Parlour: Women, Equity, Architecture

A new website, Parlour: Women, Equity, Architecture, was launched at the National Architecture Conference in Brisbane on 11 May.

The Parlour website brings together research, informed opinion and resources on women, equity and architecture and seeks to expand the spaces and opportunities available to women while also focusing on the many women who already contribute in diverse ways.

“As activists and advocates, we aim to generate debate and discussion. As researchers and scholars, we provide serious analysis and a firm evidence base for change. As women active in Australian architecture, we seek to open up opportunities and broaden definitions of what architectural activity might be,” says the website’s curator and editor, Justine Clark.

The website is also supported by co-editors Dr Karen Burns, Professor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, Gill Matthewson, Dr Amanda Roan, Dr Naomi Stead and Professor Julie Willis.

Parlour is one outcome of the Australian Research Council-funded research project “Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work, and Leadership” led by Dr Naomi Stead. Working with Stead is the Parlour team with the addition of Professor Susan Savage and Professor Gillian Whitehouse. Industry partners in the research are the Australian Institute of Architects, Architecture Media, BVN Architecture, Bates Smart and PTW Architects.

The Parlour visual identity is designed by Catherine Griffiths of Studio Catherine Griffiths, and the website has been built by Peter Johns of Butterpaper.

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