible worlds”

5. “Still possible worlds”

Watch Nat Osborne and Sumita Singha discuss climate change through an intersectional lens and imagine the "still possible worlds" that might be created.
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.
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.
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.
2. The profession through a feminist lens

2. The profession through a feminist lens

The second Reading Room considers built environment professions through a feminist lens. Watch Kerstin Thompson and Marie-Louise Richards discuss the issues.
1. Introducing intersectional feminism

1. Introducing intersectional feminism

We are super excited to welcome Celeste Liddle and Janet McGaw to the Reading Room Conversations to discuss intersectional feminism – the recording is now available.
Read / watch / listen recommendations

Read / watch / listen recommendations

Parlour Reading Room convenors Anwyn Hocking and Sophie Adsett showcase a range of read/watch/listen recommendations from the Parlour community.
Welcome to the Parlour Reading Room!

Welcome to the Parlour Reading Room!

Led by Anwyn Hocking and Sophie Adsett, the Parlour Reading Room is another opportunity to come together as a community, to support new knowledge and have fun!
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